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    Saw a Rolling Stone list of the best songs today. I would re-post, but I don't want to encourage their hit trolling. Suffice to say, it was the perfect combination of mainstream top 40, Bruce/Bob/Neil fooginess, MJA guide to the Sahara Tent EDM, and "hey what did Pitchfork like?" indie lightning round. Really schizophrenic and clueless.
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    NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012

    AB-SOUL - CONTROL SYSTEM
    ALABAMA SHAKES - BOYS AND GIRLS
    ALISA WEILERSTEIN/DANIEL BARENBOIM - ELGAR & CARTER CELLO CONCERTOS
    ALT-J - AN AWESOME WAVE
    ANDY STOTT - LUXURY PROBLEMS
    ASTRO - ASTRO
    SIMON RATTLE & THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC - BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION
    BOBBY WOMACK - THE BRAVEST MAN IN THE UNIVERSE
    BOMBA ESTEREO - ELEGANCIA TROPICAL
    BROOKLYN RIDER - SEVEN STEPS
    CAFE TACVBA - EL OBJETO ANTES LLMADO DISCO
    CARLA MORRISON - DEJENME LLORAR
    CAT POWER - SUN
    CODY CHESNUTT - LANDING ON A HUNDRED
    DAN DEACON - AMERICA
    DEATH GRIPS - NO LOVE DEEP WEB
    DEBO BAND - DEBO BAND
    DIRTY PROJECTORS - SWING LO MAGELLAN
    DWIGHT YOAKAM - 3 PEARS
    EXITMUSIC - PASSAGE
    FIONA APPLE - THE IDLER WHEEL IS WISER THAN THE DRIVER OF THE SCREW AND WHIPPING CORDS WILL SERVE YOU MORE THAN ROPES WILL EVER DO
    FLYING LOTUS - UNTIL THE QUIET COMES
    FRANK OCEAN - CHANNEL ORANGE
    FUN. - SOME NIGHTS
    HOMEBOY SANDMAN - FIRST OF A LIVING BREED
    IRIS DEMENT - SING THE DELTA
    JANKA NABAY & THE BUBU GANG - EN YAY SAH
    JAPANDROIDS - CELEBRATION ROCK
    KARRIEM RIGGINS - ALONE TOGETHER
    KENDRICK LAMAR - GOOD KID, M.A.A.D. CITY
    KILLER MIKE - R.A.P. MUSIC
    LEILA JOSEFOWICZ - SALONEN: VIOLIN CONCERTO
    LEONARD COHEN - OLD IDEAS
    MATT ULERY - BY A LITTLE LIGHT
    MEEK MILL- DREAMCHASERS 2
    MIGUEL - KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM
    NENEH CHERRY AND THE THING - THE CHERRY THING
    NOW, NOW - THREADS
    PALLBEARER - SORROW AND EXTINCTION
    PATRICK WATSON - ADVENTURES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
    P!NK - THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE
    REGINA SPEKTOR - WHAT WE SAW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
    SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY/MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS - ADAMS: HARMONIELEHRE/SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE
    SHARON VAN ETTEN - TRAMP
    SWANS - THE SEER
    TY SEGALL - TWINS
    THE VERY BEST - MTMTMK
    VIJAY IYER TRIO - ACCELERANDO
    WADADA LEO SMITH - TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS
    THE 2 BEARS- BE STRONG
    These albums are fucking amazing.
    OutKast-TheKnife-Replacements-theGlitchMob-JagwarMa-Shlohmo-MSMR-AntiFlag-CaravanPalace-GabbaGabbaHeys-EllieGoulding-NekoC-AFI-Bonobo-theCult-Bastille

    QOTSA-Lorde-PetShopBoys-MGMT-EmpireOfTheSun-CageTheElephant-Chvrches-CapitalCities-Temples-Naked&Famous-Mogwai-HolyGhost-WhiteLies-theInternet-LauraMvula-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Saw a Rolling Stone list of the best songs today. I would re-post, but I don't want to encourage their hit trolling. Suffice to say, it was the perfect combination of mainstream top 40, Bruce/Bob/Neil fooginess, MJA guide to the Sahara Tent EDM, and "hey what did Pitchfork like?" indie lightning round. Really schizophrenic and clueless.
    So they're supposed to pick one of those areas? Or are they supposed to just pack up and stop publishing?
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    First 30..

    Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2012 (50-30)
    50. Lambchop - Mr. M
    49. Crystal Castles - (III)
    48. Peaking Lights - Lucifer
    47. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
    46. Rustie - Essential Mix
    45. El-P - Cancer for Cure
    44. Metz - Metz
    43. Mac DeMarco - 2
    42. Rick Ross - Rich Forever
    41. Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze EP
    40. DIIV - Oshin
    39. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
    38. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
    37. Future - Pluto
    36. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
    35. TNGHT - TNGHT
    34. Chairlift - Something
    33. Actress - R.I.P.
    32. Action Bronson/Party Supplies - Blue Chips
    31. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
    30. The Men - Open Your Heart
    29. Cat Power - Sun
    28. How to Dress Well - Total Loss
    27. John Talabot - ƒIN
    26. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
    25. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
    24. Purity Ring - Shrines
    23. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
    22. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
    21. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

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    And the Pfork top 10:

    10 Grizzly Bear – Shields
    09 Death Grips – The Money Store
    08 Chromatics – Kill For Love
    07 Beach House – Bloom
    06 Grimes – Visions
    05 Swans – The Seer
    04 Tame Impala – Lonerism
    03 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
    02 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
    01 Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City

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    Pinpoint Music's Top 25

    25 Daughn Gibson
    24 Chromatics
    23 Grimes
    22 Dan Deacon
    21 Ed Schrader's Music Beat
    20 B L A C K I E
    19 Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    18 The Luyas
    17 Alabama Shakes
    16 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
    15 The Soft Pack
    14 Fiona Apple
    13 King Tuff
    12 The Men
    11 Cloud Nothings
    10 Allah-Las
    09 Menomena
    08 Metz
    07 Burial
    06 Swans
    05 Japandroids
    04 Ty Segall
    03 Thee Oh Sees
    02 Frank Ocean
    01 Tame Impala

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    12/22 Afrika Bambaataa vs Arthur Baker @ W New York
    12/27 Dubfire @ Output
    12/28 Television @ Irving Plaza
    12/28 Boys Noize @ Output


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    Well I don't know how Godspeed ended up on this list but it's a great list nonetheless!

