Friday, June 29, 2012

Best Albums of 2012 (so far)

With the first six months about to draw to a close, it's time to consider the best records of the year so far.  Don't worry, I've done the legwork.  I've even included links to my review of each album.  You're welcome.

Here are my top 50 albums of 2012 to date:
50 Rococode- Guns, Sex & Glory
49 Sills & Smith- No Way In, No Way Out
Sills & Smith
48 Grant Tilly- The World Keeps Passing By
47 Islands- A Sleep & A Forgetting
46 Grace Potter & the Nocturnals- The Lion The Beast The Beat
45 Best Coast- The Only Place
44 Emily Wells- Mama
43 Hot Chip- In Our Heads 
42 PS I Love You- Death Dreams
41 Joel Plaskett Emergency- Scrappy Happiness
40 Magnetic Fields- Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
39 Mornin' Old Sport- Mornin' Old Sport
38 Band Of Skulls- Sweet Sour
37 Iconoclast- Are We Dying
36 Ben Kweller- Go Fly A Kite
35 Lucero- Women & Work 
34 Danielle Duval- Of The Valley
33 Kelly Hogan- I Like To Keep Myself In Pain 
32 catl.- Soon This Will All Be Gone
31 Anna Ternheim- The Night Visitor
30 El-P- Cancer for Cure

Cadence Weapon
29 Sleigh Bells- Reign of Terror
28 Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Americana 
27 Cadence Weapon- Hope In Dirt City 
26 The Royal Crowns- Volume Three
25 Guided By Voices- Class Clown Spots a UFO 
24 Great Lake Swimmers- New Wild Everywhere
23 Yukon Blonde- Tiger Talk 
22 Grimes- Visions
21 Dirty Ghosts- Metal Moon 
20 Leonard Cohen- Old Ideas
19 The Creepy Crawlies- Get Buried!
18 Eight And A Half- Eight And A Half 
17 Hands & Teeth- Hunting Season 
16 The Wedding Present- Valentina
15 The Racoon Wedding- Onondaga
14 Red Moon Road- Red Moon Road
13 Zeus- Busting Visions 
Hill & the Sky Heroes
12 Cookie Duster- When Flying Is Easy 
11 Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros- Here
10 First Aid Kit- The Lion's Roar 
9 Emma-Lee- Backseat Heroine
8 Japandroids- Celebration Rock 
7 Actual Water- The Paisley Orchard
6 Boxer The Horse- French Residency
5 Wordburglar- 3rdburglar 
4 Andre Williams & The Sadies- Night & Day
3 Said The Whale- Little Mountain
2 The Strumbellas- My Father and The Hunter
1 Hill & the Sky Heroes- 11:11

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