Top Albums of the Year

Trolling one’s own blog is a basic human right, so I’m going to have to interrupt the political blogging with my 10 favorite albums of the year. 2012 was a pretty excellent year for music I like, and it was unusually hard to narrow it down to 10 favorites, so I’ve included an extended list of the top 25.

In no particular order:

1. Shigeto – Lineage
2. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
3. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
4. The Alchemist – Russian Roulette
5. Union – Analogtronics
6. Blu & Exile – Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
7. Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar
8. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
9. Tame Impala – Lonerism
10. Heavenly Beat – Talent
Runners up:
11. Diiv – Oshin
12. Jonti – Sine & Moon
13. Daughn Gibson – All Hell
14. Teen Daze – All of Us, Together
15. Teengirl Fantasy – Tracer
16. Kaki King – Glow
17. House Shoes – Let It Go
18. Metz – Metz
19. Jeremiah Jae – Raw Money Raps
20. Roc Marciano – Reloaded
21. Oddisee – People Hear What They See
22. Beach House – Bloom
23. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
24. Tycho – Dive
25. Domo Genesis x The Alchemist – No Idols mixtape


  1. I feel bad for your generation… this is the best you got?

    Based on a representative sample (my kids listen to some of these bands), nothing here would make any list of the top 500 songs of all time.

  2. Cant’ spell Crap without rap.

  3. I’m a dad, what can I say!

  4. Frank Ocean is growing on me. I loved Beach House’s previous album, but haven’t gotten into this one as much.

    • Jon Geeting says:

      Yeah this Beach House wasn’t as good as the last. Did you hear Daughn Gibson? DG is the moniker of Josh Martin, who is a Nazareth guy, living out in Carlisle now. He was the drummer in Pearls and Brass, if you liked them.

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