The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #47 - Band Of Skulls

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Band Of Skulls

WHAT: Sweet Sour

WHEN: February 2012

WHERE: Vagrant

WHY: Sass and a half, y'all, is what Band Of Skulls brings to the table. Their feisty record Sweet Sour is definitely diving into stadium rock territory with brash, but cool, bravado. Not the record to listen to when you're in the mood for something subtle, the English noisesmiths make music for the rock & roll crowd, and are completely unapologetic about it. And during those rare moments they take a breather, they're just as fine.  

MY JAMS: "Navigate" "The Devil Takes Care of His Own" "Close To Nowhere"


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