Guest List: Moon Motel’s Best Albums Of 2012

Chris Rotolo December 18, 2012 Features No Comments

The amorphous Asbury-based Folk collective that is Moon Motel released a beautifully arranged debut in 2012 named Blanket.  The three-track collection weaves front-man J. Sales’ subdued croon through layers of plucked and prodded stringed instruments and the gentle woodwind-induced breezes.  Stream Blanket and check out Sales’ eight favorite records of 2012 below:

1.) Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel… – Always keeps me waiting years for new music, and always worth the wait

2.) Sigur RosValtari – My favorite album of the year by my favorite band. Beautiful, ambient, dreamlike

3.) NasLife Is Good – A 90s sounding hip hop album, over a decade later, and still relevant

4.) Circa SurviveViolent Waves – What happens when an established band goes D.I.Y. – Truly beautiful and uplifting, lyrically and musically

5.) SlipknotAntennas to Hell – A greatest hits album that timelines half of my life

6.) Moon MotelBlanket – Not because I’m on it, but because I love it

7.) Wakah ChanThe Art Of Compromise – “And she lived like the wind blowing through… And she loved like a soft breeze.” – beautiful imagery from beautiful friends

8.) EL-PCancer For Cure – Brilliant production and a modern take on a classic hip hop sound. A dark album

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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in both Journalism/Professional Writing and Communication Studies. He's held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet’s Arts & Entertainment section as well as Consequence of Sound (http://consequenceofsound.net).