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.

Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012

07 December 2012

Magnet Magazine: Top 25 Albums of 2012

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011]

  1. WalkmenHeaven
  2. Ty SegallTwins
  3. Ty Segall BandSlaughterhouse
  4. Ty Segall & White FenceHair
  5. Beach HouseBloom
  6. Guided By VoicesLet’s Go Eat the Factory
  7. Guided By VoicesClass Clown Spots A UFO
  8. Guided By VoicesThe Bears for Lunch
  9. Cat PowerSun
  10. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  11. SwansThe Seer
  12. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  13. The dB’sFalling Off the Sky
  14. Sleigh BellsReign of Terror
  15. Bob DylanTempest
  16. BaronessYellow & Green
  17. Justin Townes EarleNothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
  18. OFF!OFF!
  19. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  20. Ariel PinkMature Themes
  21. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  22. SpiritualizedSweet Heart, Sweet Light
  23. Grizzly BearShields
  24. Redd KrossResearching the Blues
  25. Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls
  26. Bruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball
  27. TorcheHarmonicraft
  28. Nada SurfThe Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
  29. John K. SamsonProvincial