Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mid-2012 Best Albums of the Year

This is a very rough list of the best that I've heard so far this year (noting that I can't slate the new Maximo Park, Mission Of Burma or Poor Luther's Bones until I give them a few more spins). I've listened to roughly 65-70 albums this year, to give this list some perspective.

1. Michael Kiwanuka -- Home Again
2. Cloud Nothings -- Attack On Memory
3. Django Django -- Django Django
4. Killer Mike -- R.A.P. Music
5. Disappears -- Pre-Language
6. Mark Lanegan Band -- Blues Funeral
7. Shearwater -- Animal Joy
8. Dr. John -- Locked Down
9. Torche -- Harmonicraft
10. Gemma Ray -- Island Fire
11. Radar Eyes -- Radar Eyes
12. Saint Etienne -- Words And Music By Saint Etienne
13. Richard Hawley -- Standing At The Sky's Edge
14. El-P -- Cancer4Cure
15. The dB's -- Falling Off The Sky
16. Hollows -- Vulture
17. Georgia Anne Muldrow -- Seeds
18. Cate Le Bon -- Cyrk
19. Nelson Bragg -- We Get What We Want
20. Lee Fields & The Expressions -- Faithful Man

I'm sure there will be a bunch of changes as I discover more, but so far, it's been a really good year for music so far. (NOTE: Other contenders include Chiddy Bang, Ceremony, The Well Wishers, Chuck Prophet, Summer Girlfriends and Death Ships, among others).


David Bash said...

Well, our lists would have two in common, and I'll bet anything you can guess what they are! :-)

best in 2012 said...

somehow we have the same choices too! and I think the first person who commented here got the same as well.