    Crave Online's Top 20 Meta Albums of 2012...

    http://www.craveonline.com/music/art...albums-of-2012

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    12/27 Dubfire @ Output
    12/28 Television @ Irving Plaza
    12/28 Boys Noize @ Output


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Saw a Rolling Stone list of the best songs today. I would re-post, but I don't want to encourage their hit trolling. Suffice to say, it was the perfect combination of mainstream top 40, Bruce/Bob/Neil fooginess, MJA guide to the Sahara Tent EDM, and "hey what did Pitchfork like?" indie lightning round. Really schizophrenic and clueless.
    RS isn't the only clueless one around here it seems.


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    Rolling Stone:

    01 Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
    02 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
    03 Jack White – Blunderbuss
    04 Bob Dylan – Tempest
    05 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
    06 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
    07 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Here
    08 Green Day – !Uno!
    09 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
    10 Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
    11 Mumford & Sons – Babel
    12 Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
    13 Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
    14 Best Coast – The Only Place
    15 Dr. John – Locked Down
    16 Cat Power – Sun
    17 John Mayer – Born and Raised
    18 Nas – Life is Good
    19 Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock
    20 Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
    21 Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
    22 Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream
    23 Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
    24 G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer
    25 Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
    26 Django Django – Django Django
    27 Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu
    28 Beach House – Bloom
    29 Dave Matthews Band – Away From the World
    30 Azealia Banks – 1991
    31 Taylor Swift – Red
    32 Hospitality – Hospitality
    33 Grimes – Visions
    34 Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
    35 Grizzly Bear – Shields
    36 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man in the Universe
    37 Justin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
    38 Titus Andronicus – Local Business
    39 Passion Pit – Gossamer
    40 Escort – Escort
    41 The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
    42 Allo Darlin’ – Europe
    43 fun. – Some Nights
    44 Garbage – Not Your Kind of People
    45 Rick Ross – Rich Forever
    46 Muse – The 2nd Law
    47 Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables
    48 The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
    49 Amadou And Mariam – Folila
    50 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
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    Is it 1978? Bruce Springsteen #1, Bob Dylan #4, Neil Young #10, Jimmy Cliff #12, Leonard Cohen #13, Dr John #15, Bonnie Raitt #22.

    I may be the biggest Springsteen fan on this board and I wouldn't put that album anywhere near my top 10. I don't listen to it.

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    DECIBEL TOP 40 OF 2012

    40. Gojira- L'Enfant Sauvage
    39. Meshuggah- Koloss
    38. Agalloch- Faustian Echoes EP
    37. The Shrine- Primitive Blast
    36. Incantation- Vanquish In Vengeance
    35. Samothrace-Reverence To Stone
    34. Devin Townsend Project- Epicloud
    33. Panopticon- Kentucky
    32. Saint Vitus- LILLIE: F-65
    31. Mutilation Rites -Empyrean
    30. Author & Punisher- Urus Americanus
    29 A Life Once Lost- Ecstatic Trance
    28. Asphyx-Deathhammer
    27. Farsot- Insects
    26. Gaza- No Absolute For Human Suffering
    25. Inverloch- Dark/Subside
    24. SWANS- The Seer
    23. Horrendous- The Chills
    22. Killing Joke- MMXII
    21. Early Graves- Red Horse
    20. Liberteer- Better To Die On Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees
    19. High On Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis
    18. Napalm Death- Utiltarian
    17. Torche- Harmonicraft
    16. Grave- Endless Procession Of Souls
    15. Satan's Wrath- Galloping Blasphemy
    14. Testament- Dark Roots Of Earth
    13. Cattle Decapitation- Monolith Of Inhumanity
    12. Blut As Nord- 777: Cosmosophy
    11. Municipal Waste- The Fatal Feast
    10. Pig Destroyer- Book Burner
    09. Paradise Lost- Tragic Idol
    08. Royal Thunder- CVI
    07. Enslaved- Riitiir
    06. Neurosis-Honor Found In Decay
    05. Pallbearer-Sorrow and Extinction
    04. Witchcraft- Legend
    03. Evoken- Altra Mors
    02. Baroness- Yellow&Green
    01. Converge- All We Love We Leave Behind
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    the Black Keys released an album this year?!

    MOJO's Best LPs of 2012
    1. Jack White - Blunderbuss
    2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    3. Bill Fay - Life is People
    4. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
    5. Dexys Midnight Runners - One Day I'm Going To Soar
    6. Black Keys - El Camino
    7. Django Django - Django Django
    8. Dr John - Locked Down
    9. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
    10. Bob Dylan - Tempest
    11. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
    12. Tame Impala - Lonerism
    13. The xx - Coexist
    14. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
    15. Cat Power - Sun
    16. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe
    17. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
    18. Orbital - Wonky
    19. Advance Base - A Shut-In's Prayer
    20. Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man
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    Paste Magazine Top 50
    http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/l...-2012.html?p=5

    Here's the top 10, don't feel like writing out the rest.

