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Best Madison Records of 2012

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Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby Scott Gordon » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:10 pm

Hello all, I'm one of Isthmus' music contributors. About a month from now, I'll be writing up a list of my favorite Madison-made albums and EPs from good ol' calendar year 2012.

Now, I'm not telling you this just so you can start working early on those angry best-of-list-time Internet comments. I want to hear from you, in the interests of keeping this open, diverse, and as fair as it can possibly be given my infernal opinionated stubbornness.

So tell me: What Madison-made records have stuck with you the most this year? What do you think has been unfairly overlooked? What local bands/artists do you think have improved or surprised this year?

And if you've made something you think I should hear, feel free to Sendspace/Dropbox a .zip of .mp3s to scottgwrites@gmail.com.

I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby m0rrigan » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:31 pm

Caustic, "The Man Who Couldn't Stop" (epic)
Golden Donna (self-titled LP)
Anna Vogelzang, "Canary in a Coalmine" (beautiful)
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby sabuye » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:41 pm

Dalonkan by Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby gfe321 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:43 pm

Robin Red - Paul Otteson
Pitchman - Count This Penny
Friendship - PHOX
Schulte, A - Control
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby flanneljammies » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:47 pm

CONTROL.
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby Walter » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:31 pm

Slow Boat-Nick Brown
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby wallrock » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:32 am

County This Penny's Pitchman is pretty great too.
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby Scott Gordon » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:32 am

sabuye wrote:Dalonkan by Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars


Thanks for reminding me of this one. I've been listening to it and definitely plan to spend more time with it.

Good to see everyone else's suggestions, too. Keep 'em coming!
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby flanneljammies » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:08 am

Dick The Bruiser.
Sinking Suns.
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby Logjam » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:05 am

sabuye wrote:Dalonkan by Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars


Didn't know about this one but just downloaded it. Love the addition of horns to his sound.

Count This Penny, Pitchman is fantastic.

Cribshitter, Mint Car

I feel like I'm forgetting something but I haven't heard any of the other releases mentioned thus far.
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby sabuye » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:04 pm

Thanks, guys. Good recommendations all around.
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby Scott Gordon » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:15 pm

Hey everyone, just letting you know that I'm still watching this thread and happy to hear your suggestions. But I'll be wrapping it up soon, so speak your piece! Thanks!
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby Kyle Motor » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:20 pm

Arkoffs dumb cassette for idiots.
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:16 pm

Scott and Mike's Hammond Organ Night: Poolside Cocktails
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Re: Best Madison Records of 2012

Postby Scott Gordon » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:28 pm

ilikebeans wrote:Scott and Mike's Hammond Organ Night: Poolside Cocktails


I really enjoy Scott and Mike's Hammond Organ Nite and somehow completely missed that they put a CD out. Thanks for mentioning it, I'll track it down.
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