(2012 end-of-year lists) – ALLAN CHAARAOUI

I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Allan Chaaraoui (musician, Lazzy Lung)

1- Death From Above 1979: You’re A Woman I Am A Machine
2- Cloud Nothings
3- Tame Impala: Lonerism
4- Zeus
5- Grizzly Bear: Shields
6- Free The Robots
7- Japandroids: Celebration Rock
8- Radiohead: The King Of Limbs
9- French Kicks: Two Thousand
10- Reverie Sound Review: An Anniversary Away

LAZZY LUNG // Ruptured Session // 11 Oct 2010

The world of Lebanese-Canadian rock quartet LAZZY LUNG is an intriguing and wonderful one, indeed. The band took the studios of Radio Lebanon by storm on October 11, and spoke at length about the recording of its first album, “Strange Places”. Singer & guitar player Allan Chaaraoui, guitarist Patrick Hanna and percussionist Hadi Oueini (bass player Imad Jawad was missing in action that night) also performed several songs from “Strange Places”, live in Radio Lebanon’s studio.

Lazzy 1 + Lazzy 2

[Photo by Tanya Traboulsi]