Neil Young… Pill to love

2012 Top 100 LPs #92-89: Neil Young, dEUS, Vaccines, Cloud Nothings, deus, Neil Young

Published on December 3rd, 2012 | Jonny Abrams

Yes, it’s…Rocksucker’s Top 100 Albums of 2012!

Rocksucker has listened to a lot of albums this year, so just for fun we decided to slog back through them and confer varying degrees of merit on them based on our own spurious criteria, so as to count you from 100 right down to number 1. By dint of mathematics (specifically 4 x 25), top spot shall be revealed on Christmas day. Now, let’s get crackling, and then cracking…

92. The Vaccines – Come of Age

You probably know all you need to know about The Vaccines by now, so basically it just comes down to whether you like the songs or not. Rocksucker does, especially this typically derivative yet nevertheless irresistible number…

Click here to read Rocksucker’s full review of Come of Age

Click here to read Rocksucker’s interview with Vaccines bassist Arni Arnason

91. dEUS – Following Sea

Whereas you might expect from the Belgians’ latest a selection of paeans to the ocean, Following Sea instead takes us through a world part crime novel, part gritty cop drama, before morphing into an album of love songs somewhere around the middle. And then back again. Commandingly brooding, but not without its cheesy bits.

Click here to read Rocksucker’s full review of Following Sea

90. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

Power-pop troupe suddenly become a rather more monstrous proposition with consummate use of tension and release, screamingly so in fact. Imagine Sunny Day Real Estate going up against Fugazi, apply a dash of Built to Spill and you’ve got yourself some Cloud Nothings there, mister. Check out this gosh-darn epic…

Click here to read Rocksucker’s full review of Attack on Memory

89. Neil Young – Psychedelic Pill

It’s a Neil Young album, for crying out loud; it’s bound to be at least good, at best great. This one veers closer to ‘good’ for Rocksucker, but you may disagree. Still capable of transfixing noisemaking, though, and that’s something in itself.

Watch this space for a continuation of the countdown of Rocksucker’s Top 100 Albums of 2012! Bloody do it!

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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.

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