The Best Albums of 2012!

In this week’s new podcast episode (Episode 128.5), Zach, Danny, and Rob talk about their favorite albums of 2012! If you want to spoil their Top 20 lists for yourself, click to continue reading.

Enjoy comparing your favorites and/or finding some new music!

Danny’s Top 20
20. Purity Ring – Shrines
19. Grimes – Visions
18. Godspeed – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
17. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
16. John Talabot – Fin
15. BADBADNOTGOOD – BBNG2
14. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
13. Beach House – Bloom
12. Daniel Rossen – Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP
11. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
10. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
9. Grizzly Bear – Shields
8. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
7. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
6. Portico Quartet – Portico Quartet
5. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
4. Death Grips – No Love Deep Web
3. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
2. Death Grips – The Money Store
1. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…

Rob’s Top 20
20. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
19. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
18. Grimes – Visions
17. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
16. Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery
15. Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere
14. Clams Casino – Instrumentals Mixtape 2
13. Purity Ring – Shrines
12. TNGHT – TNGHT EP
11. Beach House – Bloom
10. Grizzly Bear – Shields
9. Crystal Castles – III
8. Andrew Bird – Break Yourself
7. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
6. Metz – Metz
5. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
4. Kishi Bashi – 151a
3. Death Grips – The Money Store
2. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
1. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

Zach’s Top 20
20. Grimes – Visions
19. Action Bronson and the Alchemist – Rare Chandeliers
18. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
17. Joey Bada$$ – 1999
16. Evening Hymns – Spectral Dust
15. State Radio – Rabbit Inn Rebellion
14. Bowerbirds – The Clearing
13. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
12. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
11. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
10. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
9. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
8. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
7. Kishi Bashi – 151a
6. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
5. Purity Ring – Shrines
4. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
3. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
2. BADBADNOTGOOD – BBNG2
1. Death Grips – The Money Store

Here’s a list of albums that didn’t make our lists but are still awesome!

Runner-Up Albums of 2012!
Ab Soul – Control System
The Act of Estimating as Worthless – Amongst These Splintered Minds//Leaden Thoughts Sing Softly
Andrew Bird – Hands of Glory
Bahamas – Barchords
Beach House – Bloom
Big K.R.I.T. – Live From the Underground
Burial – Kindred EP
Captain Murphy – Duality
Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Childish Gambino – Royalty
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Danny Brown – The OD EP
Dark Dark Dark – Who Needs Who
Death Grips – NO LOVE DEEP WEB
DIIV – Oshin
The Evens – The Odds
First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer
Julia Holter – Ekstasis
Kids These Days – Traphouse Rock
The Men – Open Your Heart
Milo Greene – Milo Greene
Oberhofer – Time Capsules II
Poolside – Pacific Standard Time
Recondite – On Acid
Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
The Shins – Port of Morrow
Susanne Sundfør – The Silicone Veil
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Trash Talk – 119
Two Gallants – The Bloom and the Blight
The xx – Coexist
Yellow Ostrich – Strange Land
Young Buffalo – Young Buffalo EP


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2 thoughts on “The Best Albums of 2012!

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    mariannna

    January 10, 2013 at 9:22pm

    that Fiona Apple album is so freakin good. props to Danny!

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    Michael J

    January 11, 2013 at 3:47am

    Joey Bada$$ is seriously the best rapper.

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