07 Jan, 2013

Top 100 Albums of 2012

Here are Radio 1190′s top 100 albums of the year 2012! Spanning the best of indie rock, rap, folk, electronic, unusual holiday songs, and all the fun, less-easily-describable stuff in between, we think that all of the following albums deserve a chance from your ears.

  1. Death Grips — The Money Store (Epic)
  2. Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path (Captured Tracks)
  3. Tame Impala — Lonerism (Modular Recordings)
  4. Mac DeMarco – 2 (Captured Tracks)
  5. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse (In The Red)
  6. Lambchop – Mr. M (Merge/City Slang)
  7. Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
  8. Matthew E. White – Big Inner (Hometapes/Spacebomb)
  9. Rhye – Woman (Loma Vista)
  10. Liars – WIXIW (Mute)
  11. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music (Williams Street)
  12. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)
  13. Swans – The Seer (Young God)
  14. Toy – Toy (Smalltown Supersound)
  15. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes (Warp)
  16. Invisible Things – Home IS the Sun (Porter Records)
  17. Dan Deacon – America (Domino)
  18. METZ – METZ (Sub Pop)
  19. Grimes – Visions (4AD/Arbutus)
  20. The Cactus Channel – Haptics (HopeStreet Recordings)
  21. King Tuff – King Tuff (Sub Pop)
  22. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel… (Epic)
  23. Kishi Bashi – 151a (Joyful Noise Recordings)
  24. Dr. John – Locked Down (Nonesuch)
  25. Magic Trick – Ruler of the Night (Hardly Art)
  26. Cloud Nothings — Attach on Memory (Carpark)
  27. Chairlift – Something (Columbia/Young Turks)
  28. Trailer Trash Tracys – Ester (Domino/Double Six)
  29. Nu Sensae – Sundowning (Suicide Squeeze)
  30. Clare and the Reasons – KR-51 (Frog Stand Records)
  31. Brian Eno – Lux (Warp)
  32. Mount Eerie – Clear Moon (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
  33. Slam Dunk — Welcome to Miami (Self-released)
  34. Lawrence Arabia – The Sparrow (Bella Union)
  35. The Amazing – Gentle Stream (Subliminal Sounds/Partisan)
  36. Sufjan Stevens – Silver & Gold (Asthmatic Kitty)
  37. Lightning Bolt – Oblivion Hunter EP (Load)
  38. Deerhoof – Breakup Song (Polyvinyl)
  39. Ultraista – Ultraista (Temporary Residence)
  40. Menahan Street Band – The Crossing (Daptone Records)
  41. Beaten by Them – Kinder Machines (Logicpole)
  42. The World Palindrome – Particularly Hello (Air House Records)
  43. Calvin Love – New Radar (Autumn Tone)
  44. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Para Vista Social Club (Critical Heights)
  45. Domenico – Cine Prive (Coquiero)
  46. Robert Glasper – Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP (Blue Note Records)
  47. Sic Alps – Sic Alps (Drag City)
  48. Six Organs of Admittance – Ascent (Drag City)
  49. Mouse on Mars – Parastrophics (Monkeytown)
  50. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes (4AD)
  51. Black Moth Super Rainbow — Cobra Juicy (Rad Cult)
  52. Hundred Waters – Hundred Waters (Elestial Sound)
  53. Daphni – Jiaolong (Jiaolong)
  54. Otonana Trio – Stories at the Homerun Office (Otonana Trio)
  55. Jonti – Jonti (Stones Throw Records)
  56. Onuinu – Mirror Gazer (Rocket Science)
  57. Masta Conga & His New Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra – Last Odyssey (Ubiquity)
  58. Helvetia – Nothing in Rambling (Joyful Noise)
  59. Ty Segall – Twins (Drag City)
  60. Zammuto – Zammuto (Temporary Residence)
  61. JJ DOOM – Keys to the Kuffs (Lex)
  62. Cult of Youth – Love Will Prevail (Sacred Bones)
  63. Grizzly Bear – Shields (Warp)
  64. Fantasmes – Redness Moon (Last Bummer Records)
  65. The xx – Coexist (Young Turks)
  66. Four Tet – Pink (Text)
  67. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light (Fat Possum)
  68. Samara Lubelski – Wavelength (De Stijl)
  69. The Luyas – Animator (Dead Oceans)
  70. Guided by Voices – The Bears for Lunch (Guided by Voices, Inc.)
  71. The Flaming Lips – The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends (Warner Bros./Lovely Sort of Death)
  72. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits (Merge)
  73. Bob Mould – Silver Age (Merge)
  74. Bats for Lashes – The Haunted Man (Parlophone)
  75. Thee Oh Sees – Putrifier II (In The Red)
  76. Black Forest Fire – Transit of Venus (Sedimental Records)
  77. Keith Canisius – Beautiful Sharks (Saint Marie)
  78. Naytronix – Dirty Glow (Plug Research)
  79. Andrew Bird – Hands of Glory (Mom & Pop)
  80. Imaginational Anthem Vol. 5 (Tompkins Square Records)
  81. The Bombay Royale – Me You Bullets Love (HopeStreet Recordings)
  82. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar (Wichita)
  83. Antony & the Johnsons – Cut the World (Secretly Canadian)
  84. Dent May – Do Things (Paw Trakcs)
  85. DIIV – Oshin (Captured Tracks)
  86. Dr. Dog – Be the Void (Anti-)
  87. Icky Blossoms – Icky Blossoms (Saddle Creek)
  88. Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky (Jagjaguwar)
  89. Mynabirds – Generals (Saddle Creek)
  90. Fang Island – Major (Sargent House)
  91. FIDLAR – Don’t Try (Mom & Pop)
  92. Tyvek - On Triple Beams (In The Red)
  93. Purity Ring – Shrines (4AD)
  94. Twin Shadow – Confess (4AD)
  95. Cadence Weapon – Hope in Dirt City (Upper Class)
  96. Luce Trio – Pieces, Vol. 1 (Musaeum Clausum Recordings)
  97. Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
  98. The People’s Temple – More for the Masses (Hozac)
  99. Indian Handcrafts – Civil Disobedience for Losers (Sargent House)
  100. Memory Tapes – Grace/Confusion (Carpark)

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