Rocks Off's 10(ish) Favorite Local Albums of 2012
MATTHEW KEEVER: The Manichean's Lovers. I've been of fan of these drama junkies for a few years now, and I was ecstatic to hear Lovers. Like their previous EPs, Lovers has a distinctive air of mystery, as listeners follow a story arc that is sometimes difficult to grasp, but like abstract poetry, the music, lyricism and delivery is so on-point that you end up getting lost in it all the same.
CHRISTINA LYNN: I wanna go with the Free Radicals' The Freedom Fence. It's like the Houston answer to Joe Jackson's Night and Day, which felt like a musical walk through New York City.