Music

Best Releases of 2012

– By Yufeng K.

New Year’s day is a time to celebrate the future, to set resolutions and dream. But with 2012 well and truly behind us, it is also a time to look back on the past year. I promised to make a best-of list, and what better way to kick off 2013.

So without further ado, here are my top 5 EPs and top 25 albums of 2012:

EPs

5) Blackbird Blackbird – Boracay Planet

4) Sky Ferreira – Ghost

Sky Ferreira - Ghost

3) MS MR – Candy Bar Creep Show

2) HAIM – Forever

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1) Dum Dum Girls – End of Daze

Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze

Albums

25) Clock Opera – Ways To Forget

Clock Opera - Ways To Forget

24) Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself

http://birdenboucle.com

23) Porcelain Raft – Strange Weekend

22) Sigur Ros  – Valtari

Sigur Ros - Valtari

21) Grimes – Visions

20) Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man

19) The Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

18) Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse

17) Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?

Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough Ver 1

16) Purity Ring – Fineshrine

15) Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Alt-j - An Awesome Wave

14) Grizzly Bear – Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields

13) Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light

12) Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

11) Wild Nothing – Nocturne

Wild Nothing - Nocturne

10) Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

9) Tame Impala – Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism

8) Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

7) Chairlift – Something

http://www.chairlifted.com/metbefore

6)  Sharon van Etten – Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

5) Beach House – Bloom

Beach House - Bloom

4) The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now

3) Jessie Ware – Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion

2) Chromatics – Kill For Love

1) First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

Special Mention

David Byrne + St. Vincent – Love This Giant

St. Vincent and David Byrne - Love This Giant

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