2012 Top 10 List

Joe Viletto (The New Afternoon Show)
    Howdy folks. 2012 was pretty good for tunes what for to listen to and I once again couldn't pare it down to just 10 albums. So I'm doing a top 50. Again. These aren't in any particular order but they all stood out to me in some meaningful way throughout the year. When I'm looking back on this year these will definitely be the releases I associate 2012 with.

    1. Piotr Kurek - Heat
    2. Mark Aubert - Fake Island
    3. B.R. Garm - The 78th Morningtide
    4. Giant Claw - Mutant Glamor
    5. Zomes - Variations Vol. 1
    6. Design - Hangin'
    7. Matthew Dear - Beams
    8. Fluorescent Heights - Tourism
    9. Monster Rally - Beyond The Sea
    10. Mind Spiders - Meltdown
    11. Batida - Batida
    12. Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester
    13. Andrea Belfi - Wege
    14. V/A - The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2
    15. Ashan - To Return To
    16. Kendrick Lamaar - Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
    17. DIIV - Oshin
    18. Expo 70/Pulse Emitter/Date Palms/Faceplant - 4 Way Split
    19. Fort Romeau - Kingdoms
    20. Peaking Lights - Lucifer In Dub
    21. Pop. 1280 - The Horror
    22. Sand Circles -Motor City
    23. Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras & The Congos - Icon Give Thank
    24. Bill Vermette - Archives 1
    25. The Aloha Spirit - Under Wild Skies
    26. Daniel Bachman - Oh Be Joyful
    27. Melody's Echo Chamber - S/T
    28. X.y.r. - Robinson Crusoe (Lost Soundtrack)
    29. Evian Christ - Kings And Them
    30. Tim Hecker - Instrumental Tourist
    31. Gary War- Jared's Lot
    32. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
    33. Swans - The Seer
    34. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
    35. Holly Herndon - Movement
    36. Innergaze - Mutual Dreaming
    37. Uncanny Valley - Speaking In Prosthetic Tongues
    38. Black Marble - A Different Arrangement
    39. Gorgeous Bully - The Young Obese
    40. Pierrot Lunaire - Theme For Ascension And Eternal Love
    41. Suaves Figures - Nouveau Gymnastes
    42. Gnod - The Long & Short Of It
    43. Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou - The Bariba Sound 1970-1976
    44. Black Velvet Stereo - Metal Rain Machine
    45. Kevin Drumm - Relief
    46. Can - The Lost Tapes
    47. Ital - Hive Mind
    48. Dolphins Into The Future - …On Seafaring Isolation
    49. Ash Borer - Cold Of Ages
    50. Keith Fullerton Whitman - Generators

    One word to describe 2012: grinder

    A prediction for next year: Falcons 27 - Broncos 21 in Super Bowl XLVII

     
     
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