Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top 15 albums of 2012


15. Crystal Castles – III
14. Xerxes – Our Home Is A Deathbed
13. Code Orange Kids – Love Is Love // Return to Dust
12. Title Fight – Floral Green
11. Xibalba – Hasta La Muerte
10. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
9. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
8. How To Dress Well – Total Loss
7. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
6. Every Time I Die – Ex Lives
5. The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
4. Royal Headache – Royal Headache
3. The xx – Coexist
2. Twin Shadow – Confess
1. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

1 comment:

Ryan said...

15. An ugly album. Admittedly I'm not a big electronic music guy, but this is a raw album.
14. Pure post-hardcore, concise and to the point.
13. Raw and delivering on the sludgy promise of their earlier stuff.
12. Not a huge pop-punk fan these days, but this is the cohesion I want to hear.
11. So heavy that if I listen to it while driving it makes me want to drive off a bridge.
10. Not the perfect album it's hyped up to be, but the highlights far outweigh the filler.
9. A rap album rightfully made a hit by its moral center. Even the skits make sense.
8. Dark, dark, dark.
7. Triumphant and loud, it excises the excess of their first LP.
6. Double bass.
5. Gaslight subtracts some of the Springsteen influence for Tom Petty and blues-rock. All good with me.
4. Lo-fi, yes. But the songs are there, and the vocals do not disappoint. Australian rock without ACDC? Into it.
3. "Clubbier" as promised, but not club music. Still has the unique xx sound. Jamie xx is the best producer in the world right now.
2. Pure 80s pop. I'll admit my bias for such things.
1. Their most savage and concise album since "You Fail Me." Pure power.