I'm putting them in tiers:
Passion Pit -- Gossamer
Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros -- Here
Metric -- Synthetic
Santigold -- Master of my make believe
Beach House -- Bloom
Japandroids -- Celebration Rock
DIIV -- Oshin
B.o.B -- Strange Clouds
John Mayer -- born and raised
Jack White -- Blunderbuss
The Shins -- Port of Morrow
Cloud Nothings -- Attack on Memory
Next in Queue:
I'll take suggestions from the crowd. Anybody?
Recent albums I wasn't feeling:
Purity Ring (I gave this two listens...wasn't hitting me)
Dirty Projectors (I might could give this one more listen)
Kimbra (got recommended by a female friend who usually gives me good muzak recommendations -- put me onto Passion Pit back in the day, and god bless her for that* -- but I just wasn't feeling it).
2012 "just okay" albums:
*Though it would have been much better if she would have put me onto Passion Pit and also had sex with me. Really hot girl. And, yes, I tried. Was denied. It happens. I don't like getting friendzoned by females any more than you do, but it is okay so long as you actually made an attempt. If you made an attempt and then failed -- and you got the feeling that persistence might not pay off -- then just go ahead and preemptively friendzone them if they're cool. But if they friendzoned you before you even made an attempt...well, that's just weak. Why didn't you make an attempt, dude? Just try to stick your tongue down her mouth. Worst she can say is no.
This post was edited on 8/20 at 11:30 pm