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THEIR LIST: Best of 2012, So Far

Based on experience, it is quite a task catching up with all the records coming out. It is a hit-or-miss as we scour through these releases and find the gems of which blogs adorn with high-praises as Best New Music or Best New Album, whatever they call it. Thinking of great amount of time listening to each hottest record of the moment, the potentiality of -not-my-things always prevails when it comes to really getting the music we like.

Last year I came up with this idea of making an aggregated list of all the lists published by numerous blogs all over the Internet with some of my favorite reads added in. Out of intention of creating a one paged-entry that sums up their choices, I hope a reader can make out the standouts by “leafing” through this list. Few weeks late but still a one-year old tradition is up!

RCRD LBL: 2012 Halftime by Carter Maness

Beach House – Bloom
Lee Hazlewood – LIH Years (Reissue)
The Walkmen – Heaven
Mount Eerie – Clear Moon
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

THE LINE OF BEST FIT: Favorite Albums of 2012 So Far (This particular list is really messy and random. It was hard choosing the best five out of it. So I opted to get the first five out the two part entries LOBF has published.)

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
Errors – Have Some Faith In Magic
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
Sharon van Etten – Tramp

MUSIC FOR KIDS WHO CAN’T READ: Best Album of 2012 So Far (First five, too.)

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
Hospitality – Hospitality
Shearwater – Animal Joy
Grimes – Visions
Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself

MIND EQUALS BLOWN: Top Albums of 2012 (So Far)

John Mayer – Born And Raised
Gojira – L’enfant Sauvage
Cherri Bomb – This Is The End Of Control
No Trigger – Tycoon
Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions

STEREOGUM: from Top 25 Albums of the Year

1. Cloud Nothings- Attack on Memory
2. The Walkmen- Heaven
3. Chairlift- Something
4. Japandroids- Celebration
5. Beach House- Bloom

BANDCAMP HUNTER: Other Bandcamp favourites from the first half of 2012

Secret Mountains- Winter Sessions
New Myths- New Myths EP
Gunn-Truscinski Duo- Ocean Parkway
eyes, wings and many other things- Napalm Beach
Lower Plenty- Hard Rubbish

Spin’s Top Albums of 2012

1. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
2. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
3. Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe
4. Torche – Harmonicraft
5. The Men – Open Your Heart

SPECTRUM CULTURE: Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)

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
Beach House – Bloom
Big Bang — Still Alive
Jherek Bischoff – Composed
Chromatics – Kill for Love

THE QUIETUS: Quietus Albums of the Year So Far

1. Carter Tutti Void – Transverse
2. VCMG – SSSS
3. Liars – WIXIW
4. The Congos, Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras – Icon Give Thank
5. Vatican Shadow – Kneel Before Religious Icons

CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND: Top Albums of 2012

1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
2. The Henry Clay People – Twenty-Five For The Rest of Our Lives
3. 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
4. Liars – WIXIW
5. Japandroids – Celebration Rock

PASTE MAGAZINE: The Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)

1. John K. Samson- Provincial
2. Leonard Cohen- Old Ideas
3. Howler- American Give Up
4. Rufus wainwright- Out of the Game
5. Father John Misty- Fear Fun

NIALLER 9: Albulms of 2012 so far…

1. Grimes- Visions
2. Chromatics- Kill For Love
3. Kindness- World, You Need A Change of Mind
4. EL-P- Cancer For Cure
5. Chairlift- Something

THE MUSIC: Best Albums of 2012… So Far

1. The Hives- Lex Hives
2. Grimes- Visions
3. Hunx- Hairdresser Blues
4. Pond – Beard, Wives, Denim
5. Polica – Give You The Ghost

THE WILD HONEY PIE: Top Fifteen Albums of 2012 (so far)
1. Kishi Bashi – 151a
2. Alt-J – ∆n ∆wesome W∆ve
3. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
4. EXITMUSIC – Passage
5. Capybara – Dave Drusky

DUMMY: The Best 20 Albums pf 2012 So Far

1. Laurel Halo- Quarantine
2. Actress- R.I.P
3. Jam City- Classical Curves
4. The Invisible- Rispah
5. Spaceghostpurrp- Mysterious Phonk

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNKNOWN: The 11 Best Albums of 2012… so far

1. The Big Pink – Future This
2. Jack White – Blunderbuss
3. Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
4. Silversun Pickups – Neck of the Woods
5. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

UPROXX: The 10 Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)

1. Beach House- Bloom
2. Cloud Nothings- Attack on Memory
3. Japandroids- Celebration Rock
4. Killer Mike- R.A.P. Music
5. Ty Segall Band- Slaughterhouse

MODERN VINYl (The D-Side): Best of 2012 (So Far)

1. Conveyor — Conveyor
2. Fun. — Some Nights
3. Vacationer — Gone
4. The Forecast — Everybody Left
5. Right Away, Great Captain!

RESONANT PASSAGE: Top 10 Albums of 2012 (So Far)

1. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
2. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
3. 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
4. Twin Shadow – Confess
5. Jack White – Blunderbuss

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