Best of 2012 Music List

Every year the same thing happens: a bunch of music comes out and some guy on the internet reviews it. I am that guy. I review music all the live long day. I’ve been working on my blogspot just to pass the time away. With this year, 2012 to be precise, a lot of very truly grand albums came out. I highly recommend nearly all of them. Since I can only pick a handful though I must pare down the choices to the absolute essentials. Because let’s be honest only a few albums per year could be considered perfect. 



I do genuinely enjoy a lot of stuff that didn’t make it onto this list. Every day I listen to a handful of albums meaning I’ve probably digested way more music than is healthy. I’m okay with this fact. No list is ever perfect. Here though I try to give my closest approximation to what I enjoyed given my limited amount of time and limited music budget. 



This is a top forty to celebrate my 39 years on this wonderful sweet old planet. Hope you enjoy some of these treats! 



Albums


1.       Mouse on Mouse – Parastrophics


2.       Madalyn Merkey – Scent 


3.       Human Teenager – Animal Husbandry


4.       Black Dice – Mr. Impossible


5.       Dat Politics – Blitz Gazer


6.      The Widest Smiling Faces - Me and My Ribcage


7.      CS Yeh – Transitions


8.       Global Goon – Plastic Orchestra 


9.      Godspeed you! Black Emperor - ‘allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! 


10.  Hot Chip – In Our Heads


11.  Beach House – Bloom


12.  LA Vampires with Maria Minerva - The Integration LP


13.  Lambchop – Mr. M


14.   Lone – Galaxy Garden 


15.  Lindstrom – Smallhans


16.  Mac DeMarco – 2


17.  Andy Stott – Luxury Problems


18.  Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes


19.  Chris Weisman – Beatleboro


20.   Moritz von Oswald Trio – Fetch 


21.   Ryan Power – I don’t want to die 


22.   Shit and Shine – ‘jream baby ‘jream 


23.  Tame Impala – Lonerism


24.   Tape Loop Orchestra - In A Lonely Place 


25.   Chris Rehm - [i found an] Elephant Ring [andgave it to you]


26.   Derek Piotr – Airing


27.   Giant Claw – Mutant Glamour 


28.   Cousins - The Palm At The End Of The Mind


29.   Kyle Bobby Dunn - Bring Me The Head of KyleBobby Dunn


30.   La Gran Perdida de Energia - La Gran Perdida deEnergia


31.  Paco Sala - Ro-me-ro


32.   Grizzly Bear – Shields


33.   Drainolith – Fighting! 
34.  1991 - High-Tech High-Life 


EPs


1.       Moon Pool & Dead Band – Human Fly
2.       Todd Terje - It’s the Arps EP  
3.       Drab Majesty - Unarian Dances     
4.       Ghost Lake - Late Spring Morning Sunlight EP
5.       Souvenir Driver - Jeanne Moreau E.P. 

Best of 2012 Music List

Every year the same thing happens: a bunch of music comes out and some guy on the internet reviews it. I am that guy. I review music all the live long day. I’ve been working on my blogspot just to pass the time away. With this year, 2012 to be precise, a lot of very truly grand albums came out. I highly recommend nearly all of them. Since I can only pick a handful though I must pare down the choices to the absolute essentials. Because let’s be honest only a few albums per year could be considered perfect. 

I do genuinely enjoy a lot of stuff that didn’t make it onto this list. Every day I listen to a handful of albums meaning I’ve probably digested way more music than is healthy. I’m okay with this fact. No list is ever perfect. Here though I try to give my closest approximation to what I enjoyed given my limited amount of time and limited music budget. 

This is a top forty to celebrate my 39 years on this wonderful sweet old planet. Hope you enjoy some of these treats! 

Albums

7.      CS Yeh – Transitions

9.      Godspeed you! Black Emperor - ‘allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! 

10.  Hot Chip – In Our Heads

11.  Beach House – Bloom

12.  LA Vampires with Maria Minerva - The Integration LP

13.  Lambchop – Mr. M

15.  Lindstrom – Smallhans

16.  Mac DeMarco – 2

17.  Andy Stott – Luxury Problems

18.  Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes

19.  Chris Weisman – Beatleboro

23.  Tame Impala – Lonerism

32.   Grizzly Bear – Shields

33.   Drainolith – Fighting! 

34.  1991 - High-Tech High-Life 

EPs

1.       Moon Pool & Dead Band – Human Fly

2.       Todd Terje - It’s the Arps EP 

3.       Drab Majesty - Unarian Dances    

4.       Ghost Lake - Late Spring Morning Sunlight EP

5.       Souvenir Driver - Jeanne Moreau E.P.