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  • Top 80 albums for 2012.

    3 Ene 2013, 14:34

    Check out my top 20 albums for the years 2007-2010 and my top 60 albums of 2011.

    Excludes all EPs.

    80. Never by Micachu (Rough Trade)
    79. The North by Stars (ATO/Soft Revolution)
    78. Centipede Hz by Animal Collective (Domino)
    77. Django Django by Django Django (Ribbon Music/Because)
    76. Maraqopa by Damien Jurado (Secretly Canadian)
    75. Cut the World by Antony & The Johnsons (Secretly Canadian)
    74. (III) by Crystal Castles (Fiction/Casablanca/Universal Republic)
    73. Coexist It by The xx (Young Turks)
    72. Sun by Cat Power (Matador)
    71. Trouble by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (Casablanca)

    70. Observator by The Raveonettes (Vice)
    69. Electric Hawaii by Opossom (Fire)
    68. Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs by Chelsea Wolfe (Sargent House)
    67. Port of Morrow by The Shins (Columbia)
    66. Visions by Grimes (4AD/Arbatus)
    65. Family by Cast of Cheers (Schoolboy Error)
    64. Boys & Girls by Alabama Shakes (ATO)
    63. Held by Holy Other (Tri Angle)
    62. Have Some Faith in Magic It by Errors (Rock Action)
    61. Shrines by Purity Ring (4AD)

    60. Fragrant World by Yeasayer (Secretly Canadian)
    59. The Clearing by Bowerbirds (Dead Oceans)
    58. Ekstasis by Julia Holter (Rvng Intl.)
    57. LP by d'Eon (Hippos in Tanks)
    56. Other Worlds by Taken by Trees (Secretly Canadian)
    55. Mixed Emotions by Tanlines (True Panther)
    54. Wonky by Orbital (ACP)
    53. Diver by Lemonade (True Panther)
    52. I Bet on Sky by Dinosaur Jr. (Jagjaguwar)
    51. Put Your Back N 2 It by Perfume Genius (Matador)

    50. Choreography by Weird Dreams (Tough Love)
    49. Animator by The Luyas (Dead Oceans)
    48. Passage by Exitmusic (Secretly Canadian)
    47. I Know What Love Isn't by Jens Lekman (Secretly Canadian)
    46. 2 by Mac de Marco (Captured Tracks)
    45. Mr. M by Lambchop (Merge/City Slang)
    44. Strange Weekend by Porcelain Raft (Secretly Canadian)
    43. A Thing Called Divine Fits by Divine Fits (Merge)
    42. Interstellar by Frankie Rose (Slumberland)
    41. Confess by Twin Shadow (4AD)

    40. Celebration Rock by Japandroids (Polyvinyl)
    39. Young Man in America by Anais Mitchell (Wilderland/Thirty Tigers)
    38. Words and Music by Saint Etienne by Saint Etienne (Universal)
    37. Fear Fun by Father John Misty (Sub Pop)
    36. Devotion by Jessie Ware (PMR)
    35. Nootropics by Lower Dens (Ribbon Music)
    34. Local Business by Titus Andronicus (XL)
    33. Until The Quiet Comes by Flying Lotus (Warp)
    32. Give You the Ghost by Polica (Totally Gross National Product)
    31. Plumb by Field Music (Memphis Industries)

    30. Soft Fall by Sun Airway (Dead Oceans)
    29. Twins by Ty Segall (Drag City)
    28. Love This Giant by David Byrne & St. Vincent (4AD)
    27. Total Loss by How to Dress Well (Weird World/Acephale)
    26. The Idler Wheel by Fiona Apple (Epic)
    25. Allluejah! Don't Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Constellation)
    24. Haunted Man by Bat for Lashes (Parlophone)
    23. Mature Themes by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (4AD)
    22. Holiday by Port St. Willow (self-released)
    21. Something by Chairlift (Columbia)

