A [Belated] Top 25 of 2012

After a hectic end to 2012 and start to 2013, I managed to carve out a moment to reflect on a relatively ho-hum year in music and compile this proverbial tree falling in a forest. Enjoy:

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2012

  1. Alex Winston // King Con
  2. Miike Snow // Happy to You
  3. Hot Chip // In Our Heads
  4. blur // Parklive
  5. Bruce Springsteen // Wrecking Ball
  6. The Killers // Battle Born
  7. Passion Pit // Gossamer
  8. Andrew Bird // Break It Yourself
  9. Islands // A Sleep & A Forgetting
  10. Deftones // Koi No Yokan
  11. ∆ // An Awesome Wave
  12. Imagine Dragons // Night Visions
  13. Delicate Steve // Positive Force
  14. Stars // The North
  15. Maps & Atlases // Beware and Be Grateful
  16. Cloud Nothings // Attack on Memory
  17. Metric // Synthetica
  18. Converge // All We Love We Leave Behind
  19. Dr. Dog // Be The Void
  20. Pinback // Information Retrieved
  21. Matt & Kim // Lightning
  22. Beach House // Bloom
  23. Why? // Mumps, etc.
  24. The xx // Coexist
  25. Yeasayer // Fragrant World

TOP 5 EPs OF 2012

  1. Dr. Dog // Wild Race
  2. Imagine Dragons // Continued Silence EP
  3. Ash // Little Infinity
  4. The Antlers // Undersea
  5. Why? // Sod In The Seed EP

EDIT!: I forgot to add a couple things…

MOST HATED ALBUMS OF 2012

  1. Green Day // Uno!
  2. Frank Ocean // channel ORANGE
  3. The Men // Open Your Heart
  4. Death Grips // NO LOVE DEEP WEB
  5. Band of Horses // Mirage Rock

And some (arguably much-needed) context… To prevent anyone from assuming that looOOooooOOove every one of the Top 25, I’ll give you these ranges: #25-12 = “Liked”, #11-2 = “Really Liked”, #1 = “Loved”

Cheers,

sk

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