The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #1c - A Place To Bury Strangers

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: A Place To Bury Strangers

WHAT: Worship

WHEN: June 2012

WHERE: Dead Oceans

WHY: If you like your music rough, fuzzy, and unapologetically loud, odds are you're already a fan of A Place To Bury Strangers. Latest long player Worship sees the band doing what they do best, that of course being spitting forth dark, provocatively pummeling, ferocious juggernauts of songs designed to assault your senses until you've no choice but to surrender. At times there's a fleeting, vulnerable tenderness to the onslaught of furiosity, adding the Achilles heel to an otherwise impenetrable hard edge. Completely mesmerizing, you could say that Worship is worthy of, well, worship.  

MY JAMS: "Alone" "You Are The One" "Mind Control" "Worship" "Dissolved" "Revenge" "Slide"

mp3: You Are The One (A Place To Bury Strangers from Worship)


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