The most average releases of July 2012

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Remember last month when we were asking, “Why is Spin doing all this dumb stuff, like saying that certain records are the worst records ever?” It turned out that it was because they were becoming part of an empire – of Kardashians. Acquired by Buzzmedia, who also run Stereogum, Gorilla vs. Bear, and KimKardashian.com, and immediately taken out of print and given pink notices for half the staff, it looks like Spin has to find its place in a very crowded portfolio. Without a solid online presence, who knows where this publication will end up. Another one bites the dust.

The most average releases of July 2012…

Animal Collective, Honeycomb/Gotham 7″, (Domino)
Blur-who-gives-a-shit 21 disc box set, (Virgin)
Chris Brown, Fortune, (RCA)
Foals, Fortune (!K7)
Shia LeBeouf's wee wee in the Sigur Ros video
Dogg Pound, Doggy Bag, (Wideawake)
Baroness, Yellow & Green (Relapse)
Iggy Pop and Best Coast make a True Blood song
Kinky, Sueno de la Maquina, (Nacional Record)
Matisyahu, Spark Seeker (Fallen Sparks Records)
You can call him BENJAMIN Gibbard. Actually, that's Mr. Gibbard to you.
Marina & the Diamonds, Electra Heart (Atlantic)
Reel Big Fish, Candy Coated Fury, (Rocky Ridge Music)
Twin Shadow, Confess, (4AD)
Lame summer reissues; apologies to the Pharcyde and the re-emergence of Neil Diamond's Hot August Nights
Dusted, Total Dust, (Polyvinyl)
Icky Blossoms, Icky Blossoms (Saddle Creek)
The proliferation of Fleetwood Mac covers (save for the one we debuted)
Flo Rida, Wild Ones (Atlantic)
Our complete inability to generate any Passion Pity, especially after leaving the lovely Future Islands boys in the lurch for tour dates
Summer Camp, Always (Apricot)
Com Truise, In Decay (Ghostly)
Family Band, Grace and Lies (No Quarter)
Azealia Banks, Fantasea mixtape
Christopher Owens leaves Girls… but the band is not broken up? Wait, what? Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)

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