    10. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
    9. Beach House – Bloom
    8. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
    7. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
    6. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
    5. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
    4. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do
    3. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
    2. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
    1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
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    NME:

    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
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    Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2012

    75 Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
    74 Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
    73 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat + Bone
    72 Rufus Wainwright - Out of The Game
    71 Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times And The Tides
    70 Simone Felice - Simone Felice
    69 Ty Segall - Twins
    68 Woods - Bend Beyond
    67 Cornershop - Urban Turban: The Singhles Club
    66 Goat - World Music
    65 Nite Jewel - One Second Of Love
    64 Orbital - Wonky
    63 Calexico - Algiers
    62 Ian Hunter & The Rant Band - When I'm President
    61 Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
    60 The Liminanas - Crystal Anis
    59 Father John Misty - Fear Fun
    58 Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
    57 David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
    56 Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
    55 The 2 Bears - Be Strong
    54 Yeti Lane - The Echo Show
    53 Public Image Ltd - This is PiL
    52 Cate Le Bon - Cyrk
    51 Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
    50 Laetitia Sadier - Silencio
    49 Damon Albarn - Dr Dee
    48 Howlin Rain - The Russian Wilds
    47 Anais Mitchell - Young Man In America
    46 Cat Power - Sun
    45 Japandroids - Celebration Rock
    44 Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos - Icon Give Thank
    43 Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Americana
    42 Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
    41 Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
    40 First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
    39 Dirty Three - Toward The Low Sun
    38 Lightships - Electric Cables
    37 Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance
    36 Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
    35 Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
    34 Bobby Womack - The Braves Man In Universe
    33 Micachu & The Shapes - Never
    32 Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky's Edge
    31 Hot Chip - In Our Heads
    30 Ry Cooder - Election Special
    29 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Big Moon Ritual
    28 Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
    27 Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
    26 Graham Coxon - A&E
    25 Patti Smith - Banga
    24 Allah-Las - Allah-Las
    23 Julia Holter - Ekstasis
    22 Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
    21 Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold
    20 The xx - Coexist
    19 Neneh Cherry and The Thing - The Cherry Thing
    18 Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
    17 Grimes - Visions
    16 The Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
    15 Field Music - Plumb
    14 Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
    13 Dexys - One Day I'm Going To Soar
    12 Go-Kart Mozart - On The Hot Dog Stands
    11 Tame Impala - Lonerism
    10 Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
    09 Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
    08 Grizzly Bear - Shields
    07 Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
    06 Bill Fay - Life is People
    05 Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    04 Dr John - Locked Down
    03 Jack White - Blunderbuss
    02 Bob Dylan - Tempest
    01 Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
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    Frank Ocean at #1?! I totally didn't see this coming from Spin

    No Grimes?! oh my!

    ps yay for Killer Mike making the top 10!

    SPIN's Top 50 Albums of 2012
    50. fun. - Some Nights
    49. Heems - Nehru Jackets
    48. Best Coast - The Only Place
    47. Metric - Synthetica
    46. Spoek Mathambo - Father Creeper
    45. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
    44. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    43. Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
    42. Lindstrom - Six Cups of Rebel and Smalhans
    41. Purity Ring - Shrines
    40. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
    39. Roc Marciano - Reloaded
    38. Taylor Swift - Red
    37. R. Kelly - Write Me Back
    36. Beak> - >>
    35. Jack White - Blunderbuss
    34. Mala - In Cuba
    33. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
    32. Goat - World Music
    31. The xx - Coexist
    30. Frankie Rose - Interstellar
    29. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
    28. Jessie Ware - Devotion
    27. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
    26. Tame Impala - Lonerism
    25. Action Bronson - Blue Chips
    24. Cat Power - Sun
    23. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
    22. Torche - Harmonicraft
    21. Daphni - Jiaolong
    20. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
    19. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman
    18. King Tuff - King Tuff
    17. Grizzly Bear - Shields
    16. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
    15. Baroness - Yellow & Green
    14. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
    13. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
    12. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
    11. Future - Pluto
    10. Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
    9. Ty Segall - Twins
    8. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
    7. Swans - The Seer
    6. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
    5. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
    4. DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol. 1 - Welcome to the Chi
    3. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
    2. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
    1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
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    NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012

    AB-SOUL - CONTROL SYSTEM
    ALABAMA SHAKES - BOYS AND GIRLS
    ALISA WEILERSTEIN/DANIEL BARENBOIM - ELGAR & CARTER CELLO CONCERTOS
    ALT-J - AN AWESOME WAVE
    ANDY STOTT - LUXURY PROBLEMS
    ASTRO - ASTRO
    SIMON RATTLE & THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC - BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION
    BOBBY WOMACK - THE BRAVEST MAN IN THE UNIVERSE
    BOMBA ESTEREO - ELEGANCIA TROPICAL
    BROOKLYN RIDER - SEVEN STEPS
    CAFE TACVBA - EL OBJETO ANTES LLMADO DISCO
    CARLA MORRISON - DEJENME LLORAR
    CAT POWER - SUN
    CODY CHESNUTT - LANDING ON A HUNDRED
    DAN DEACON - AMERICA
    DEATH GRIPS - NO LOVE DEEP WEB
    DEBO BAND - DEBO BAND
    DIRTY PROJECTORS - SWING LO MAGELLAN
    DWIGHT YOAKAM - 3 PEARS
    EXITMUSIC - PASSAGE
    FIONA APPLE - THE IDLER WHEEL IS WISER THAN THE DRIVER OF THE SCREW AND WHIPPING CORDS WILL SERVE YOU MORE THAN ROPES WILL EVER DO
    FLYING LOTUS - UNTIL THE QUIET COMES
    FRANK OCEAN - CHANNEL ORANGE
    FUN. - SOME NIGHTS
    HOMEBOY SANDMAN - FIRST OF A LIVING BREED
    IRIS DEMENT - SING THE DELTA
    JANKA NABAY & THE BUBU GANG - EN YAY SAH
    JAPANDROIDS - CELEBRATION ROCK
    KARRIEM RIGGINS - ALONE TOGETHER
    KENDRICK LAMAR - GOOD KID, M.A.A.D. CITY
    KILLER MIKE - R.A.P. MUSIC
    LEILA JOSEFOWICZ - SALONEN: VIOLIN CONCERTO
    LEONARD COHEN - OLD IDEAS
    MATT ULERY - BY A LITTLE LIGHT
    MEEK MILL- DREAMCHASERS 2
    MIGUEL - KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM
    NENEH CHERRY AND THE THING - THE CHERRY THING
    NOW, NOW - THREADS
    PALLBEARER - SORROW AND EXTINCTION
    PATRICK WATSON - ADVENTURES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
    P!NK - THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE
    REGINA SPEKTOR - WHAT WE SAW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
    SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY/MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS - ADAMS: HARMONIELEHRE/SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE
    SHARON VAN ETTEN - TRAMP
    SWANS - THE SEER
    TY SEGALL - TWINS
    THE VERY BEST - MTMTMK
    VIJAY IYER TRIO - ACCELERANDO
    WADADA LEO SMITH - TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS
    THE 2 BEARS- BE STRONG
    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Stereogum:

