Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012

17 December 2012

Clash Magazine: Top 40 Albums of 2012

[see also 2011]

  1. Bobby WomackThe Bravest Man in the Universe
  2. alt-JAn Awesome Wave
  3. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  4. Death GripsThe Money Store
  5. GrimesVisions
  6. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic ZeroesHere
  7. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  8. Django DjangoDjango Django
  9. Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of DestinyYours Truly, Cellophane Nose
  10. Grizzly BearShields
  11. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  12. Gang ColoursThe Keychain Collection
  13. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  14. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  15. KindnessWorld, You Need a Change of Mind
  16. Neneh Cherry & the ThingThe Cherry Thing
  17. The xxCoexist
  18. The WeekndTrilogy
  19. The MaccabeesGiven to the Wild
  20. EfterklangPiramida
  21. Animal CollectiveCentipede Hz
  22. SwansThe Seer
  23. LiarsWixiw
  24. Poli├žaGive You the Ghost
  25. Jimmy CliffRebirth
  26. ShackletonMusic for the Quiet Hour
  27. Perfume GeniusPut Your Back N 2 It
  28. Matthew DearBeams
  29. ChromaticsKill for Love
  30. Micachu & The ShapesNever
  31. ActressR.I.P.
  32. DZ DeathraysBloodstreams
  33. Jake BuggJake Bugg
  34. Marconi UnionDifferent Colours
  35. The VaccinesCome of Age
  36. Julia HolterEkstasis
  37. BretonOther People
  38. YeasayerFragrant World
  39. The ShinsPort of Morrow
  40. Willis Earl BealAcousmatic Sorcery