Oh 12. You were good to me.

We’ve not counted these up but these are the albums of 2012 that we are very pleased will be going to go forward with us into 2013. In no particular order but Chromatics was best, wasnt it? It was tho, right? And all the little extra bits from them made that all the more obvious. They are on a roll.

Baroness Yellow/Green
Rock music (remember?) done very well

Cat Power Sun
1st time I’ve connected with Chan

Chromatics Kill For Love
My fave really

Dexys One Day I’m Going To Soar
So fucking great it hurts

DIIV Oshin
Old skool indie tunes with a touch of kraut

Petar Dundov Ideas From The Pond
Kraftwerky trance

Goat World Music
Deranged Swedish Psych

Larry Gus Silent Congos
Weird BombSquad antics on DFA

Julia Holter Ekstasis

Levek Look A little Closer
The Free Association tackled by Air

Lindstrom Six Cups Of Rebel

Graceful, dark and weird.

Lotus Plaza Spooky Action At A Distance
DIIV’s cousin, tight, looping indie rock

Melody’s Echo Chamber Melody’s Echo Chamber
A weirdly great pop record

Memory Tapes Grace/Confusion
Deeply trippy prog disco pop

Metz Metz
Fast and fun and loud and great

Niki & The Dove Instincts
Pop hits allll over

NZCA/Lines NZCA/Lines

Lana Del Rey Born To Die
Earworms all. I love this record.

Santigold Master Of Make Believe
Love this, minus the MIAisms

The Shins Port Of Morrow
So shit live but such great tunes

Andy Stott Luxury Problems
Took me a bit of time but this is great

Swans The Seer
Rock writ big and very empthaically

Jon Talabot fIN

Tame Impala Lonerism
Not definitive but definitely very good

Jack White Blunderbuss
Gig of the year. So good.

Bobby Womack The Bravest Man In The Universe

Zelionople The Fire…
Last thing at night, very Mark Hollis

Various Electro Diskow
Mixmag’s 80s comp. badass.