FAVORITES OF 2012

I don’t know about y’all, but 2012 seemed pretty much on point as far as releases go. Anyway, here they are, my favorite albums, EPs & singles from 2012. Click on the album covers for more info & check out my super cool 8tracks mix of favorite tracks from each.

Please feel free to share your favorites of 2012 in the comments below.
See y’all in 2013. Later dudes.

01
Lotus Plaza
Spooky at a Distance 
Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action At A Distance

02
Hundred Visions
Permanent Basement
Hundred Visions - Permanent Basement

03
TV TORSO
Clear Lake Strangler EP
TV Torso - Clear Lake Strangler

04
Sharon Van Etten
Tramp
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

05
The Babies
Our House on the Hill
The Babies - Our House On The Hill

06
Tame Impala
Lonerism
Tame Impala - Lonerism

07
Grizzly Bear
Shields
Grizzly Bear - Shields

08
Nude Beach
II
Nude Beach - II

09
Eternal Summers
Correct Behavior
Eternal Summers - Correct Behavior


10
Indoor Voices
Indoor Voices
Indoor Voices - Indoor Voices

11
King Tuff
King Tuff
King Tuff - King Tuff

12
Melody’s Echo Chamber
Melody’s Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber

13
DIIV
Oshin
DIIV - Oshin

14
Gentleman Jesse
Leaving Atlanta
Gentleman Jesse - Leaving Atlanta

15
Soft Continent
Bright Sounds From Hapless Times
Soft Continent - Bright Sounds From Hapless Times

16
Memoryhouse
The Slideshow Effect
Memory House - The Slideshow Effect

17
Beach House
Bloom
Beach House - Bloom

18
Swearin’
Swearin’
Swearin - Swearin

19
Emily Wells
Mama
Emily Wells - Mama

20
Dum Dum Girls
End of Daze
Dum Dum Girls - End Of Daze

21
Black Books
Like You Best
Black Books - Like You Best

22
Wild Nothing
Nocturne
Wild Nothing - Nocturne

23
Dent May
Do Things
Dent May - Do Things

24
Pond
Beard, Wives, Denim
Pond - Beard Wives Denim

25
Frankie Rose
Interstellar
Frankie Rose - Interstellar

26
Murals
On A Passing Cloud
Murals - On A Passing Cloud

27
Lower Dens
Nootropics
Lower Dens - Nootropics

28
The Answer Page
Featureless Beast
The Answer Page - Featureless Beast

29
Deep Time
Deep Time
Deep Time - Deep Time

30
The Super Vacations
Heater Pt. II
The Super Vacations - Heater Pt. II

31
Sun Airway
Soft Fall
Sun Airway - Soft Fall

And now a list of my favorite songs. I could seriously have about 100 songs on this list, but that might be a bit too much. This is a list of 20 songs that I instantly hit repeat when I heard them the first time. These are songs that got in my head and just wouldn’t leave.

1. Weed/Foxes in Fiction – Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)

2. Sprawl II: Mountains Beyond Mountains – Arcade Fire

3. Hope Child – Free Energy

4. Heart To Tell – The Love Language

5. All Yr Songs – Diamond Rings

6. Carolina – Girls

7. Infinity Guitars – Sleigh Bells

8. Mason Jar – Morning Benders

9. It Gets Your Body Moving – Suckers

10. Who Knows Who Cares – Local Natives

11. Waterfall – The Fresh and The Onlys

12. Anchorage – Surfer Blood

13. Down By The Water – The Drums

14. Meet the Frownies – Twin Sister

15. Waiting on You – Sun Airway

16. Marathon – Tennis

17. Castles in the Snow – Twin Shadow

18. Moonville Tunnel – Mutual Benefit

19. To Old Friends and New – Titus Andronicus

20. It’s Not Meant to Be – Tame Impala

Up next, Internet Famous. You’ll have to stay tuned to see what that’s all about.

This is an alphabetical list (by band) of 40 albums that basically live in my headphones. I couldn’t get enough of these when they were first released and I still can’t get enough.

Crush – Abe Vigoda

The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Before Today – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Teen Dream – Beach House

Magic Central – Breathe Owl Breathe

Black Teeth and Golden Tongues – Burnt Ones

Sleep Forever - Crocodiles

Halcyon Digest – Deerhunter

Silver – Eternal Summers

Stuck on Nothing – Free Energy

Play it Strange – The Fresh and The Onlys

Relayted – Gayngs

All Day – Girl Talk

Hippies – Harlem

That’s How We Burn – Jaill

Mare – Julian Lynch

This is Happening – LCD Soundsystem

Root to Ruin – Les Savy Fav

Gorilla Manor – Local Natives

Libraries – The Love Language

Memphis – Magic Kids

Nothing Hurts – Male Bonding

FORTRESS – Miniature Tigers

Big Echo – The Morning Benders

Oryx + Crake – Oryx + Crake

One of Us – Pomegrantes

Clinging to a Scheme – The Radio Dept.

Prism Eyes – Reading Rainbow

Treats – Sleigh Bells

Let It Sway – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Wild Smile – Suckers

Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier - Sun Airway

Astro Coast – Surfer Blood

Innerspeaker – Tame Impala

The Monitor – Titus Andronicus

Forget – Twin Shadow

Contra – Vampire Weekend

King of the Beach - Wavves

Sand & Lines – Venice Is Sinking

Gemini – Wild Nothing

This list is part one of my four-part post regarding my favorite music of 2010. Stay tuned for my list of favorite 7″, 10″, and 12″ EPs and singles of 2010.