22 Great albums you might have missed in 2012

of montreal paralytic stalks

I’ve just stumbled across this link at Buzzfeed, listing some interesting-looking releases from 2012. I’ve not finished going through the list yet, but I’ve had Paralytic Stalks on my to-buy list for months, and anything by Girls Aloud is usually worth a listen. Interesting to see Dexys and Carly Rae Jepsen in the same list: I’ve repeatedly heard great things about Dexys (mostly from Everett True) but if there’s more to Ms Call Me Maybe than first appears, I’m all ears …

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In case you were living under a rock lately …

Star Wars That I Used To Know still from youtube

Two astonishingly meticulous parodies have been doing the rounds lately, and if you’d missed either of them, you’re poorer for the giggles. The first is a spoof on Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe (no, I’d never heard of it, either), which must have taken them aaaaaaaaaaaaages Continue reading