Sunday, December 30, 2012

My 12 Favorite Albums of 2012!

2012 was a great year for music! While I spent a good amount of time listening to new releases or attending concerts and festivals, I certainly haven't had the opportunity to hear everything. This is a small list of some of the music I enjoyed the most. I hesitate to call it the best of 2012 but they're all certainly among my favorites. Enjoy!

12. Antony and the Johnsons, Cut The World.
Released: August 7, 2012
Best Tracks:
1) Cut The World
4) You Are My Sister

11. The xx, Coexist.
Released: September 10, 2012
Best Tacks:
1) Angels
3) Fiction
7) Missing
11) Our Song

10. Michael Kiwanuka, Home Again.
Released: May 8, 2012
Best Tacks:
3) I'll Get Along
4) Rest
5) Home Again
6) Bones

9. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.
Released: July 17, 2012
Best Tracks:
2) Thinkin Bout You
10) Pyramids
14) Bad Religion

8. Cat Power, Sun.
Released: September 3, 2012
Best Tracks:
1) Cherokee
2) Sun
8) Manhattan
10) Nothin But Time

7. Grimes, Visions
Released: February 21, 2012
Best Tracks:
3) Oblivion
6) Vowels = Space And Time
8) Be A Body
12) Skin

6. Father John Misty, Fear Fun.
Released: May 1, 2012
Best Tracks:
1) Funtimes in Babylon
2) Nancy From Now On
5) O I Long to Feel Your Arms Around Me
7) Only Son of the Ladiesman

5. Wild Nothing, Nocturne.
Released: August 28, 2012
Best Tracks:
1) Shadow
2) Midnight Song
3) Nocturne
8) Paradise
11) Rheya

4. Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream.
Released: October 2, 2012
Best Tracks:
1) Adorn
2) Don't Look Back
3) Use Me
4) Do You...
9) Arch & Point

3. Tame Impala, Lonerism.
Released: October 9, 2012
Best Tracks:
3) Apocalypse Dreams
4) Mind Mischief
7) Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
9) Elephant

2. Beach House, Bloom.
Released: May 15, 2012
Best Tracks:
1) Myth
2) Wild
3) Lazuli
4) Other People
5) The Hours
7) New Year

1. The Shins, Port of Morrow.
Released: March 16, 2012
Best Tracks:
2) Simple Song
3) It's Only Life
9) 40 Mark Strasse
10) Port of Morrow

Honorable Mentions:

  • New Build, Yesterday Was Lived and Lost.
  • Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city.
  • Chappo, Moonwater.
  • Crystal Castles, III.
  • Jack White, Blunderbuss.

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