Not just which band do you currently 'like' but yuhknow, gone and bought merch, investigated their rarities and side-projects or remixes...?
For me it was Nicolas Jaar. I liked the LP last year, but seeing him live for the first time earlier this year at Mutek in Montreal utterly blew my mind. I then saw him being interviewed by Resident Advisor, saw him DJ, listened to his Essential Mix, his remixes, browsed the Clown & Sunset catalogue, bought the prism and generally gorged on whatever I could, and now I'm patiently waiting for more live dates and an album.
I know and like a fair bit of music, but there aren't more than a couple of acts a year that I become a proper fan of, which is why I find a lot of the media quite weird, especially when people have a band a day or post about 20 different acts on their blog in a week or whatever. I guess some people are less loyal and more fluid. I mean, I can be a fan of a song like Katy Perry's 'Firework' but not really be a fan of her music. Whereas, when Deftones - who I own four different t-shirts of - had a new track online, I stopped what I was doing and listened to it ten times. I did the same with Antlers earlier this year. And School of Seven Bells. And Twin Shadow. And Cat Power. 2012 is being good to me, but I'm not sure if I'm being good to 2012, as I'm struggling to find acts this year that I've become a fan of (I mean, sure, there was Blondes, Sharon Van Etten, Foe, Stay+ and Chromatics, but those love affairs were already raging last year..) and I'm wondering if perhaps my listening time is being monopolized by things I already like, and if I'm missing out on stuff. Or whether most of the 'new acts' this year have been a bit mediocre or perhaps not given the time to shine...?
TL;DR, don't care... I'd be really curious to know which acts you've fallen for or finally come around to this year, and at what point you feel like a 'fan' rather than just someone who quite likes an act or a song...?
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