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Favorite Albums of 2012 – end of the world

November 28, 2012

These are my top 40 favorite albums of 2012. (Dec ’11 – Nov ’12) Always enjoy feedback, feel free to post your list in the comments.

  1. How To Dress Well Total Loss
  2. Andy Stott Luxury Problems
  3. The xxCoexist
  4. ChromaticsKill For Love
  5. Kendrick Lamargood kid m.A.A.d. city
  6. Frankie RoseInterstellar
  7. BurialKindred EP
  8. The WeekndEchoes of Silence* (Dec ’11, *free mixtape version)
  9. Purity RingShrines
  10. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  11. Dean Blunt & Inga CopelandBlack is Beautiful
  12. Beach HouseBloom
  13. LiarsWIXIW
  14. Wild NothingNocturne
  15. Clams Casino Instrumental Mixtape 2 (free mixtape)
  16. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  17. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
  18. SymmetryThemes for an Imaginary Film
  19. Peaking LightsLucifer
  20. Frank Oceanchannel ORANGE
  21. John Talabot fIN
  22. GrimesVisions
  23. Death GripsThe Money Store
  24. Monolake Ghosts
  25. Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  26. Lower Dens Nootropics
  27. Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
  28. Shackleton Music for the Quiet Hour/The Drawbar Organ EPs
  29. Jessie WareDevotion
  30. Big K.R.I.T.Live from the Underground
  31. Japandroids Celebration Rock
  32. Holy OtherHeld
  33. ActressR.I.P.
  34. Crystal Castles(III)
  35. Grizzly Bear Shields
  36. Julia HolterEkstasis
  37. Schoolboy QHabits & Contradictions
  38. Twin ShadowConfess
  39. Laurel Halo Quarantine
  40. CFCFExercises

Honorable mention: some albums that came up just shy when making my list

Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls

Daniel RossenSilent Hour/Golden Mile EP

El-PCancer 4 Cure

James BlakeLove What Happened Here EP (Dec ’11)

Lotus PlazaSpooky Action At A Distance

The MenOpen Your Heart


RimarCloser EP

Spaceghostpurrp – Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp &  God of Black Vol. 1

TeeelUniversity Heights

TennisYoung & Old

Ty Segall BandSlaughterhouse


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