25 BEST ALBUMS OF 2012

NUMBER ONE

LONERISM – TAME IMPALA

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Best Tracks:
1. Apocalypse Dreams
2. Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control
3. Music To Walk Home By
4. Why Won’t They Talk To Me
5. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

NUMBER TWO

BEARD, WIVES, DENIM – POND

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Best Tracks:
1. You Broke My Cool
2. Eye Pattern Blindness
3. When It Explodes
4. Sun And Sea And You
5. Moths Wings

NUMBER THREE

GIVEN TO THE WILD – THE MACCABEES

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Best Tracks:
1. Went Away
2. Child
3. Forever I’ve Known
4. Grew Up At Midnight
5. Go

NUMBER FOUR

TAKE THE KIDS OFF BROADWAY EP – FOXYGEN

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Best Tracks:
1. Make It Known
2. Waitin’ 4 U
3. Abandon My Toys
4. Teenage Alien Blues
5. Take The Kids Off Broadway

NUMBER FIVE

DJANGO DJANGO – DJANGO DJANGO

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Best Tracks:
1. Hail Bop
2. Waveforms
3. Default
4. Firewater
5. Silver Rays

NUMBER SIX

AN AWERSOME WAVE – ALT-J

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Best Tracks:
1. Breezeblocks
2. Dissolve Me
3. Taro
4. Tessellate
5. Fitzpleasure

NUMBER SEVEN

TWINS – TY SEAGALL

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Best Tracks:
1. The Hill
2. There Is No Tomorrow
3. Love Fuzz
4. Handglams
4. Thank God For The Sinners

NUMBER EIGHT

THE SHAKEDOWN PROJECT EP – THE SHAKEDOWN PROJECT

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Best Tracks:
1. Dirty Old Sin (Where Have You Been)
2. Silver Ships Crystal Grips
3. Prisoner’s Cinema
4. Tell Me What I Want
5. Caroline

NUMBER NINE

WORLD MUSIC -GOAT

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BEST TRACKS:
1. Goatman
2. Golden Dawn
3. Discofever
4. Goathead
5. Let It Bleed

NUMBER TEN

NOUTURNE – WILD NOTHING

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Best Tracks:
1. Midnight Song
2. Through The Grass
3. Only Heather
4. Shadow
5. Nocturne

NUMBER ELEVEN

OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS – BRETON

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Best Tracks:
1. Electrician
2. Wood And Plastic
3. Interference
4. Governing Correctly
5. Pacemaker

NUMBER TWELVE

THE ECHO SHOW – YETI LANE

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Best Tracks:
1. Analog Wheel
2. Warning Sensations
3. Logic Winds
4. Strange Call
5. The Echo Show

NUMBER THIRTEEN

BOYS AND GIRLS – ALABAMA SHAKES

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Best Tracks:
1. Hold On
2. Hang Loose
3. You Ain’t Alone
4. I Found You
5. On Your Way

NUMBER FOURTEEN

MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER – MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER

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Best Tracks:
1. I Follow You
2. Quand Vas Tu Rentrer?
3. Some Time Alone, Alone
4. You Won’t That Part Of Me
5. Be Proud Of Your Kids

NUMBER FIFTEEN

COME OF AGE – THE VACCINES

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Best Tracks:
1. Lonely World
2. Weirdo
3. Aftershave Ocean
4. No Hope
5. Teenage Icon

NUMBER SIXTEEN

AMERICA GIVE UP – HOWLER

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Best Tracks:
1. This One’s Different
2. Beach Sluts
3. Wailing (Making Out)
4. Told You Once
5. Black Lagoon

NUMBER SEVENTEEN

SWEET HEART, SWEET LIGHT – SPIRITUALIZED

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Best Tracks:
1. So Long You Pretty Thing
2. Hey Jane
3. Too Late
4. Headin’ For The Top Now
5. Little Girl

NUMBER EIGHTEEN

OSHIN – DIIV

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Best Tracks:
1. How Long Have You Known
2. Past Lives
3. Human
4. Wait
5. Air Conditioning

NUMBER NINETEEN

BLUNDERBUSS – JACK WHITE

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Best Tracks:
1. Sixteen Saltines
2. Hypocritical Kiss
3. Weep Themselves To Sleep
4. Love Interruption
5. Missing Pieces

NUMBER TWENTY

IN OUR HEADS – HOT CHIP

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Best Tracks:
1. Let Me Be Him
2. Flutes
3. Motion Sickness
4. Night And Day
5. Don’t Deny Your Heart

NUMBER TWENTY-ONE

TY SEAGALL BAND – SLAUGHTERHOUSE

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Best Tracks:
1. I Bought My Eyes
2. Wave Goodbye
3. Tell Me What’s Inside Your Heart
4. Death
5. Diddy Wah Diddy

NUMBER TWENTY-TWO

RADLANDS – MYSTERY JETS

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BEST TRACKS:
1. Someone Purer
2. The Hail Bop
3. Greatest Hits
4. Radlands
5. The Nothing

NUMBER TWENTY-THREE

CENTIPEDE HZ – ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

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BEST TRACKS:
1. Today’s Supernatural
2. New Town Burnout
3. Moonjock
4. Applesauce
5. Wide Eyed

NUMBER TWENTY-FOUR

HOLOGRAMS – HOLOGRAMS

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BEST TRACKS:
1. Chasing My Mind
2. ABC CITY
3. Monolith
4. Ashtray
5. Stress

NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE

HOLD FAST – THE CROOKES

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BEST TRACKS:
1. Afterglow
2. Maybe In The Dark
3. American Girls
4. Stars
5. Where Did Our Love Go?

BY OSCAR B. WILSON

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