Staff Picks – IamHop’s top 10 albums of 2012

PostRock Star

Well…this is awkward, but I’ll introduce myself anyways. Hi, I’m James! I created postrockstar as a way to help smaller bands gain exposure after constantly seeing nothing but the biggest name bands promoted and posted. I’m from Seattle, in my mid-20’s and work for a .com like just about everyone else in Washington State. I have a strange obsession with Pokemon and my favorite bands are Sigur Ros, Cloudkicker, The End of the Ocean, The American Dollar and Collapse Under the Empire…who all happened to put out albums last year. Weird.

1. Sigur Ros – Valtari

Sigur Ros return from hiatus to reclaim their spot at the top of the post-rock genre. This was a no-brainer pick to me as Sigur’s return to a more nostalgic sound did nothing but please their fans. While Jonsi used the band’s time off very well to further his own…

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