- Dropkick Murphys: Sign & Sealed In | Pub anthems
- Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory: Elements of Light | If you have a set of church handbells and think they are lame, they don't have to be. Give it 8 minutes & you'll be surprised, 10 minutes and you'll be hooked, 12 minutes and fuggedaboutit.
- The Lone Bellow: The Lone Bellow | If Mumford & Sons had a child with The Civil Wars.
- Broadcast: Berberian Sound Studio | A sonic feast.
$5 Albums for January | There are 2,000. Yeah. I'm not going to list them all, not even the great ones because there are SO MANY. You can check the ones on my Best Albums of 2012 list as several are on sale, including my #1 & #3.
And don't forget to check out my 35 Best Albums of 2012 along with a number of honorable mentions.