The Best of 2012, part 4- Everything Else

My last installment of the best of the year and last words on 2012 is me sharing what everyone else thought: A few tracks and links to some of the biggest best of lists out there, the best in reissues,  and even a few friend recommended items that I didn’t get to until a little late in the year.

The Critics

Metacritic (compiles all music mags and sites top ten list to create the top albums reviewed)

Best reviewed album of the 2012: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange


Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Song of the Year: Grimes, Oblivion

Rolling Stone

Album of the Year: Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball

Single of the Year: Alabama Shakes, Hold On


Album of the Year: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange


Best Album of 2012: Tame Impala, Lonerism

Best Track of 2012: Palma Violets, Best of Friends


5 albums featured in their Top 50 Albums of the Year:

2 Bears, Be Strong

Paul Banks, Banks

Richard Hawley, Standing At The Sky’s Edge

Grizzly Bear, Shields

Bat For Lashes, The Haunted Man

Favorite Reissues of the Year

Interpol, Turn On The Bright Lights (The Tenth Anniversary Edition)

Sugar, Copper Blue

Ride, Going Blank Again

My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything and Loveless

friends recommended


Dirty Projectors, About To Die

Cloud Nothings, Attack On Memory


Azealia Banks, 1991

Beck, I Only Have Eyes For You (cover)

Prince Rama, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World 

Mac DeMarco,  2


Tame Impala, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Japandroids, The House that Heaven Built

Beach House,  Bloom

Spiritualized, Sweet Heart Sweet Light

mac- (who would like it noted that these stand barring Kevin Shields releasing the new MBV album in the next few days)

Woods, Bend Beyond

Dinosaur Jr, I Bet On Sky

Moon Duo, Circles

…and with that, 2012 is a wrap.


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