    50 Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes (Warp)
    49 Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold (Dull Tools)
    48 The Shins – Port Of Morrow (Columbia/Aural Apothecary)
    47 Rick Ross – Rich Forever (Maybach Music)
    46 Matthew E. White – Big Inner (Spacebomb/Hometapes)
    45 The Evens – The Odds (Dischord)
    44 Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man (Capitol)
    43 Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips (self-released)
    42 Sharon Van Etten – Tramp (Jagjaguwar)
    41 Sun Kil Moonn – Among The Leaves (Caldo Verde)
    40 Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind (Polyvinyl)
    39 Jessica Pratt – Jessica Pratt (Birth Records)
    38 Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar (P.W. Elverum And Sun)
    37 Joey Bada$$ – 1999 (self-released)
    36 Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path (Captured Tracks)
    35 Swearin’ – Swearin’ (Salinas)
    34 Future – Pluto (Epic/A1/Free Bandz)
    33 How To Dress Well – Total Loss (Acéphale)
    32 Ty Segall – Twins (Drag City)
    31 ScHoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions (Top Dawg Entertainment)
    30 Torche – Harmonicraft (Volcom)
    29 Purity Ring – Shrines (4AD/Last Gang)
    28 Cat Power – Sun (Matador)
    27 Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)
    26 Grimes – Visions (4AD/Arbutus)
    25 Nude Beach – II (Other Music Recording Company)
    24 Sleigh Bells – Reign Of Terror (Mom + Pop)
    23 Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music (Williams Street)
    22 DIIV – Ocean (Captured Tracks)
    21 Screaming Females – Ugly (Don Giovanni)
    20 Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light (Fat Possum)
    19 Taylor Swift – Red (Big Machine)
    18 Baroness – Yellow & Green (Relapse)
    17 The Men – Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)
    16 Grizzly Bear – Shields (Warp)
    15 El-P – Cancer For Cure (Fat Possum)
    14 Chromatics – Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better)
    13 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! (Constellation)
    12 Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream (RCA)
    11 Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)
    10 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)
    09 Chairlift – Something (Columbia)
    08 The Walkmen – Heaven (Fat Possum)
    07 Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
    06 Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory (Carpark)
    05 Jessie Ware – Devotion (PMR)
    04 Swans – The Seer (Young God)
    03 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. City (TDE/Interscope)
    02 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (Def Jam)
    01 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel… (Epic)
    Quote Originally Posted by mmsk123 View Post
    Rolling Stone:

    01 Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
    02 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
    03 Jack White – Blunderbuss
    04 Bob Dylan – Tempest
    05 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
    06 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
    07 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Here
    08 Green Day – !Uno!
    09 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
    10 Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
    11 Mumford & Sons – Babel
    12 Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
    13 Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
    14 Best Coast – The Only Place
    15 Dr. John – Locked Down
    16 Cat Power – Sun
    17 John Mayer – Born and Raised
    18 Nas – Life is Good
    19 Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock
    20 Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
    21 Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
    22 Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream
    23 Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
    24 G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer
    25 Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
    26 Django Django – Django Django
    27 Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu
    28 Beach House – Bloom
    29 Dave Matthews Band – Away From the World
    30 Azealia Banks – 1991
    31 Taylor Swift – Red
    32 Hospitality – Hospitality
    33 Grimes – Visions
    34 Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
    35 Grizzly Bear – Shields
    36 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man in the Universe
    37 Justin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
    38 Titus Andronicus – Local Business
    39 Passion Pit – Gossamer
    40 Escort – Escort
    41 The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
    42 Allo Darlin’ – Europe
    43 fun. – Some Nights
    44 Garbage – Not Your Kind of People
    45 Rick Ross – Rich Forever
    46 Muse – The 2nd Law
    47 Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables
    48 The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
    49 Amadou And Mariam – Folila
    50 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Wire Magazine Contributor Compilation List

