Best Records of 2012

Tame Impala

1. Tame Impala "Lonerism"
2. Grimes "Visions"
3. Leonard Cohen "Old Ideas"
4. Cate Le Bon "CYRK"
5. Alabama Shakes "Boys and Girls"
6. Brian Eno "Lux"
7. Crystal Castles "III"
8. Swans "The Seer"
9. Father John Misty "Fear Fun"
10. Scott Walker "Bish Bosch"

Cate Le Bon

Beach House

11. Beak> ">>" > INTERVIEW
12. Hundred Waters "Hundred Waters"
13. Of Monsters and Men "My Head Is An Animal"
14. Beach House "Bloom"
15. Thee Oh Sees "Putrifiers 2"
16. Bat For Lashes "The Haunted Man"
17. White Fence "Vol 1-2 Family Perfume"
18. Frankie Rose "Interstellar"
19. Chairlift "Something"
20. Purity Ring "Shrines"

Bat For Lashes


White Fence

21. DIIV "Oshin"
22. Sharon Van Etten "Tramp"
23. Melody's Echo Chamber "Melody's Echo Chamber"
24. Dead Can Dance "Anastasis" > INTERVIEW
25. Fiona Apple "The Idler Wheel"
26. School of Seven Bells "Ghostory" > INTERVIEW
27. Niki and The Dove "Instinct"
28. Ringo Deathstarr "Mauve" > INTERVIEW
29. First Aid Kit "The Lion's Roar" > INTERVIEW
30. Brian Jonestown Massacre "Aufheben"

Melody's Echo Chamber

School of Seven Bells

Ringo Deathstarr

First Aid Kit

32. Metz "Metz"
33. Opossum "Electric Hawaii"
34. Dark Dark Dark "Who Needs Who"
35. Ultraista "Ultraista"
36. Richard Hawley "Standing At The Sky's Edge"
37. Tennis "Young and Old"
38. Ty Segall "Slaughterhouse"
39. Patti Smith "Banga"
40. Lower Dens "Nootropics"


Lower Dens

41. Wild Nothing "Nocturne"
42. Stealing Sheep "Into The Diamond Sun"
43. Allah Las "Allah Las"
44. Lana Del Rey "Born To Die"
45. Ty Segall & White Fence "Hair"
46. Grizzly Bear "Shields"
47. Chromatics "Kill For Love"
48. Death Grips "The Money Store"
49. Exitmusic "Passage" > INTERVIEW
50. Oberhofer "Time Capsules II"

Wild Nothing



Honorable mention:

Hallock Hill "The Union / A Hem of Evening"
Mynabirds "Generals"
Magic Wands "Aloha Moon"
Screaming Females "Ugly"
Foxygen "Take The Kids Off Broadway" > INTERVIEW


All photos by Angel Ceballos.