    20. Sweet Heart Sweet LIght by Spiritualized (Fat Possum)
    19. I Love You, It's Cool by Bear in Heaven (Dead Oceans/Hometapes)
    18. Gossamer by Passion Pit (Columbus)
    17. Heaven by The Walkmen (Fat Possum/Bella Union)
    16. Cobra Juicy by Black Moth Super Rainbow (Rad Cult)
    15. Moms by Menomena (Barsuk)
    14. WIXIW by Liars (Mute)
    13. Spooky Action at a Distance by Lotus Plaza (Kranky)
    12. Tramp by Sharon van Etten (Jagjaguwar)
    11. Bloom by Beach House (Sub Pop)

    10. An Awesome Wave by Alt-J (Canvasback)
    9. Attack on Memory by Cloud Nothings (Carpark)
    8. Swing Lo Magellan by The Dirty Projectors (Domino)
    7. Kill For Love by Chromatics (Italians Do It Better)
    6. Clear Moon by Mount Eerie (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
    5. Nocturne by Wild Nothing (Captured Tracks)
    4. Lonerism by Tame Impala (Modular)
    3. channel ORANGE by Frank Ocean (Def Jam)
    2. Break It Yourself by Andrew Bird (Bella Union/Mom & Pop)
    1. Shields by Grizzly Bear (Warp)
  • Top 60 albums of 2011.

    6 Ene 2012, 16:21

    Go to my top 20 albums for the years 2007-2010 or my top 80 albums of 2012.

    60. The Big Roar by The Joy Formidable (Atlantic/Canvasback)
    59. The Rip Tide by Beirut (Pompeii)
    58. The Whole Love by Wilco (dBpm)
    57. SBTRKT by SBTRKT (Young Turks)
    56. D by White Denim (Downtown)
    55. Outside by Tapes ’n Tapes (lbid)
    54. Tamer Animals by Other Lives (TBD)
    53. Prisoner by The Jezabels (self-released)
    52. Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics by Ducktails (Woodsist)
    51. Black Up by Shabazz Palaces (Sub Pop)

    50. Radiant Door by Crystal Stilts (Sacred Bones)
    49. Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT by Akron Family (Dead Oceans)
    48. Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li (Atlantic)
    47. David Comes To Life by Fucked Up (Matador)
    46. No Color by The Dodos (Frenchkiss)
    45. Native Speaker by Braids (Kanine)
    44. Route One or Die by Three Trapped Tigers (Blood and Biscuits)
    43. Divine Providence by Deer Tick (Partisan)
    42. The King is Dead by The Decemberists (Rough Trade/Capitol)
    41. El Camino by The Black Keys (Nonesuch Records)

    40. Conatus by Zola Jesus (Sacred Bones)
    39. Within and Without by Washed Out (Sub Pop)
    38. Hello Sadness by Los Campesinos! (Arts & Crafts/Wichita)
    37. Past Life Martyred Saints by EMA (Souterrain Transmissions)
    36. Feel It Break by Austra (Domino)
    35. James Blake by James Blake (A&M/Atlas)
    34. Themes For An Imaginary Film by Symmetry (Italians Do It Better)
    33. A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club (Island/Universal)
    32. Unknown Mortal Orchestra by Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Fat Possum/True Panther)
    31. Replica by Oneohtrix Point Never (Mexican Summer/Software)

    30. Era Extraña by Neon Indian (Mom & Pop/Static Tongues)
    29. Watch the Throne by Jay-Z and Kanye West (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam/Roc Nation)
    28. Parallax by Atlas Sound (4AD)
    27. Eye Contact by Gang Gang Dance (4AD)
    26. Go Tell Fire To The Mountain by WU LYF (L Y F)
    25. The Year of Hibernation by Youth Lagoon (Fat Possum)
    24. Days by Real Estate (Domino)
    23. DMonkeytown by Modeselektor (Monkeytown)
    22. The King of Limbs by Radiohead (XL)
    21. Zonoscope by Cut Copy (Modular)

    20. 50 Words for Snow by Kate Bush (Anti-/Fish People)
    19. Yuck by Yuck (Fat Possum)
    18. Lenses Alien by Cymbals Eat Guitar (Barsuk/Memphis Industries)
    17. Pala by Friendly Fires (XL)
    16. Father, Son, Holy Ghost by Girls (Matador/True Panther)
    15. Strange Mercy by St. Vincent (4AD)
    14. Underneath the Pine by Toro y Moi (Carpark)
    13. w h o k i l l by tUnE-yArDs (4AD)
    12. House of Balloons by The Weeknd (self-released)
    11. Slave Ambient by The War on Drugs (Secretly Canadian)