    1. Laurel Halo - Quarantine
    2. Sun Araw and Geddes - Icon Give Thanks
    3. Actress - RIP
    4. Jakob Ullmann - Fremde Zeit Addendum
    5. Jason Lescalleet - Songs About Nothing
    6. CC Hennix - Live at the Grimm Museum Volume 1
    7. Bob Dylan - Tempest
    8. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
    9. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
    10. Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy
    11. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
    12. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
    13. Fushitsusha - Mabushii Itazura Na Inori
    14. Haino/O'Rourke/Ambarchi - Imikuzushi
    15. Death Grips - The Money Store
    16. Emptyset - Medium
    17. Hype Williams - Black is Beautiful
    18. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
    19. Wandelweiser Und So Weiter
    20. Morton Feldman - Crippled Symmetry: At June In Buffalo
    21. Richard Skelton - Verse of Birds
    22. The Bohman Brother - Back on the Streets
    23. Kendrick Lamar - good kid
    24. Michael Pisaro & Toshiya Tsunoda - Crosshatches
    25. Bass Clef - Reeling Skullways
    26. Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester
    27. Killer Mike - RAP Music
    28. Shackleton - Music For The Quiet Hour/Drawbar Organ
    29. Rhodri Davies - Wound Response
    30. Ariel Pink - Mature Themes
    31. Wadada Leo Smith - Ten Freedom Summers
    32. Thomas Koner - Novaya Zemlya
    33. Annea Lockwood - In Our Name
    34. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of LIght II
    35. Lee Gamble - Diversions
    36. Heatsick - Deviation
    37. Duane Pitre - Feel Free
    38. Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
    39. Swans - The Seer
    40. Jeri Jeri with Mbene Diatta Seck - Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh
    41. Cooly G - Playin' Me
    42. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman
    43. DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol. 1
    44. Charles Gayle Trio - Streets
    45. Frank Orange - Channel Orange
    46. Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games
    47. Peter Cusack - Sounds from Dangerous Places
    48. Pelt - Effigy
    49. DVA - Pretty Ugly
    50. Brotzmann/Satoh/Moriyama - Yatagarasu
    Quote Originally Posted by mmsk123 View Post
    FACT's Top 50 Albums of 2012

    50. Bigg Jus - Machines That Make Civilization Fun
    49. Helm - Impossible Symmetry
    48. Haleek Maul - Oxyconteen
    47. The xx - Coexist
    46. Purity Ring - Shrines
    45. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - Timon Irnok Manta
    44. Triad God - NXB
    43. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
    42. Schoolboy Q - Habits and Contradictions
    41. Cocaine 80s - Express OG EP
    40. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
    39. Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
    38. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
    37. Le1f - Dark York
    36. Gunplay - Bogota Rich: The Prequel
    35. Young Smoke - Space Zone
    34. Lorenzo Senni - Quantum Jelly
    33. Altered Natives - Tenement Yard Vol.3
    32. d'Eon - Music for Keyboards Vol. 1
    31. Nas - Life is Good
    30. Supreme Cuts - Whispers in the Dark
    29. Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy
    28. Ariel Pink & R. Stevie Moore - Ku Klux Glam
    27. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
    26. Grimes - Visions
    25. Main Attrakionz - Bossalinis & Fooliyones
    24. The Internet - Purple Naked Ladies
    23. Heroin In Tahiti - Death Surf
    22. Future - Pluto
    21. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - Black is Beautiful
    20. Silent Servant - Negative Fascination
    19. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
    18. Wiley - Step Freestyles
    17. I:Cube - "M" Megamix
    16. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    15. Sand Circles - Motor City
    14. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
    13. Madteo - Noi No
    12. Jeremih - Late Nights with Jeremih
    11. Actress - R.I.P.
    10. Wolfgang Voigt - Rückverzauberung 6
    9. Swans - The Seer
    8. Terrence Dixon - From the Far Future Pt. 2
    7. Jam City - Classical Curves
    6. How to Dress Well - Total Loss
    5. Spaceghostpurrp - God of Black
    4. Horrid Red - Celestial Joy
    3. Cooly G - Playin Me
    2. Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994-1996 / Dutch Tvashar Plumes
    1. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. City
    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    And Fact's top 40 reissues.

    40. THE DURUTTI COLUMN - SHORT STORIES FOR PAULINE
    39. PHILIPPE D’ARAM - FASCINATION
    38. UNSPECIFIED ENEMIES - ‘MULTI ORDINAL TRACKING UNIT’
    37. JOHN CARPENTER & ALAN HOWARTH - ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK / PRINCE OF DARKNESS / HALLOWEEN II / HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
    36. IKE YARD - IKE YARD
    35. DAVID KILGOUR - HERE COME THE CARS
    34. VARIOUS ARTISTS - 122 BPM: THE BIRTH OF HOUSE MUSIC
    33. WOO - IT’S COSY INSIDE
    32. VARIOUS ARTISTS / SLOW TO SPEAK - CLASSIC HOUSE GROOVES: DOPE JAMS NEW YORK CITY
    31. R. STEVIE MOORE - LO FI HI FIVES… A KIND OF BEST OF
    30. VARIOUS ARTISTS - PERSONAL SPACE: ELECTRONIC SOUL 1974-1984
    29. SENSATIONS’ FIX - MUSIC IS PAINTING IN THE AIR
    28. LOOTPACK - SOUNDPIECES: DA ANTIDOTE!
    27. Zs - SCORE: THE COMPLETE SEXTET WORKS 2002-2007
    26. PLUG - BACK ON TIME
    25. PORTER RICKS - BIOKINETICS
    24. PETER ZUMMO - ZUMMO WITH AN X
    23. MY BLOODY VALENTINE - LOVELESS / ISN’T ANYTHING / EPS 1988-1991
    22. BRUCE LANGHORNE - THE HIRED HAND
    21. DREAM 2 SCIENCE - DREAM 2 SCIENCE
    20. LAURIE SPIEGEL - THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE
    19. PYROLATOR - AUSLAND
    18. PARRIS MITCHELL - ‘ALL NIGHT LONG’
    17. DAVID LYNCH & ALAN R. SPLET - ERASERHEAD
    16. DREXCIYA - JOURNEY OF THE DEEP SEA DWELLER II / JOURNEY OF THE DEEP SEA DWELLER III
    15. VARIOUS ARTISTS - STRANGE PASSION: EXPLORATIONS IN IRISH POST-PUNK DIY AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1980-1983
    14. STERAC - SECRET LIFE OF MACHINES: REMASTERED AND REMIXED
    13. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER - RIFTS
    12. THE BURRELL BROTHERS - THE NU GROOVE YEARS: 1988-1992
    11. CODEINE - WHEN I SEE THE SUN
    10. RAEKWON - ONLY BUILT 4 CUBAN LINX: THE PURPLE TAPE
    9. BOB CHANCE - IT’S BROKEN
    8. KW GRIFF FEAT. PORKCHOP - ‘BRING IN THE KATZ’
    7. PAPERCLIP PEOPLE / PSYCHE/BFC - THE SECRET TAPES OF DR EICH / ELEMENTS
    6. CLEANERS FROM VENUS - BOX SET VOL. 1
    5. LEGO FEET - LEGO FEET
    4. SLEEP - DOPESMOKER
    3. RUFF SQWAD - WHITE LABEL CLASSICS
    2. FRANCIS BEBEY - AFRICAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1975-1982
    1. MONOTON - MONOTONPRODUKT07
    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    The AV Club:

