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.

FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012

04 December 2012

FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012

[see also 2015, 2011]

  1. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  2. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  3. Father John MistyFear Fun
  4. Cat PowerSun
  5. David Byrne & St. VincentLove this Giant
  6. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  7. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  8. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  9. Dirty ThreeToward the Low Sun
  10. AlpineA is For Alpine
  11. Mark Lanegan BandBlues Funeral
  12. Dr. JohnLocked Down
  13. Django DjangoDjango Django
  14. Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man
  15. Ariel PinkMature Themes
  16. Pony FaceHypnotized
  17. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  18. HermitudeHyperParadise
  19. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  20. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind
  21. SpiritualizedSweet Heart, Sweet Light
  22. Sigur RósValtari
  23. UltraístaUltraísta
  24. Grizzly BearShields
  25. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  26. Dinosaur Jr.I Bet on Sky
  27. FlumeFlume
  28. Divine FitsA Thing Called Divine Fits
  29. Silversun PickupsNeck of the Woods
  30. BoomgatesDouble Natural
  31. WalkmenHeaven
  32. alt-JAn Awesome Wave
  33. The xxCoexist
  34. Sarah BlaskoI Awake
  35. QuakersQuakers
  36. Joe McKeeBurning Boy
  37. The Mark Of CainSongs Of The Third and Fifth
  38. Bored NothingBored Nothing
  39. Paul KellySpring and Fall
  40. Something For KateLeave Your Soul to Science
  41. Neil YoungPsychedelic Pill
  42. GrimesVisions
  43. ChairliftSomething
  44. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  45. Lower PlentyHard Rubbish
  46. Deep Sea ArcadeOutlands
  47. The MenOpen Your Heart
  48. Oh MercyDeep Heat
  49. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  50. TOYTOY