Category Archives: 2012 rocks

2012 rocks: Skunk Anansie – Black Traffic

Black Traffic is another Skunk Anansie’s album released after their reunion few years ago. After Wonderlustre, this one contains more heavy rock tracks but proves the same old thing – that Skin is one of the greatest female vocalists of our times.

And there are some other interesting facts about Black Traffic – it is their first album released through own label and it contains probably first ever guest appearance in any of their songs: eclectic French band Shaka Ponk in Spit You Out. 

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2012 rocks: Archive – With Us Until You’re Dead

Although Archive does not match rock category that perfectly, we would not dare to skip it in our 2012 rocks cycle. The reason – their brand new album called With Us Until You’re Dead.

This is ninth album in their rich discography. Fans of legendary Archive’s album from the beginning of the 21st century – You All Look the Same to Me – may be a bit dissapointed as new LP is more into electronic music, but, well, this British band do not go below certain level. And this level is pretty high.

Hatchet, song presented above, features Archive’s new vocalist – Holly Martin.

2012 rocks: Sinéad O’Connor – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?

We continue with the best rock releases in 2012. After heavy sounds of The Hives and The Offspring, we come back to pop rock. This time presented by Sinéad O’Connor and her ninth full-length album – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? 

After years of controversies, health problems and even a suicidal attempt, Sinéad is still out there. And How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? proves to be one of her best albums (well, definitely the best one released in this century).

The song I have chosen to present is actually an amazing cover of John Grant’s Queen of Denmark.

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2012 rocks: The Offspring – Days Go By

Days Go By has been released in June 2012, almost exactly 23 years after The Offspring‘s debut.

This is their ninth studio album but the first one featuring Pete Parada as a drummer. They are getting older (days go by, huh?), the band has new members but The Offspring are still punk rock legends.

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2012 rocks: The Hives – Lex Hives

In our cycle we move to The Hives and their fifth full-length album called Lex Hives.

Lex Hives is their first release in five years and their first album released independently through their own label – Disques Hives.

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