Top 10 Records of 2012

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? 

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