    1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    2. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
    3. Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
    4. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
    5. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel . . .
    6. Jack White - Blunderbuss
    7. Swans - The Seer
    8. Bob Mould - Silver Age
    8. Titus Andronicus - Local Business
    10. P.O.S. - We Don’t Even Live Here
    11. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
    12. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
    13. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
    14. Grizzly Bear - Shields
    15. Rush - Clockwork Angels
    16. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
    17. The Men - Open Your Heart
    18. Field Music - Plumb
    18. Future of the Left - The Plot Against Common Sense
    20. The Walkmen - Heaven
    21. Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
    22. Cat Power - Sun
    23. Bob Dylan - Tempest
    24. Dion - Tank Full Of Blues
    24. Pilot to Gunner - Guilty, Guilty
    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    Now we're getting somewhere.

    RA's Top 10 Compilatons
    10. The Burrell Brothers - The Nu Groove Years 1988-1992
    9. Various Artists - Only 4 U: The Sound of Cajmere & Cajual
    8. Various Artists - Shangaan Shake
    7. Various Artists - Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2
    6. Various Artists - A Compilation
    5. Various Artists - American Noise
    4. Various Artists - Minutes In Ice
    3. Drexciya - Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller Vol. I - III
    2. Various Artists - New Jack Techno
    1. Various Artists - Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance

    RA's Top Online Mixes
    10. Smallpeople - Little White Earbuds Talking Shopcast 14
    9. Beneath - FACT Mix 328
    8. Daphni - Live from the Bussey Building October 5 2012
    7. Akkord - Electronic Explorations Mix 183
    6. Morphosis - mnml ssgs mx fnl
    5. Bok Bok - NSMIX001
    4. Nicolas Jaar - Essential Mix
    3. Rrose - E.P.153 (Electronique.it)
    2. Dixon & Ame - Boiler Room x Innervisions DJ Set at ADE 2012
    1. Rustie - Essential Mix

    RA's Top DJ Mixes
    10. DJ Deep - Kern Vol. 1
    9. Maya Jane Coles - DJ-Kicks
    8. Zip - Fabric 67
    7. Norman Nodge - Berghain 06
    6. Slow to Speak - Classic House Grooves: Dope Jams New York City
    5. Tiga - Tiga Non Stop
    4. Nick Hoppner - Panorama Bar 04
    3. Andrew Weatherall - Masterpiece
    2. Ben Klock - Fabric 66
    1. Levon Vincent - Fabric 63
    Quote Originally Posted by icedKeg View Post
    Consequence of Sound:

    1. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
    2. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
    3. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
    4. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
    5. Swans – The Seer
    6. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
    7. Beach House – Bloom
    8. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
    9. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
    10. Action Bronson – Blue Chips
    11. Lambchop – Mr. M
    12. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
    13. Angel Haze – Reservation EP
    14. John Talabot – ƒin
    15. Matthew E. White – Big Inner
    16. Death Grips – The Money Store
    17. Grimes – Visions
    18. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
    19. Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man
    20. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
    21. Chromatics – Kill for Love
    22. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
    23. Ty Segall – Slaughterhouse
    24. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
    25. El-P – Cancer For Cure
    26. Liars – WIXIW
    27. METZ – METZ
    28. Purity Ring – Shrines
    29. How to Dress Well – Total Loss
    30. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
    31. TNGHT – TNGHT EP
    32. Cat Power – Sun
    33. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
    34. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
    35. Tig Notaro – Live!
    36. Future – Pluto
    37. The Henry Clay People – Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives
    38. Beak – >>
    39. Crystal Castles – (III)
    40. Grizzly Bear – Shields
    41. Tame Impala – Lonerism
    42. The Men – Open Your Heart
    43. The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
    44. Joey Bada$$ – 1999
    45. Allo Darlin’ – Europe
    46. Code Orange Kids – Love Is Love // Return to Dust
    47. Bob Mould – Silver Age
    48. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
    49. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
    50. Nas – Life Is Good

    http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/1...the-year-2012/
    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    Hey, a list with some good stuff on it:

