Thursday, December 27, 2012

TK's Top 10 Albums of 2012

I agree with Erik's previous post about 2012 being a rather down year (album-wise) without a stand-out classic record, and I really can't think of 25 albums that I thought were remarkable all the way through and would warrant being included on a list (despite diligently keeping track on a spreadsheet all year long). So, with that in mind, I present the 10 albums that either intrigued me the most or hit the spot in a consistent manner. 

10. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Favorite tracks: Apocalypse Dreams, Why Won't They Talk To Me, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

9. Campfires - Mystery Scapes

Favorite tracks: In Year 90,000, Nine Lives, Red Five and Dime

Stream Mystery Scapes here. 

8. Beach House - Bloom

Favorite tracks: Wild, On The Sea, Irene

7. Magic Trick - Ruler of the Night

Favorite tracks: Invisible at Midnight, Sunny, Same People

6. A.C. Newman - Shut Down the Streets

Favorite tracks: You Could Get Lost Out Here, Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns, There's Money in New Wave

5. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa

Favorite tracks: Reel to Reel, Working Titles, Museum of Flight, Mountains Still Asleep

4. Sonny and the Sunsets - Longtime Companion

Favorite tracks: Dried Blood, Children of the Beehive, Pretend You Love Me, Year of the Cock, Longtime Companion

3. Guided By Voices - The Bears For Lunch

Favorite tracks: Hangover Child, Waving at Airplanes, White Flag, Skin to Skin Combat, She Lives In An Airport

2. Woods - Bend Beyond

Favorite tracks: Cali in a Cup, Is It Honest?, It Ain't Easy, Wind Was the Wine, Lily

1. Foxygen - Take the Kids Off Broadway

Favorite tracks: Abandon My Toys, Make It Known, Teenage Alien Blues, Middle School Dance

Stream Take the Kids Off Broadway here


If you haven't seen Erik's Top 25 list, do yourself a favor and check it out now!

Here's to 2013!

- TK

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