The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #11 - Broken Water

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: Broken Water

WHAT: Tempest

WHEN: May 2012

WHERE: Hardly Art

WHY: Sometimes yours truly likes it a little down and dirty. Naturally, I'm referring to my music. Broken Water, of the left coast, brings the scuzz and then some on the most excellent Tempest. It's a muddy, rough record, full of jaggedly eviscerating riffs and slightly off, slightly bored, and nearly confrontational vocals. Seriously, y'all, this is one hell of a record. If you missed it last year, now's your chance to right that wrong. 

MY JAMS: "Drown" "Orange Blossom Stains" "Underground" "River Under The River" "Chantal Seder"


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