    TinyMixTapes Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
    50. Mykki Blanco - Cosmic Angel: Illuminati Prince/ss (Self-Released)
    49. Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line (Blackest Ever Black)
    48. Belbury Poly - The Belbury Tales (Ghost Box)
    47. INTERNET CLUB - VANISHING VISION (Self-Released)
    46. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind (Epitaph)
    45. Arca - Stretch 2 (UNO NYC)
    44. Fiona Apple - Idler Wheel (Epic/Clean Slate)
    43. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music (Williams Street)
    42. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web (Self-Released)
    41. Heat Wave - Fukd In Tha Game (Self-Released)
    40. Lil B - White Flame (Self-Released)
    39. ahnnu - pro habitat (WTR CLR)
    38. Ian Martin - Mechanical Rain (Further)
    37. Tame Impala - Lonerism (Modular)
    36. The Men - Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)
    35. Burial - Kindred [EP] (Hyperdub)
    34. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II (In The Red)
    33. Farrah Abraham - My Teenage Dream Ended (Farrah Abraham/MTV Press)
    32. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel - Motion Sickness Of Time Travel (Spectrum Spools)
    31. Jason Lescalleet - Songs About Nothing (Erstwhile)
    30. Dolphins Into The Future - Canto Arquipélago (Underwater Peoples)
    29. 情報デスクVIRTUAL - 札幌コンテンポラリー (Beer On The Rug)
    28. Tim Hecker / Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental Tourist (Mexican Summer)
    27. White Suns - Sinews (Load)
    26. Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos - Icon Give Thank (RVNG Intl.)
    25. Mediafired - Pathway Through Whatever (Beer On The Rug)
    24. Graham Lambkin - Amateur Doubles (Kye)
    23. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home (Bathetic)
    22. Demdike Stare - Elemental (Modern Love)
    21. Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester (Hanson)
    20. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)
    19. Traxman - Da Mind Of Traxman (Planet Mu)
    18. The Caretaker - Patience (after Sebald) (History Always Favours The Winners)
    17. Daughn Gibson - All Hell (White Denim)
    16. Death Grips - The Money Store (Epic)
    15. DJ Rashad - TEKLIFE Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi (Lit City Trax)
    14. BEBETUNE$ - inhale C-4 $$$$$ (Self-Released)
    13. Holly Herndon - Movement (RVNG Intl.)
    12. Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE (Def Jam)
    11. Grimes - Visions (4AD)
    10. Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II (Hippos In Tanks)
    09. YYU - TIMETIMETIME&TIME (Beer On The Rug)
    08. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems (Modern Love)
    07. Actress - R.I.P (Honest Jon’s)
    06. Macintosh Plus - Floral Shoppe (Beer On The Rug)
    05. Laurel Halo - Quarantine (Hyperdub)
    04. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon / Ocean Roar (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
    03. Swans - The Seer (Young God)
    02. Dean Blunt And Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful (Hyperdub)
    01. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (4AD)
    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    RA's Top 20 Albums

    20. Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
    19. Laurel Halo - Quarantine
    18. Smallpeople - Salty Days
    17. Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy
    16. Chromatics - Kill for Love
    15. Silent Servant - Negative Fascination
    14. Recondite - On Acid
    13. Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994 - 1996
    12. Grimes - Visions
    11. Jam City - Classical Curves
    10. Barker & Baumecker - Transsektoral
    9. Robert Hood - Motor: Nighttime
    8. Shed - The Killer
    7. Vessel - Order of Noise
    6. Shackleton - Music for the Quiet Hour
    5. Daphni - Jiaolong
    4. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
    3. John Talabot - fIN
    2. Actress - RIP
    1. Voices from the Lake - Voices from the Lake
    Quote Originally Posted by mmsk123 View Post
    First 30..

    Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2012 (50-30)
    50. Lambchop - Mr. M
    49. Crystal Castles - (III)
    48. Peaking Lights - Lucifer
    47. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
    46. Rustie - Essential Mix
    45. El-P - Cancer for Cure
    44. Metz - Metz
    43. Mac DeMarco - 2
    42. Rick Ross - Rich Forever
    41. Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze EP
    40. DIIV - Oshin
    39. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
    38. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
    37. Future - Pluto
    36. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
    35. TNGHT - TNGHT
    34. Chairlift - Something
    33. Actress - R.I.P.
    32. Action Bronson/Party Supplies - Blue Chips
    31. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
    30. The Men - Open Your Heart
    29. Cat Power - Sun
    28. How to Dress Well - Total Loss
    27. John Talabot - ƒIN
    26. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
    25. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
    24. Purity Ring - Shrines
    23. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
    22. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
    21. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
    Quote Originally Posted by mmsk123 View Post
    And the Pfork top 10:

    10 Grizzly Bear – Shields
    09 Death Grips – The Money Store
    08 Chromatics – Kill For Love
    07 Beach House – Bloom
    06 Grimes – Visions
    05 Swans – The Seer
    04 Tame Impala – Lonerism
    03 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
    02 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
    01 Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City
    Because I don't want to search through 10 pages of Spooks when I want to check some of these lists from sources people might conceivably give a fuck about.
    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to not give a fuck again.

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    Why did we skip 20-11 for Pitchfork?
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    My fault - I forgot it was only 30 at first. Here's the full list:

    50. Lambchop - Mr. M
    49. Crystal Castles - (III)
    48. Peaking Lights - Lucifer
    47. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
    46. Rustie - Essential Mix
    45. El-P - Cancer for Cure
    44. Metz - Metz
    43. Mac DeMarco - 2
    42. Rick Ross - Rich Forever
    41. Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze EP
    40. DIIV - Oshin
    39. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
    38. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
    37. Future - Pluto
    36. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
    35. TNGHT - TNGHT
    34. Chairlift - Something
    33. Actress - R.I.P.
    32. Action Bronson/Party Supplies - Blue Chips
    31. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
    30. The Men - Open Your Heart
    29. Cat Power - Sun
    28. How to Dress Well - Total Loss
    27. John Talabot - ƒIN
    26. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
    25. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
    24. Purity Ring - Shrines
    23. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
    22. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
    21. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
    20. Jessie Ware - Devotion
    19. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
    18. Ty Segall Band/Ty Segall & White Fence - Slaughterhouse/Hair
    17. Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
    16. Burial - Kindred EP
    15. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
    14. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
    13. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
    12. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
    11. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
    10. Grizzly Bear - Shields
    9. Death Grips - The Money Store
    8. Chromatics - Kill For Love
    7. Beach House - Bloom
    6. Grimes - Visions
    5. Swans - The Seer
    4. Tame Impala - Lonerism
    3. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
    2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    1. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

