top ten songs of 2012

Every website you go to will have a year-end list of some sorts. None of them are definitive because they’re all subjective. It’s stupid. Does anyone care about what some random person at Pitchfork thinks are the songs of the year? Oh you do? Great. Because I made a list too! Shocker.

What. Lists are fun. Sue me. Sorry for the ol’ switcheroo. Anyways, here are my 10 favourite songs that came out in 2012.

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i almost died in a mosh pit

When Alexisonfire broke up abruptly I was probably in shambles lying in the fetal position somewhere. I can’t remember exactly, but that seems accurate. I think it was worse that I got the news from my mom. Just imagine one of your favourite bands in the world split and you’ll know how I felt maybe.

So when I heard they were reuniting for a farewell tour I was extremely excited. I bought four tickets and started counting down the days until finally the day had arrived. Finally, I get the chance to see them for last time, have a blast, and say goodbye.

I’ve been to a few concerts before, and I’ve seen Alexisonfire before, so I had a feeling about how the crowd would be. A couple of circle pits, some pushing and shoving to get to the front, some jumping to the beat, and some standing at the edges nodding to the beat sometimes putting their hands in the air.

That was an extreme under judgement.

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this is sucky: the rise and fall of judd apatow

I don’t like good movies. They usually bore me. Every year when they release Oscar nominees for best picture it’s honestly a miracle if I’ve seen or heard of one of them. Most of my favourite movies are comedies. Anchorman, Knocked Up, Superbad, Step Brothers, 40-Year-Old-Virgin are all flawless in my opinion. I can watch them any number of times and laugh every single time at the same lines I’ve already memorized.

“Brick, where’d you get a hand grenade!?”
“I don’t know.”

I didn’t even have to look that up.

The common thread in all those movies is Judd Apatow produced and/or directed them. In a Rolling Stone article I read long ago when magazines were still a thing they called him “Hollywood’s current king of comedy” (don’t quote me on that, I don’t remember things past 10 minutes ago and I can’t find the article using the almighty Google). That article was probably written before Funny People came out.

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