Monday, December 17, 2012

Treehouse Staff Best of 2012 Lists

You've already seen the year-end lists from Treehouse management (The Artist and The Commander).  Here are some more lists from Treehouse employees:

1) D-Clone    Creation and Destroy    (540)
2) Neon Piss    Neon Piss    (Deranged)
3) The Babies    Our House on the Hill    (Woodsist)
4) Swans    The Seer    (Young God)
5) Liars    WIXIW    (Mute)
6) Violent Bullshit    Adult Problems    (Violent Responsibility)
7) Tamaryn    Tender New Signs    (Mexican Summer)
8) Myrrh    Myrrh    (Soft Abuse)
9) Michael Hurley    Back Home With Drifting Woods    (Mississippi/Nero's Neptune)
10) Spiritualized    Sweet Heart Sweet Light    (Fat Possum)

1) Wild Nothing    Nocturne    (Captured Tracks)
2) Robust Worlds    Emotional Planet    (De Stijl)
3) Tame Impala    Lonerism    (Modular)
4) Ty Segall Band    Slaughterhouse    (In the Red)
5) Royal Headache    Royal Headache    (What's Your Rupture?)
6) Magic Castles    Magic Castles    (A Records)
7) DIIV    Oshin    (Captured Tracks)
8) Beach House    Bloom    (Sub Pop)
9) Moon Duo    Circles    (Sacred Bones)
10) Wet Hair    Spill Into Atmosphere    (De Stijl)

The Groundhog
1) Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires    There is a Bomb in Gilead    (Alive)
2) Beachwood Sparks    The Tarnished Gold    (Sub Pop)
3) Neil Young & Crazy Horse    Psychedelic Pill    (Reprise)
4) Bob Dylan    Tempest    (Columbia)
5) Woods    Bend Beyond    (Woodsist)
6) King Tuff    King Tuff    (Sub Pop)
7) Six Organs of Admittance    Ascent    (Drag City)
8) Dan Penn    The Fame Recordings    (Ace)
9) Father John Misty    Fear Fun    (Sub Pop)
10) Rolling Stones & Muddy Waters    Live at the Checkerboard 1981    (Eagle Rock)

The Guru
1) Wires Under Tension    Replicant    (Western Vinyl)
2) Godspeed You! Black Emperor    Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!    (Constellation)
3) Zammuto    Zammuto    (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
4) Dark Dark Dark    Who Needs Who    (Supply & Demand)
5) Black Moth Super Rainbow    Cobra Juicy    (Rad Cult)
6) Sharon Van Etten    Tramp    (Jagjaguar)
7) Cat Power    Sun    (Matador)
8) Mogwai    A Wrenched Virile Lore    (Sub Pop)
9) Damien Jurado    Maraqopa    (Secretly Canadian)
10) Squarepusher    Ufabulum    (Warp)

1) Foxygen    Take the Kids Off Broadway    (Jagjaguwar)
2) Ty Segall & White Fence    Hair    (Drag City)
3) The Liminanas    Crystal Anis    (HoZac)
4) The Allah-Las    The Allah-Las    (Innovative Leisure)
5) UFO Club    UFO Club    (Austin Psych Fest)
6) Ty Segall    Twins    (Drag City)
7) Thee Oh Sees    Putrifiers II    (In the Red)
8) Jon Spencer Blues Explosion    Meat & Bone    (Boombox)
9) V/A    Lovin' on the Flipside: Heavy Soul Ballads 1969-1977    (Now & Again)
10) The Great Unwashed    Clean Out of Our Minds    (Exiled)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Artist's Top 10 of 2012

Here are Treehouse owner Mark Trehus' picks for the best releases of the year.

1)  Bob Dylan Tempest 2XLP (Columbia)
2)  Dan Penn The Fame Recordings CD (Ace)
3)  Tsege Mariam Gebru Spielt Eigene Komposition LP (MIssissippi/Change)
4)  Michael Hurley Back Home With Drifting Woods LP (Mississippi/Nero's Neptune)
5)  Patti Smith Banga 2XLP (Columbia)
6)  La Monte Young / Theatre Of Eternal Music Raag Bhairava (Excerpt) LP (bootleg)
7)  Grouper Sleep (fragment) 1-sided LP (Fillip Editions)
8)  Amanar Alghafiat LP (MIssissippi/Little Axe)
9)  Hasil Adkins Evening Shadow Road LP (Nero's Neptune)
10)  Neil Young & Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill 3XLP (Reprise)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Commander's Top 10 of 2012

Treehouse manager Dan Cote's Top 10 releases of 2012

1. Lambchop - Mr. M (Merge)
2. Dan Penn - The Fame Recordings (Ace)
3. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill (Reprise)
4. Calexico - Algiers (Anti)
5. Corin Tucker Band - Kill My Blues (Kill Rock Stars)
6. Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times and the Tides (Matador)
7. Cory Branan - Mutt (Bloodshot)
8. Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent (Drag City)
9. Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold (Sub Pop)
10. Forgetters - Forgetters (Too Small to Fail)