Year in Review: New Slang Reader’s Poll

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As you’ve most likely noticed, we’ve started our End of the Year (and possibly End of the World) coverage. We kicked it off this week with our Top 40 Lubbock Songs of the Year. We’ll soon be beginning other years where we’ll try and tackle the year in music, both locally and worldwide. But as fun as lists are, we’ll be doing more than that. We’ll be including interviews with a number of artists, focusing on their 2012, and with others, looking towards 2013. 

And while it’s fun giving our music opinions, we also want to hear your opinions on music of 2013. This will be our Reader’s Poll for the 2012. We’ll keep it short and concise. Since we’re not Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, or a giant music publication, we’ll have to receive this data, the “old-fashioned way,” by e-mail. Once finished, email us at with the subject titled “New Slang Reader’s Poll.”  Just copy & paste the form here.

The deadline is Saturday, January 5, 2013. We’ll be posting the results shortly there after.

Current City:


Favorite Three Local Album Release:
1) Josh Abbott “Small Town Family Dream”
2) Archimedes, Watch Out! “In Context”
3) Wade Bowen “The Given”
4) The Flatlanders “The Odessa Tapes”
5) Hogg Maulies “August Rain”
6) Gary P. Nunn “One Way Or Another
7) The Prairie Scholars “The Wasteland Ramble”
8) Charlie Shafter “Charlie Shafter”
9) Warren Jackson Hearne & Le Leek Electrique “Eleutheros!”
10) Other-Fill in the blank

Favorite Three Local EP Release:
1) The Buster Duanes “The Buster Duanes
2) Dix Hat Band “Cliff Dance”
3) Dry Heeves “Different Strokes for Different Folks”
4) Phlip Coggins “Soljourn”
5) Ronnie Eaton “There’s No Way to Tell”
6) Jessica Eppler “Still No Empty Sky”
7) Ivory & Ash “God Bless Your Bloody Ears”
8) Daniel Markham “Hexagons”
9) No Dry County “To Whom It May Concern”
10) Northern Runaways “Stripped Apart”
11) Old Bowl “When You Were A Girl”
12) Red & The Vityls “Red & The Vityls”
13) Slow Static “Slow Static”
14) Tangence “We Are the Earthquake” 
15) Erick Willis “EP”
16)Other-Fill in the blank

Top Three Favorite Local Songs:
1) “East Side River Snake” Red & The Vityls
2) “Dear Diana” Charlie Shafter
3) “In Case of Zombies Press Play” Slow Static
4) “California” The Diamond Center
5) “Hold Me Under the Light” Estelline
6) “Ruins” Warren Jackson Hearne & Le Leek Electrique
7) “Wear You Thin” Tori Vasquez
8) “Constellations” The Sun & The Shadows
9) “Actor” Charlie Shafter
10) “That Makes Two of Us” Erick Willis & Tori Vasquez
11) Other-Fill in the Blank 


Favorite Three Indie Records:
1) Beach House “Bloom”
2) Chromatics “Kill For Love”
3) Cloud Nothings “Attack on Memory”
4) Father John Misty “Fear Fun”
5) Fiona Apple “The Idler Wheel…”
6) Grimes “Visions”
7) Grizzly Bear “Shields”
8) Jack White “Blunderbuss”
9) Japandroids “Celebration Rock”
10) The Orwells ” 
11) Tame Impala “Lonerism”
12) Titus Andronicus “Local Business”
13) Ty Segall “Twins”
14 The Walkmen “Heaven”
15) Other-Fill in the blank

Favorite Three Alternative Country Records:
1)Alabama Shakes ” 
2) American Aquarium “Burn. Flicker. Die”
3) Chris Knight “Little Victories”
4) Corb Lund “Cabin Fever”Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now”
5) Dirty River Boys “Science of Flight”
6) Justin Townes Earle
7)K. Phllips “American Girls”
8) Lincoln Durham “The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones”
9) Shovels & Rope “O’ Be Joyful”
10) Ray Wylie Hubbard “The Grifter’s Hymnal”
11) Todd Snider “Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables”
12) The Trishas “High, Wide, and Handsome”
13) Turnpike Troubadours “Goodbye Normal Street”
14) Uncle Lucius “And You Are Me”
15) Other-Fill in the blank

Favorite Three Hip-Hop/Rap Records:
1) Aesop Rock “Skelethon”
2) Big Boi “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors” 
3) Big K.R.I.T. “Live from the Underground”
4) Freddie Gibbs “Baby Face Killa”
5) Death Grips “The Money Store”
6) Frank Ocean “channel ORANGE”
7) “Cruel Summer” Compilation
8) Kendrick Lamar “good kid m.A.A.d. city”
9) Killer Mike “R.A.P. Music”
10) Lupe Fiasco “Food & Liquor II”
11) Nas “Life is Good”
12) Roc Marciano “Reloaded”
13 Santigold “Master of My Make Believe”
14) Schoolboy Q “Habits & Contradictions”
15) Other-Fill in the Blank

Favorite Live Show in Lubbock:
Favorite Live Show Outside Lubbock:
Favorite Local Band/Artist:
Favorite Texas Band/Artist:
Favorite National Band/Artist:
Favorite New Slang Interview/Article:


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