Beautiful day at Copperstone…
Beautiful day at Copperstone…
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Someday, I’d kill to do this!
My first instinct was to do a “Top 10 List,” but when I started to try and think of five more, I couldn’t truly place them in any particular order. This list of five is, in my opinion, the five best albums to be released in 2012.
B.o.B. dropped “Strange Clouds” in May and is easily some of his best work. It’s a lot more produced than anything he’s done in the past, which makes for an awesome listening experience. For a full-length review on this album, check out mine by clicking HERE.
In October, Blink-182 left Interscope records and became an independent band. Just after that, they began work on the 5 song EP that became “Dogs Eating Dogs,” which they released independently in December. Their previous album, “Neighborhoods,” which you can read my review of HERE, was great, but missing a little something. Well, this album found it and makes me super excited to hear more in the future. It would have definitely been number one on this list if it had been a full-length album.
Outasight is a rapper that I have been listening to for about 6 years now. He has released a few mixtapes and has finally released his debut album in November. His music has just gotten progressively better every time he drops another mixtape. That being said, Outasight still exceeded my expectations for this album. It just motivates the heck out of you. Also, when you pick this album up, make sure to check out the liner notes. You may see a name you recognize…mine.
Motion City Soundtrack has had 5 studio albums with the first two being some of my favorite music of all time. The third album, “Even If It Kills Me,” is easily their worst work. I never got into it and it lacked the motivation that drove me to them. Then, they released “My Dinosaur Life,” which is exactly what they needed to put them back on track.“Go” features the sound of their previous album mixed with a new twist and I really like it. It put a new face on the sound I already loved and I don’t mind it a single bit. You can tell they put a lot of hard work into this album.
All Time Low is another case of the record label holding a band back. They released their best work with Hopeless Records until signing with Interscope and dropping “Dirty Work” in 2011. That album isn’t terrible, but you can tell it lacks the same vibe they gave in previous albums. In May they announced their departure from Interscope and in October, released “Don’t Panic” with their old label, Hopeless Records. This album has the same vibe as their early work and is definitely some of the best music they’ve done to date.
2012 has been a good year for music, but something tells me that 2013 will be even better! I’m already awaiting new music from Blink-182 and Chiodos. Not to mention the rest of My Chemical Romance’s album, “Conventional Weapons,” which has been releasing 2 songs a month since October and will finish in February.
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My brother and I have decided to start a film oriented podcast. The way it works is that we start off by just talking about something we have been watching lately, such as a film or television show, then move on into a joint review of a film. Now as far as the films we will be picking for the main review, we will likely pick movies available on Netflix instant streaming for our first podcasts. That way the films are easily available to both of us. However, we will probably do theatrical films eventually. For our first podcast, we decided to review the film Brick because it was directed by Rian Johnson. Please check our podcast out, subscribe and let us know what you think! I am @Keegsta on Twitter and Ben is @BenPrzeslak.
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Social Things To Do: Definitely take part in as many freshman events as you can! For one, they really are fun. Also, they get you used to being around a lot of people and you can talk to new peeps.
Best Way To Befriend Roommate: Immediately introduce yourself. If you are too shy around them, they may be apprehensive to talk to you. At the same time, if you try too hard, you may come off as annoying. Find a happy medium.
Places To Hang Out In Las Cruces: As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of Aggie sports. All sporting events are FREE for students. Go to as many as you can and root for the Aggies. There is also the Barnes & Noble Bookstore/Starbucks and Corbett Student Union/Taos Restaurant to chill at. Aside from campus, Cruces has a lot of stores to go browse, including a decent mall. It all depends on what you’re in to.
Hope this helps and have a GREAT semester!
For freshmen, I loved RGH. Some of the biggest rooms. Garcia has a lot more people, though, if you really want to be social. Monagle is a good middle ground. In my opinion, RGH all the way!