Tag Archives: Sub Pop

The Self-Hating Hipster’s Top 12 Albums of 2012

24 Jan

2012 Albums

Year-end articles always seem rather arbitrary and questionably pointless, but one thing is for certain…this year-end article is late.  It’s already the fourth week of January 2013!  To make the list even more arbitrary I decided to do the Top 12 of 2012 (I did the Top 11 of 2011 last year) and you can expect the Top 52 Tracks of 2012 soon.  I refuse to make honorable mentions as that defeats the purpose.  I hope that you deem this article worthy of reading despite its tardy release. Continue reading

Jaill – Traps

19 Jun

Traps is Jaill’s second release on Sub Pop after 2010′s That’s How We Burn and their third record as a band.  Their first album, There’s No Sky (Oh My My), was released on Burger Records as Jail.  Apparently Sub Pop forced them to change their name as there was a European band named Jail years ago. Continue reading

The Shins – Port of Morrow

28 Mar

Port of Morrow is The Shins’ fourth album and the first on leading man James Mercer’s own label, Aural Apothecary, after satisfying their three-album Sub Pop quota.  I gave numerous listens to their first two albums Oh, Inverted World and Chutes Too Narrow including but not limited to: Continue reading