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Best Releases of 2012

By Threeandahalfstars

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

Best Releases of 2012

4) Sky Ferreira - Ghost

Sky Ferreira - Ghost

3) MS MR - Candy Bar Creep Show

Best Releases of 2012

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

Best Releases of 2012

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23) Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend

Best Releases of 2012

22) Sigur Ros  - Valtari

Sigur Ros - Valtari

21) Grimes - Visions

Best Releases of 2012

20) Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man

Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man

19) The Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

Best Releases of 2012

18) Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Best Releases of 2012

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

Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough Ver 1

16) Purity Ring - Fineshrine

Best Releases of 2012

15) Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Alt-j - An Awesome Wave

14) Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields

13) Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Best Releases of 2012

12) Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Best Releases of 2012

11) Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

Best Releases of 2012

10) Wild Nothing – Nocturne

Wild Nothing - Nocturne

9) Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

Best Releases of 2012

8) Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism

7) Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

6) Chairlift – Something

Best Releases of 2012

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5) Beach House – Bloom

Beach House - Bloom

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

Best Releases of 2012

3) Jessie Ware – Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion

2) Chromatics – Kill For Love

Best Releases of 2012

1) First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

Best Releases of 2012

Special Mention

David Byrne + St. Vincent - Love This Giant

St. Vincent and David Byrne - Love This Giant


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