    10. Let England Shake by PJ Harvey (Island)
    9. In Heaven by Twin Sister (Domino)
    8. Tomboy by Panda Bear (Paw Tracks)
    7. Smoke Ring for my Halo by Kurt Vile (Matador)
    6. Bon Iver by Bon Iver (4AD)
    5. Ravedeath, 1972 by Tim Hecker (Kranky)
    4. Burst Apart by The Antlers (Frenchkiss)
    3. Kaputt by Destroyer (Merge)
    2. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop)
    1. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming by M83 (Mute)
  • Top 20 albums for years 2007-2010.

    8 Dic 2010, 12:23

    Click here for my top 60 albums of 2011 or or my top 80 albums of 2012.

    2010
    1. Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter
    2. Suburbs by Arcade Fire
    3. Gemini by Wild Nothing
    4. Mines by Menomena
    5. Hidden by These New Puritans
    6. Twin-Hand Movement by Lower Dens
    7. The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens
    8. Before Today by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
    9. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
    10. Forget by Twin Shadow
    11. Epic by Sharon van Etten
    12. Contra by Vampire Weekend
    13. High Violet by The National
    14. Teen Dream by Beach House
    15. The Monitor by Titus Andronicus
    16. Not Music by Stereolab
    17. The Mistress by Yellow Ostrich
    18. Dark Storm by The Jezabels
    19. Swim by Caribou
    20. Unicorn by CHEW LiPS

    2009
    1. Gorilla Manor by Local Natives
    2. Ambivalence Avenue by Bibio
    3. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
    4. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
    5. Beast Rest Forth Mouth by Bear in Heaven
    6. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
    7. Eyelid Movies by Phantogram
    8. Hospice by The Antlers
    9. A Balloon Called Moaning by The Joy Formidable
    11. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
    12. Why There Are Mountains by Cymbals Eat Guitars
    13. Fits by White Denim
    14. Post-Nothing by Japandroids
    15. No More Stories Are Told Today... by Mew
    16. Wavvves by Wavves
    17. I'm Going Away by The Fiery Furnaces
    18. Farm by Dinosaur Jr.
    19. Junior by Röyksopp
    20. Jewellery by Micachu and the Shapes

    2008
    1. In Ghost Colours by Cut Copy
    2. Saturdays = Youth by M83
    3. Beat Pyramid by These New Puritans
    4. Friendly Fires by Friendly Fires
    5. Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weekend
    6. Alopecia by Why?
    7. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
    8. Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. by Deerhunter
    9. Constant Hitmaker by Kurt Vile
    10. Antidotes by Foals
    11. Sun Giant EP/Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
    12. Devotion by Beach House
    13. Alpinisms by School of Seven Bells
    14. The Airing of Grievances by Titus Andronicus
    15. You & Me by The Walkmen
    16. Youth Novels by Lykke Li
    17. Wagonwheel Blues by The War on Drugs
    18. Visiter by The Dodos
    19. Hercules and Love Affair by Hercules and Love Affair
    20. Fantasy Black Channel by Late of the Pier

    2007
    1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
    2. Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? by Of Montreal
    3. Boxer by The National
    4. Night Drive by Chromatics
    5. Odd Hour Cymbals by Yeasayer
    6. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
    7. † by Justice
    8. New Moon by Elliott Smith
    9. Graduation by Kanye West
    10. Walls by Apparat
    11. Liars by Liars
    12. Friend And Foe by Menomena
    13. Marry Me by St. Vincent
    14. Mirrored by Battles
    15. Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
    16. Cryptograms by Deerhunter
    17. Distortion by The Magnetic Fields
    18. Planet of Ice by Minus the Bear
    19. Is Is by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    20. Cease to Begin by Band of Horses

    Top Albums of All-Time
    (in no order & excluding any releases from the past decade)
    Heaven or Las Vegas by The Cocteau Twins
    Kid A by Radiohead
    Meat is Murder by The Smiths
    XO by Elliott Smith
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
    Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
    Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
    The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
    A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
    Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
    Wish by The Cure
    Dummy by Portishead