Year End Lists: Top Five Albums of 2012


Charles Brownstien
Diiv – Oshin
Wild Nothing – Nocturne
Father John Misty – Fear Fun
Ceremony – Zoo
Metz – Metz


Michael Unger
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Errors – Have Some Faith in Magic
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
Father John Misty – Fear Fun
Trust – TRST

Skot Nelson
Mark Knopfler – Privateering
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
Jenn Grant – The Beautiful Wild
Jay Farrar et al. – New Multitudes
Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss

Richard MacFarlane
Jam City – Classical Curves
James Ferraro – Sushi
Le1f – Dark York
d’Eon – LP
Evian Christ – Kings and Them

Melanie Coles
The Shilohs – Private Lives 7″
Weed – Gun Control 7″
Cleaners From Venus – Captured Tracks Releases
Mac Demarco – 2
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance

Ali Haberstroh
Wooden Sky – Every Child a Daughter Every Moon a Son
Father John Misty – Fear Fun
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Django Django – s/t
Death Grips – The Money Store

Chrish Kumerfeldt
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Cosmos Collapse – Cosmos Collapse EP
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Twin Shadow – Confess
Sun Kil Moon – Among the Leaves

Heather Welsh
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Childish Gambino – Royalty
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel
Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
Purity Ring – Shrines

Adam Williams
The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood of Colour
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Bloc Party – Four
Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man