It's time for the annual collection of my favorite records of the year. Since the last blog post I wrote was 2011's Top 10 list, let's just get right to the best of 2012.
For some musical accompaniment, click here for a Spotify playlist featuring select tracks from my Top 10 Records of 2012. Or, listen to some standout songs from each album below.
10. Grimes - Visions
Grimes - Oblivion
9. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Alabama Shakes - Hold On
8. The Shins - Ports of Morrow
The Shins - Bait And Switch
7. Twin Shadow - Confess
Twin Shadow - Five Seconds
6. Jack White - Blunderbuss
Jack White - I'm Shakin'
5. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Dirty Projectors - Gun Has No Trigger
4. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
Divine Fits - Baby Get Worse
3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Frank Ocean - Lost
2. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
1. Grizzly Bear - Shields
Grizzly Bear - Yet Again
There it is. Grizzly Bear becomes the first band to land in my top spot twice (including 2009's Veckatimest), so clearly they're doing something right in my book. Thanks for reading and listening. Who made your Top 10 in 2012?