1. Tame Impala - Lonerism
2. Grimes - Visions
3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
4. Crystal Castles - III
5. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
6. The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
7. Pond - Beard Wives Denim
8. The Cribs -In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull
9. Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
10. Jack White - Blunderbuss
11. Django Django - Django Django
12. David Byrne & St Vincent - Love This Giant
13. DIIV - Oshin
14. The XX - Coexist
15. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
16. Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
17. Grizzly Bear - Shields
18. Tribes - Baby
19. Toy - Toy
20. Howler - America Give Up
21. Cat Power - Sun
22. Beach House - Bloom
23. Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky's Edge
24. Merchandise - Children Of Desire
25. Ariel Pink - Mature Themes
26. Spector - Enjoy It While It Lasts
27. Jessie Ware - Devotion
28. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
29. Mac DeMarco - 2
30. Breton - Other People's Problems
31. Kanye West - Cruel Summer
32. Graham Coxon - A+E
33. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
34. Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
35. Metz - Metz
36. The Vaccines - Come Of Age
37. Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour
38. TEED - Trouble
39. Liars - WIXIW
40. Polica - Give You The Ghost
41. Ty Segall - Twins
42. Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
43. Ratking - Wiki93
44. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, MAAd City
45. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
46. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
47. John Talabot - Fin The
48. 2 Bears - Be Strong
49. Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
50. Purity Ring - Shrines
Arcade Fire - Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Orcutt - Spoon - Paul McCartney - Steve Gunn - Beserktown Fest - Slint - Sleep - Swans - Owen Pallett - Neutral Milk Hotel - Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bobby Bradford Quartet - Matana Roberts - Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Songs for Unseen Warhol Films - Ben Frost, Tim Hecker, Pete Swanson - Ryoji Ikeda - Slowdive - A Winged Victory for the Sullen - John Zorn Marathon
I hope you guys complain yourselfs into comas.If you realize your a more active music listener by even being on a message board you should have a way better taste than and less predict opinon.
I have to answer this for my buddy who is starting to compile his 2012 review radio show. To be honest not finding it easy at this stage.
Darren Hayman And The Long Parliament -'The Violence' has been a recent favorite. Leonard Cohen's 'Old Ideas' has been consistently played and Graham Coxon's 'A+E'. Nothing has really stood out and grabbed me this year.
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Yeah, I don't get how Oshin is so hyped. Shit is boring. Zzzzz
For my money The Seer stands head and shoulders over everything else this year but also really enjoyed Liars latest, Allo Darlings Europe, The Money Store, Shields, Redd Kross Researching the Blues, Menomena, First Aid Kit, Dr. John, El-p, Anais 's Mitchell's Young Man In America, Japandroids, The Men, Django Django, Cat Power, GY!BE, and guilty pleasure time Gotyes Making Mirrors, which was way more eclectic than I Anticipated.
They liked it I didn't...new Dylan, new Jack White, Alt-j, Sharon. Van etan, Fiona's Apple, Julia Holter
Case in point - Mojo last year had Florence And The Machines Ceremonials at #1 in 2011
Craig Finn's Top 10 Albums of 2012: (in no particular order)
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
DIIV - Oshin
Bill Fay - Life Is People
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
El P - Cancer 4 Cure
Bob Dylan - Tempest
Rodriguez - Searching for Sugarman Soundtrack
Lower Dens - Nootropics
Tame Impala - Lonerism
The Weeknd - Trilogy
Q Magazine - Top 50 Albums of 2012
The 2 Bears - Be Strong
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Paul Banks - Banks
Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
Beach House - Bloom
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
Cat Power - Sun
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Daphni - Jiaolong
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Django Django - Django Django
Bob Dylan - Tempest
EL-P - Cancer4Cure
Field Music - Plumb
Go-Kart Mozart - On The Hot Dog Streets
Grimes - Visions
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Ren Harvieu - Through The Night
Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky's Edge
Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Elton John Vs. Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
Josephine - Portrait
The Killers - Battle Born
Kindness - World, You Need A Change of Mind
Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
Mala in Cuba - Mala in Cuba
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Muse - The 2nd Law
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Orbital - Wonky
Peaking Lights - Lucifer
Plan B - Ill Manors
Emeli Sande - Our Version of Events
Saint Etienne - Words And Music By Saint Etienne
School Of Seven Bells - Ghostory
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Tame Impala - Lonerism
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble
The Vaccines - Come Of Age
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
The Walkmen - Heaven
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
Yeah, definitely 2011. And I *suppose* if we lived in a non-internet world, Gotye's album could be considered 2012 since it didn't get a US release until this year, but most everyone who has heard that album heard it last year.
Animal Collective's top 10 things of 2012
* Micachu & The Shapes - Never (and live shows)
* Various Artists - Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984
* Todd Terje - "Inspector Norse" video
* Louie Season 3
* Actress - R.I.P.
* Georgia Anne Muldrow - Seeds
* Black Dice - Mr. Impossible
* Dinner at Gu's Bistro in Atlanta, GA
* Dinner at Selamat Makan in Utrecht, NL
* Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy
TOP 10 of 2012 by AMANDA PALMER
1. Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (key track "Oh Marcello") -
The Spektor is back. This record made me so so happy, Regina's sounding more like Regina to me.
2. Ben Folds Five - The Sound of the Life of the Mind (key tracks "Erase me", "Draw A Crowd")
Ben Folds spills his heart out, random pieces falling on the piano at 183787 miles per hour. He's deep here. Plus he's funny as FUCK.
3. Fiona Apple- "Every Single Night" -
WEIRDEST EAR-WORM OF THE YEAR, this song.
4. David Byrne's book "How Music Works"
David tells you how it is. This is a smart, smart man. Listen.
5. "Call Me Maybe"
I can't help it. The first time I heard it, I went back and listened to it 12 more times the same day. Crack song.
6. The Extra Action Marching Band
I love these guys and ran into them by accident in Berlin, 5 hours later they were gigging in my gallery's parking lot. Gotta love it. Pretty naked too, which is awesome.
7. Richard Thompson in Edinburgh: key songs "Beeswing", "52 Vincent Black Lightening"
I'd never seen him live, and within a few songs, I became a devotee. After seeing them live, I played these two songs over and over and over again all summer. They calmed me. And both make me cry if I'm even remotely on the edge.
8. Heather Christian and the Carbonauts
Best new act out of NYC - caught in Boston.
9. Jherek Bischoff - Composed
I'm biased because he's also my bass player, but this album is just a fucking winner all around...Jherek is the new voice of arrangement and orchestra. Singers & guests on the album include David Byrne, Mirah Zeitlyn, Caetano Veloso, SoKo, Nels Cline and Greg Saunier.
10. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Bought it for a road trip along with 4-5 other new CDs that came out early in the year. Hated everything else. Loved this. Classic Leonard, back to basics - talking the pained perfect poems in that perfect voice. It's a truth record.
Im really happy to see Jherek Bischoff on a list. I got a friend in Seattle to go see his Orchestra performance this saturday.
shame to see everything surrounding the Frank Ocean album take over the actual music. Miguel put out the best R&B album this year, not Frank Ocean.
11/21 - Pearl Jam - Viejas Arena