Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Favourite albums of 2012

Earlier in the year it seemed like 2012 was going to be a pretty slow one for music. But as it turns out, there were still twenty-three albums that I thoroughly enjoyed and found myself listening to regularly.

Hopefully you've had a chance to check some of them out already, and maybe some of the albums are even included in your favourites from 2012 too. But there may be some that you've overlooked or forgotten about, so I've put together a downloadable compilation mix containing a song from each album.  I've made sure that the mix has a good flow to the song order too, so it's very listenable right out of the box (just be sure to sort it by album in your media player).

Here's the download link:

I've never really been into giving albums a numerical rating or critique; and since I feel differently about each album based on my mood or the circumstance, I'm not even really into giving them a hierarchical order any more. This alphabetical list is simply just all of the albums that I listened to and enjoyed most over the past year... my Favourite Albums of 2012:

Beach House - Bloom
Bear In Heaven - I Love You, It's Cool
Burial - Kindred EP
DIIV - Oshin
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Gaz Coombes - Here Come The Bombs
GOOD Music - Cruel Summer
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
How To Dress Well - Total Loss
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Liars - WIXIW
Loops Of Your Heart - And Never Ending Nights
Memory Tapes - Grace/Confusion
Shearwater - Animal Joy
Stars - The North
Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
Tame Impala - Lonerism
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental Tourist
Twin Shadow - Confess
UltraĆ­sta - s/t
The Walkmen - Heaven
The xx - Coexist