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    At this a point it's more a matter of who was left off lists, and nitpicking about placement, than who made lists.
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    Pazz and Jop poll results:

    Albums:

    1. Frank Ocean Channel Orange [Def Jam Recordings] 1,939 169

    2. Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city [Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope] 1,431 123

    3. Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and

    Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do [Epic Records] 1,124101

    4. Japandroids Celebration Rock [Polyvinyl Records] 908 73

    5. Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream [RCA] 716 66

    6. Tame Impala Lonerism [Modular Records] 589 56

    7. Swans The Seer [Young God Records] 543 51

    8. Killer Mike R.A.P. Music [Williams Street Records] 522 50

    9. Grimes Visions [4AD Records] 482 51

    10. Beach House Bloom [Sub Pop Records] 396 39

    11. Jack White Blunderbuss [Columbia Records Third Man Records] 387 41

    12. Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan [Domino Records] 387 34

    13. Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory [Carpark Records] 364 37

    14. Father John Misty Fear Fun [Sub Pop Records] 363 33

    15. Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball [Columbia Records] 361 36

    16. Bob Dylan Tempest [Columbia Records] 349 33

    17. Taylor Swift Red [Big Machine Records] 337 33

    18. Future Pluto [Epic Records] 329 28

    19. Sharon Van Etten Tramp [Jagjaguwar] 327 34

    20. Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls [Ato Records] 327 33

    21. Dr. John Locked Down [Nonesuch Records] 313 32

    22. Leonard Cohen Old Ideas [Columbia Records] 311 31

    23. Cat Power Sun [Matador Records] 293 31

    24. Scott Walker Bish Bosch [4AD Records] 278 22

    25. El-P Cancer 4 Cure [Fat Possum Records] 262 29

    26. Grizzly Bear Shields [Warp Records] 258 30

    27. Baroness Yellow & Green [Relapse Records] 257 24

    28. Chromatics Kill for Love [Italians Do Better] 242 22

    29. Andy Stott Luxury Problems [Modern Love] 239 21

    30. Jessie Ware Devotion [Universal Island] 234 23

    31. Neil Young and Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill [Reprise Records] 220 22

    32. Loudon Wainwright III Older Than My Old Man Now [StorySound Records] 210  16

    33. Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth [Merge Records] 205 22

    34. Spiritualized Sweet Heart Sweet Light [Fat Possum Records] 202 18

    35. Julia Holter Ekstasis [RVNG International] 192 19

    36. Bat for Lashes The Haunted Man [Capitol Records] 192 18

    37. Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! [Constellation Records] 191 21

    38. Hot Chip In Our Heads [Domino Records] 182 16

    39. Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss [Interscope Records] 174 15

    40. Todd Snider Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables [Aimless Records] 172 13

    Singles:

    1. Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" 94

    2. Miguel "Adorn" 54

    3. Usher "Climax" 53

    4. Frank Ocean "Thinkin' 'Bout You" 47

    4. Japandroids "The House That Heaven Built" 47

    6. Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" 42

    7. Solange "Losing You" 40

    8. Gotye (ft. Kimbra) "Somebody That I Used to Know" 39

    9. Kanye West (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz) "Mercy" 38

    10. Frank Ocean "Pyramids" 34

    11. Alabama Shakes "Hold On" 30

    12. Psy "Gangnam Style" 26

    13. Grimes "Oblivion" 25

    14. Fun. (ft. Janelle Monáe) "We Are Young" 23

    15. Icona Pop (ft. Charli XCX) "I Love It" 21

    15. Sky Ferreira "Everything Is Embarrassing" 21

    17. Fun. "Some Nights" 20

    17. M.I.A. "Bad Girls" 20

    19. Bruce Springsteen "We Take Care of Our Own" 19

    20. Kendrick Lamar "Swimming Pools (Drank)" 17

    21. Frank Ocean "Bad Religion" 16

    21. Ke$ha "Die Young" 16

    23. Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven" 15

    23. Grimes "Genesis" 15

    23. Tame Impala "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" 15

    23. Todd Terje "Inspector Norse" 15

    27. Chairlift "I Belong in Your Arms" 14

    27. Juicy J (ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz) "Bandz a Make Her Dance" 14

    27. Kacey Musgraves "Merry Go 'Round" 14

    27. Nicki Minaj (ft. 2 Chainz) "Beez in the Trap" 4

    27. Santigold "Disparate Youth" 4

    32. Bat for Lashes "Laura" 13

    32. Father John Misty "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" 13

    34. First Aid Kit "Emmylou" 12

    34. Kendrick Lamar "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" 12

    34. Killer Mike "Reagan" 12

    34. Passion Pit "Take a Walk" 12

    38. Bob Dylan "Duquesne Whistle" 11

    38. Future "Turn on the Lights" 11

    38. Jack White "Sixteen Saltines" 11

    38. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop" 11

    42. Beach House "Myth" 10

    42. Chief Keef "Love Sosa" 10

    42. Kanye West (ft. Jay-Z and Big Sean) "Clique" 10

    42. Kendrick Lamar (ft. Gunplay) "Cartoon & Cereal" 10
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    And from the poll, Christgau:

    1. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Americana
    2. Dabke, Sounds of the Syrian Houran
    3. Loudon Wainwright III, Older Than My Old Man Now
    4. Pink, The Truth About Love
    5. Todd Snider, Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
    6. Skrillex, Bangarang
    7. Heems, Nehru Jackets
    8. Mountain Goats, Transcendental Youth
    9. (various artists), The Rough Guide to Highlife
    10. Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
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    Good god, that man seriously has to be trolling.
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    P!nk!!!!
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