Okay, so it appears as though I have a pretty legitimate problem on my hands.

The end of the year is nigh, and although I say every year that it was a spectacular year for music, 2012 was packed with incredible records from rooter to tooter and has been probably my favorite year for music in at least eight years. Normally, I have one clear-cut favorite album of the year and the rank of all the others are pretty arbitrary, but this year, there are at least 25 albums that could feasibly make my year-end top ten. Here they are, in no particular order:

  1. The Mallard - Yes on Blood
  2. Action Bronson - Blue Chips
  3. Deep Time - Deep Time
  4. Royal Headache - Royal Headache
  5. DIIV - Oshin
  6. White Fence - Family Perfume Volumes 1 and 2
  7. Tamaryn - Tender New Signs
  8. Roc Marciano - Reloaded
  9. Ty Segall - Twins
  10. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
  11. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
  12. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, M.A.A.D. city
  13. Sic Alps - Sic Alps
  14. The Men - Open Your Heart
  15. Lower Dens - Nootropics
  16. The Alchemist - Russian Roulette
  17. Grizzly Bear - Shields
  18. Schoolboy Q - Habits and Contradictions
  19. Naomi Punk - The Feeling
  20. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
  21. Dunes - Noctiluca
  22. Holograms - Holograms
  23. Ty Segall and White Fence - Hair
  24. Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers
  25. Useless Eaters - C’est Bon!


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  2. velveteenrabbit said: i have heard literally none of these. i hope we can still be lunch club. <3
  3. openapplev said: It feels that way to me too, but there are some reasons to suspect bias (first full year of Spotify, etc.) I haven’t even gotten to that new Tamaryn album.
  4. oldtobegin said: Where the FUCK is frank ocean
  5. chillwave said: Oof, that is a rough list to whittle down. Ty Segall killed it this year, but those other bands were great live. Argh. Mac DeMarco?
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