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Why thanks :wacky:


Oh I really like Mono! They're coming over here next year and I am thinking about going to that gig...


Do it! He said it was one of the best live experiences he'd ever had. Sounded wonderful to be fair.


There was a tour I wish I'd seen a few years back of Scroobius Pip touring the libraries of the UK. He's a spoken word poet, that would've been something different :D

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I'm sorry but I am not going to include lists that have a bunch of their releases from 2011 and/or this month. I kind of expect people to put at least the little bit of effort in it, e.g. by reading the first post in this thread and then made a list according to it. If people don't, then I also won't put any effort in placing your list in our Best Of 2012 List. :escaping2:


YellowTeardrops13, M83 was officially released in 2011 and was already in last year's list. We can't have that one in this year's list. As Fran said Bruno Mars just came out, so that one shouldn't be submitted either. Coldplay Live and AC/DC Live are also not allowed. Neither is Friendly Fires, LMFAO, etc.


Oh whoops! I didn't realize that. I haven't seen the list from last year yet. Sorry about that. :embarrassed:

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Oh whoops! I didn't realize that. I haven't seen the list from last year yet. Sorry about that. :embarrassed:


When I did my list, I got up my iTunes and sorted by release date. Made a list, then put them in that way. Might help :)

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Oh whoops! I didn't realize that. I haven't seen the list from last year yet. Sorry about that. :embarrassed:
It's not so much about being in the previous list. As mrkjhnwht said, just look at the release date, everything between dec 2011 - dec 2012 should be fine. (except live albums, re-releases, best-of albums)

I'll get your list in the excel sheet as well if you have a second look at that list :nice:

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1. Break It Yourself - Andrew Bird

2. Here - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

3. It Starts Here - Peter Broderick

4. Alleluia! Don't Bend! Ascend! - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

5. Bloom - Beach House

6. Dedicate Function - Martin Eden

7. Zammuto - Zammuto

8. Bring Me The Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn - Kyle Bobby Dunn

9. Valtari - Sigur Ros

10. Tramp - Sharon Van Etten

11. Shields - Grizzly Bear

12. We Will Always Be - Windy & Carl

13. Sees The Light - La Sera

14. Mr. M - Lambchop

15. True - Violens

16. In Our Heads - Hot Chip

17. Screws - Nils Frahm

18. Other Worlds - Taken By Trees

19. Melt - Young Magic

20. Swing Lo Magellan - Dirty Projectors

21. The Slideshow Effect - Memoryhouse

22. WIXIW - Liars

23. The Instrumental Tourist - Tim Hecker

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1. Tame Impala - Lonerism

2. Brian Eno - LUX

3. Clark - Iradelphic

4. Four Tet - Pink

5. Sigur Ròs - Valtari

6. Squarepusher - Ufabulum

7. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Alleluja! Don't Bend! Ascend!

8. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

9. The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet

10. Deadmau5 - >album title goes here<

11. Mumford & Sons - Babel



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Final version :) edited my first version as well


1. Susanne Sundfør – “The Silicone Veil”

2. Beach House – “Bloom”

3. Dirty Projectors – “Swing Lo Magellan”

4. First Aid Kit – “The Lion’s Roar”

5. Lost In the Trees – “A Church that Fits our Needs”


6. Grizzly Bear – “Shields”

7. Port St. Willow – “Holiday”

8. Anaïs Mitchell – “Young Man in America”

9. Sharon Van Etten – “Tramp”

10. The Black Keys – “El Camino”


11. The Shins – “Port of Morrow”

12. Father John Misty – “Fear Fun”

13. Dirty Three – “Toward the Low Sun”

14. Neil Young – “Americana”

15. Lower Dens – “Nootropics”


16. Mark Lanegan Band – “Blues Funeral”

17. Fiona Apple – “The Idler Wheel…”

18. Willis Earl Beal – “Acoustamatic Sorcery”

19. Hanne Hukkelberg – “Featherbrain”

20. Screaming Females – “Ugly”



21. Bob Dylan – “Tempest»

22. Debo Band – “Debo Band”

23. Cloud Nothings – “Attack on Memory”

24. Dr. John – “Locked Down”

25. Hilary Hahn and Hauschka – “Silfra”


Honorable mentions:


Animal Collective - "Centipede Hz"

Beachwood Sparks – “The Tarnished Gold”

Blaudzun – “Heavy Flowers”

Cat Power – “Sun”

