best of 2012: top 25 albums


And we’ve finally hit the end of our Best of 2012 series!  Hope you enjoyed all our posts so far!

Honorable Mentions:

Allah-Las – Allah-Las [Innovative Leisure]
Buxton – Nothing Here Seems Strange [New West]
Hospitality – Hospitality [Merge]
The Men – Open Your Heart [Sacred Bones]
Take By Tress – Other Worlds [Secretly Canadian]

25. WoodsBend Beyond [Woodsist]


24. DIIVOshin [Captured Tracks]

diiv oshin

23. El Perro Del MarPale Fire [Control Group]

pale fire

22. MemoryhouseThe Slideshow Effect [Sub Pop]


21. Wild NothingNocturne [Captured Tracks]

wild nothing nocturne

20. Jessie WareDevotion [PMR]


19. Frankie RoseIntersteller [Slumberland]


18. The BabiesOur House On The Hill [Woodsist]


17. Tame ImpalaLonerism [Modular]

tame impala

16. Bat For LashesThe Haunted Man [Parlophone]

bat for lashes haunted cover

15. THEESatisfactionaWe naturalE [Sub Pop]


14. Eternal SummersCorrect Behavior [Kanine]

eternal summers album

13. Niki and the DoveInstinct [Sub Pop]

niki & the dove

12. Lower DensNootropics [Ribbon Music]


11. Deep TimeDeep Time [Hardly Art]

deep time cover

10. The xx Coexist [Young Turks]

xx coexist

9. GrimesVisions [4AD]

grimes visions

8. The OrwellsRemember When [Autumn Tone]


7. DeerhoofBreakup Song [Polyvinyl]


6. JapandroidsCelebration Rock [Polyvinyl]

japandroids celebration rock

5. ChromaticsKill For Love [Italians Do It Better]


4. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory [Carpark]

cloud nothings

3. Beach HouseBloom [Sub Pop]

beach house bloom

2. Kishi Bashi151a [Joyful Noise]

kishi bashi 151a

1. Purity RingShrines [4AD]

purity ring shrines

  1. dlee said:

    Good list. When I finally get around to writing my list (on Christmas Day, probably), a good half-dozen or more of yours will also be on my list.

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