Albums Of The Year 2012

My Top 20 Albums Of 2012

1. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory (Wichita)
2. Torche – Harmonicraft (Volcom)
3. Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky (PIAS)
4. Ty Segall – Slaughterhouse (In The Red) / Twins (Drag City) / Hair (Drag City) – so prolific this year that I though it was unfair to give him three spots in the whole top 30)
5. Hooray For Earth – True Loves (Memphis Industries)
6. Goat – World Music (Rocket)
7. Pond – Beard, Wives, Denim (Modular)
8. Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral (4AD)
9. Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock (Columbia)
10. Metz – Metz (Sub Pop)
11. Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
12. Passion Pit – Gossamer (Columbia)
13. Grizzly Bear – Shields (Warp)
14. Black Moth – The Killing Jar (New Heavy Sounds)
15. Brendan Benson – What Kind Of World (Lojinx)
16. Patti Smith – Banga (Columbia)
17. The Sea And Cake – Runner (Thrill Jockey)
18. Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)
19. Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense (Xtra Mile)
20. EL-P – C4C (Fat Possum)

special mention also to the following awesome albums from friends of mine:

The School – Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything
Pulpo – The Sound Of A Thousand Bubbles
Caretaker – Providence
Orkest – Millenia
Buried Horses – Tempest

and the 5 worst

1. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg (Mercury)
2. Green Day – Dos! (Reprise)
3. Reverend And The Makers – @Reverend_Makers (Cooking Vinyl)
4. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave (Infectious)
5. Toy – Toy (Heavenly)

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