Colleen Green – “Milo Goes to Compton”

Dreamscape – “La-Di-Da Recordings”

Dry the River – “Shallow Bed”

Glen Hansard – “Rhythm and Response”

Esbjörn Svensson Trio - 301 (which should've been in the top 10)

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s – “Rot Gut, Domestic”

Pinkish Black – “Pinkish Black”

Tu Fawning – “A Monument”

Ty Segall Band – “Slaughterhouse”

The Twilight Sad – “No One Can Ever Know”

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Best Albums of 2012

1) Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

2) Actress – R.I.P

3) Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE

4) Shackleton - Music for the Quiet Hour

5) Jam City - Classical Curves


6) Jessie Ware – Devotion

7) Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

8) Liars - WIXIW

9) Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

10) Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream


11) Silent Servant - Negative Fascination

12) Julia Holter - Ekstasis

13) Recondite - On Acid

14) Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

15) Andy Stott – Luxury Problems


16) LHF – Keepers of the Light

17) Terrence Dixon - From the Far Future Pt. 2

18) Legowelt - The Paranormal Soul

19) How to Dress Well - Total Loss

20) Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line


21) Daphni – Jiaolong

22) Holy Other – Held

23) Shed - The Killer

24) Voices from the Lake - Voices from the Lake

25) Mala – Mala In Cuba


10 Special Mentions (in alphabetical order):



The Antlers - Undersea EP

Burial - Kindred EP :love:

Burial - Truant / Rough Sleeper :heart:

Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile

Disclosure - The Face EP


Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze EP

Jonny Greenwood - The Master OST

Krzysztof Penderecki + Jonny Greenwood - Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima / Popcorn Superhet Receiver / Polymorphia / 48 Responses to Polymorphia

Shlohmo - Vacation EP

xxxy - Everything EP




25 albums that ultimately did not make the list (in alphabetical order):


Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Beach House – Bloom

Captain Murphy – Duality

Chairlift - Something

Chromatics - Kill For Love


Clams Casino - Instrumentals 2

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

Four Tet – Pink

Grimes – Visions

Grizzly Bear – Shields


John Talabot - ƒIN

Laurel Halo – Quarantine

Light Asylum – Light Asylum

Lone - Galaxy Garden

Monolake – Ghosts


Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

Nathan Fake - Steam Days

Nina Kraviz – Nina Kraviz

Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy


Sigur Rós – Valtari

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Vessel - Order of Noise

The Walkmen – Heaven

The xx – Coexist




10 Overrated Albums of 2012 (in alphabetical order):



Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself

Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

DIIV - Oshin

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do


Hot Chip - In Our Heads

Jack White - Blunderbuss

Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

Purity Ring - Shrines




10 Absolutely Terrible Albums of 2012 (in alphabetical order):



Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (how did this win the Mercury Prize over Jessie Ware? :facepalm:)

Best Coast - The Only Place

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Mumford & Sons - Babel

Muse - The 2nd Law (aka worst album of the last 5 years :sick2:)


Passion Pit - Gossamer

Ultraista - Ultraista (no one would care about them if Nigel Godrich wasn't involved)

The Shins - Port of Morrow

Sleigh Bells - The Reign of Terror

The Vaccines - Come of Age



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OK HERE'S MY TOP 15 ;___;


15. Blunderbuss - Jack White

14. Visions - Grimes

13. Synthetica - Metric

12. Valtari - Sigur Ros

11. Tramp - Sharon Van Etten



10. Love This Giant - David Byrne & St. Vincent

09. Fear Fun - Father John Misty

08. Break It Yourself - Andrew Bird

07. Shrines - Purity Ring

06. Swing Lo Magellan - Dirty Projectors

05. Put Your Back N 2 It - Perfume Genius

04. Coexist - The xx

03. Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

02. The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of The Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do - Fiona Apple

01. Shields - Grizzly Bear


Yayyyy, ok bye now!

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rainplay, I've updated it with yours as well. I have sent the sheet to Fran.

It was nice to see that the number one wasn't that clear, only due to the last lists we got the number one, first it was another album :D


Let the count-down begin!

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everyone vote my bb frank ocean for album of the year


because sexy




has nice dog




loves radiohead




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thank you



ps kendrick lamar is awesome too

also miguel and azealia banks

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Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (how did this win the Mercury Prize over Jessie Ware? :facepalm:)


It's a beautiful record in my opinion, an average one in a lot of people's, but I've not heard anyone call it terrible. :confused:

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