Top albums of 2012: Longlist

I’ll pick out a few of my favourite albums from this year soon. Including EPs, 7″s, etc., these are the ones I got to know. What did you enjoy most?

Aimee Mann – Charmer
Air – Le Voyage dans la Lune
Allo Darlin’ – Europe
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Anaïs Mitchell – Young Man in America
Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
Animal Collective – Honeycomb / Gotham
Animal Collective – Transverse Temporal Gyrus
Anna Meredith – Black Prince Fury EP
The Antlers – Undersea
Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
Barry Adamson – I Will Set You Free
Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
Battles – Dross Glop
Beach House – Bloom
BEAK> – >>
Bellowhead – Broadside
Ben Folds Five – The Sound of the Life of the Mind
Beth Jeans Houghton – Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose
Björk – Bastards
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Cobra Juicy
Blawan – Long Distance Open Water Worker
Bloc Party – Four
Bob Hund – Låter Som Miljarder
Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man in the Universe
Bon Iver – Live at AIR Studios
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Hummingbird EP
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Now Here’s My Plan EP
Brian Eno – Lux
Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
Buke and Gase – Function Falls EP
Burial – Kindred EP
Caetano Veloso and David Byrne – Live at Carnegie Hall
Cat Power – Sun
Cate Le Bon – Cyrk
Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
Craig Finn – Clear Heart Full Eyes
Daedelus – Looking Ocean EP
Dan Deacon – America
Daniel Rossen – Silent Hour/Golden Mile
The Daredevil Christopher Wright – The Nature of Things
David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
Death Grips – The Money Store
Deerhoof – Breakup Song
Deerhoof/of Montreal – Split 7”
Dent May – Do Things
dEUS – Following Sea
DIIV – Oshin
Dirty Projectors – About To Die EP
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
Dirty Three – Toward the Low Sun
Disclosure – The Face EP
Django Django – Django Django
Efterklang – Piramida
Elbow – Dead in the Boot
Elvis Costello – The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook
Euros Childs – Summer Special
Eyvind Kang – The Narrow Garden
Field Music – Plumb
Field Music – Field Music Play…..
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
The Flaming Lips – The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
The Flashbulb – Opus at the End of Everything
The Flashbulb – Hardscrabble
Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
Four Tet – Pink
Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
Frida Hyvönen – To the Soul
Future of the Left – The Plot Against Common Sense
The Futureheads – Rant
Gaz Coombes – Here Come the Bombs
Gemma Ray – Island Fire
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Gonjasufi – MU.ZZ.LE
Gout Pony – A Family Gouting
Grimes – Visions
Grizzly Bear – Shields
Grouper – Violet Replacement Part I
Grouper – Violet Replacement Part II
Guillemots – Hello Land!
Guided By Voices – Class Clown Spots a UFO
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
Jack White – Blunderbuss
James Blackshaw – Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t
Jesca Hoop – The House That Jack Built
Jherek Bischoff – Composed
Jim Noir – Jimmy’s Show
Jim O’Rourke – Old News #7
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Copenhagen Dreams OST
John Zorn – Templars: In Sacred Blood
Jonny Greenwood – The Master OST
Kylie Minogue – The Abbey Road Sessions
Lau – Race the Loser
Lau vs. Adem – Ghosts EP
Liars – WIXIW
Library Tapes – Sun Peeking Through
Lightning Bolt – Oblivion Hunter
M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion
Maps and Atlases – Beware and Be Grateful
Martha Wainwright – Come Home To Mama
Menomena – Moms
Micachu and the Shapes – Never
Mount Eerie – Clear Moon
Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar
The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
Múm – Early Birds
The Music Tapes – Mary’s Voice
Neal Morgan – In The Yard
Nico Muhly – Drones & Piano
Nico Muhly – Drones & Viola
Niki & the Dove – Instinct
Of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks
Ombre – Believe You Me
Orbital – Wonky
Patti Smith – Banga
Krzysztof Penderecki & Jonny Greenwood – Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, etc.
Pepe Deluxé – Queen of the Wave
Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
Peter Broderick –
Portico Quartet – Portico Quartet
Purity Ring – Shrines
Quakers – Quakers
Race Horses – Furniture
Regina Spektor – What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
Rocket Juice & the Moon – Rocket Juice & the Moon
Roller Trio – Roller Trio
Rufus Wainwright – Out of the Game
s / s / s – Beak & Claw
Sam Lee – Ground of its Own
Santigold – Master of My Make Believe
Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
Sébastien Tellier – My God is Blue
Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
Shearwater – Animal Joy
The Shins – Port of Morrow
Sigur Rós – Valtari
Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
SoKo – I Thought I Was an Alien
Sophia Knapp – Into the Waves
Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Squarepusher – Ufabulum
St. Vincent – Krokodil
Stealing Sheep – Into the Diamond Sun
Sufjan Stevens – Silver and Gold
Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Crown and Treaty
The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Three Trapped Tigers – Numbers 1-13
Trembling Bells & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The Marble Downs
Trimbal ft. James Blake – Confidence Boost
Twin Shadow – Confess
The Unthanks – Diversions Vol. 2: With Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band
The Very Best – MTMTMK
The Wave Pictures – Long Black Cars
White Rabbits – Milk Famous
The White Stripes – Live on Bastille Day 1997
Woods – Bend Beyond
Woods/Amps for Christ – Woods/Amps for Christ
Xiu Xiu – Always
The xx – Coexist
Yeasayer – Fragrant World

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