Year-End Lists

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Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012

21 December 2012

Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012

[see also 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011]

  1. SwansThe Seer
  2. GrimesVisions
  3. El-PCancer 4 Cure
  4. Julia HolterEkstasis
  5. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  6. Beach HouseBloom
  7. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  8. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  9. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
  10. FriendzoneCollection 1
  11. The MenOpen Your Heart
  12. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  13. Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  14. ShackletonThe Drawbar Organ/Music for the Quiet Hour
  15. L.W.H.CIA TV
  16. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  17. ChromaticsKill for Love
  18. BurialKindred
  19. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  20. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  21. Schoolboy QHabits & Contradictions
  22. Jessie WareDevotion
  23. DeerhoofBreakup Song
  24. SpiritualizedSweet Heart, Sweet Light
  25. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  26. LiarsWixiw
  27. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  28. Laurel HaloQuarantine
  29. Mount EerieClear Moon / Ocean Roar
  30. SolangeTrue EP
  31. John TalabotfIN
  32. DisasterpeaceFez OST
  33. White LungSorry
  34. Dustin WongDreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
  35. Jens LekmanI Know What Love Isn’t
  36. FuturePluto
  37. Hot ChipIn Our Heads
  38. MerchandiseChildren of Desire
  39. Here We Go MagicA Different Ship
  40. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  41. Amanda Jo WilliamsThe Bear Eats Me
  42. ZammutoZammuto
  43. WalkmenHeaven
  44. Aesop RockSkelethon
  45. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  46. Perfume GeniusPut Your Back N 2 It
  47. Purity RingShrines
  48. Each OtherHeavily Spaced EP
  49. Action Bronson & Party SuppliesBlue Chips
  50. LambchopMr. M