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Year’s Best: Okayplayer’s Top 12 LPs Of 2012

Year’s Best: Okayplayer’s Top 12 LPs Of 2012

Okayplayer top 12 albums of 2012

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream (album cover art)

5. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream.
For every generation there is one artist who’s role is to embody, or better yet re-invent, sex. For the sexually active portion of earth’s population in 2012, Miguel was that artist and Kaleidoscope Dream was the sound of future babies crying and cooing. Forget that 2012 was the year in which Miguel’s distinctive swag was elevated from merely odd-looking to iconic. Forget that it was the year in which he developed his live show into an artform all its own, surprising not only in terms of pure chops for such a young artist but also for his ability to keep things spontaneous, taking unexpected risks without ever missing a step (or, say, a vault off Jimmy Fallon‘s couch). Forget the artsy sophistication he brought to his (often self-produced) videos and artwork. And most of all forget the variety of moods and melodies he brought to the songs on this album–as evidenced by the title track (below). “Adorn” may have been the anthem, but everything you need to know about this record can be found in the title “P**sy Is Mine.” All those other factors are merely arrows in the quiver, the central aim being to pin you to your lover with one shot from cupid’s crossbow. Suffice to say; Target acquired.

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