Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Favourite Albums of 2012

Honourable Mentions: Coexist - The xx, Lonerism - Tame Impala, Devotion - Jessie Ware, Slaughterhouse - Ty Segal Band, Port of Morrow - The Shins, Life if Good - Nas, The Idler Wheel... - Fiona Apple, Attack on Memory - Cloud Nothings, Shields - Grizzly Bear, Sweet Heart Sweet Light - Spiritualized.


10. The Master OST - Johnny Greenwood (8.6)
  
9. Bloom - Beach House (8.7)


8.  Yellow and Green - Baroness (8.8)


 7. The Money Store - Death Grips (8.8)


 6. In Our Heads - Hot Chip (8.9)


5. Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! - Godspeed You Black Emperor (9.1)


4. Kill For Love - Chromatics (9.2)


3. Channel Orange - Frank Ocean (9.3)


2. The Maccabees - Given to the Wild (9.3)


1. The Seer - Swans (9.7)

12 comments:

  1. Only 3 of these albums are in my top 10 so far. Haven't gotten into a lot of new music but these are the albums that I do like that came out this year.

    1. The xx-Coexist
    2. Bat for Lashes-The Haunted Man
    3. Fiona Apple-The Idler Wheel...
    4. Crystal Castles-III
    5. Grizzly Bear-Shields
    6. Jonny Greenwood-The Master OST
    7. Beach House-Bloom
    8. Bob Dylan-Tempest
    9. Spiritualized-Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
    10. The Chromatics-Kill for Love

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    1. Nice list. A lot of them appear in my 'Honourable Mentions'. Liked Coexist, but not as memorable as many of the ones in my Top 10. If I updated it tomorrow, I would probably have 'The Idler Wheel' in there.

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  2. Terrific list, Andy. Love your choices.
    (Though my number 1 and 2, Tindersticks' The Something Rain and Jessie Ware's Devotion, don't show up on your list, but still, I can get behind all the ones I've heard here.)

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    1. I will have to check out 'The Something Rain'. Thanks 4 the recommendation. Yeah, 'Devotion' is great. Was in my Top 10 for most of the year. Then I listened to Death Grips and The Maccabees ;-)

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  3. Wait, just saw your honorable mention for Devotion. Oh well...

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  4. Channel Orange... what a masterpiece that is.

    I remember you posting something about The Seer a few months ago, so I decided to it them up. Just... wow.

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    1. You dug it? Awesome. That makes me happy. So epic!

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    2. I honestly didn't like it at first, but it never left my mind, so I gave it a re-listen. Unique and epic, indeed.

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  5. Great list Andy! Nice to see Maccabees there :D proud to know I had something to do with it. I really need to check out Tame Impala, they have been on everybody's Best 2012 albums lately...and they're Australians, right?

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    1. You certainly did. It was your recommendation. Tame Impala are Australian and though I liked their new album, I preferred their first one. Well worth listening too though - psychedelic rock.

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  6. Nice that Chromatics is ranked so high, great tracks on that album, it's in my top 5 too. I also quite enjoyed that Beach House album.

    There is actually an expanded edition of In Our Heads - Hot Chip, don't know if you're interested, I think the extra disc is on spotify.

    Just published my favorite albums of 2012 list today, if you want to compare.

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    1. I would be very interested in listening to an expanded edition. Thanks for the tip. Hope to expand my listening even more in 2013.

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