MGMB’s BEST OF 2012

Another year full of great music is coming to an end and I must say it’s really been my favourite one, especially for live shows. This year, I have discovered many outstanding bands and artists, extended my music collection with hundreds of amazing tunes, made many wonderful friends around the world with the same passion for music, and I have seen some life changing live performances. Overall, I’ve been doing what I love the most – surrounding myself with music every day of my life.

I’d like to thank all the bands and artists I’ve interviewed and the ones that asked me to review their music this year. It’s been a huge pleasure! Also a big Thank You to all my music friends who keep sending me new tunes on every day basis – you are the best!

I am sure we all have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming year, so here is to 2013! Keep listening and sharing good music my friends. There is much more to be discovered!

Here are some of my favourite records and shows of the year, plus top posts of the blog that gained the most views.

Albums:

The Gaslight Anthem-Handwritten Tribes - Baby

Sharks - No Gods The Maccabees - Gvien To The Wild

Soundgarden - King Animal The Chevin - Borderland

Dry the River - Shallow Bed Cory Branan - Mutt

Bloc Party - Four Jack White - Blunderbuss

O Children - Apnea Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love

Hives - Lex Hives Paul Banks - Banks

Spector - Enjoy It While It Lasts The Enemy - Streets In The Sky

Lincoln Durham - the shovel vs the howling bones Young Guns - Bones

A Place To Bury Strangers - Worship Exile Parade - HIT THE ZOO

EP’s:

The Lost Souls Club - High Noon  The Gaslight Anthem - Here Comes My Man (EP)

51ySFG+qswL._SL500_AA280_The Virginmarys - Dead Man's Shoes

Electric River - In Your NameFossil Collective - Let It Go

Singles:

Whales in Cubicles - Nowhere Flag Dan Mangan - Radicals

Jamie N Commons - Devil In Me Kick to Kill - Avalanche

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Broken Army fiN - Life is Wasted on the Living

Top Gigs:

1. The Gaslight Anthem – KOKO, London 11/06/12

2. Justin Furstenfeld – Dingwalls, London 09/03/12

3. Ryan Adams – London Palladium, London 23/04/12

4. The Revival Tour – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth 12/11/12

5. Dan Mangan – The Haunt, Brighton 29/11/12

6. Frank Turner – The Brighton Dome, Brighton 28/11/12

7. The Gaslight Anthem – Brixton Academy, London 18/10/12

8. The Black Keys – O2, London 12/12/12

9. Tribes – The Concorde, Brighton 21/04/12

10. Whales in Cubicles – Nowhere Flag Single Launch 09/08/12

Top Posts 0f 2012:

Album Reviews:

1. The Handwritten Project

2. Van Susans – Album Review / Interview

3.  Album Review – The Chevin / Borderland

4. The Voyage Andromeda – EP Review / Interview

5. Album Review – Mummy Short Arms – Old Jack’s Windowless Playhouse

Interviews:

1. Tying Tiffany Interview

2. Hot New Band Q&A: Catfish and The Bottlemen

3. Windmills Interview

4. Ones To Watch – Electric River Interview

5. Special Feature – Recovery Child Interview

Gig Reviews:

1. Justin Furstenfeld/Blue October – Dingwalls, London Review

2. Review / The Gaslight Anthem at Koko, London

3. The Lost Souls Club EP Launch Review

4. Tribes – Brighton Gig Review

5. Live Music / The Revival Tour 2012

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