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05 Jan 13

favouritest albums of 2012

i realized recently that podcasts have really limited my music listening during my commute, but i still found the time to squeeze in a ton of new music this year.

here are the best new albums i listened to in 2012 (although i’m sure a couple of 2011 releases slipped through the cracks):


  1. mike o’neill – wild lines*
  2. del bel – oneiric*
  3. japandroids – celebration rock*
  4. divine fits – a thing called divine fits*
  5. metz – metz*
  6. menomena – moms
  7. camouflage nights – camouflage nights*
  8. chrome and the ice queen – diane*
  9. alabama shakes – boys & girls
  10. papermaps – inferior ghost*
  11. zeus – busting visions*
  12. luke lalonde – rhythymnals*
  13. ps i love you – death dreams*
  14. joel plaskett emergency – scrappy happiness*
  15. army girls – army girls*
  16. ac newman – shut down the streets*
  17. cuff the duke – union*
  18. the xx – coexist
  19. stars – the north*
  20. the shins – port of morrow
  21. black keys – el camino
  22. cousin – cousin*
  23. medallions – medallions*
  24. white rabbits – milk famous
  25. islands – a sleep & a forgetting*

*=canadian-ish release

i listened to mike o’neill’s album far more than anything else this year. if you haven’t heard it, you really should check it out.

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Function: noun
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Date: 1883

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