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Quietus: 75 Favorite Albums of 2012

12 December 2012

The Quietus: 75 Favorite Albums of 2012

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011]

  1. SwansThe Seer
  2. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  3. Carter Tutti VoidTransverse
  4. X-TGDesertshore/The Final Report
  5. VCMGSSSS
  6. Vatican ShadowGhosts Of Chechnya
  7. Dragged Into SunlightWidowmaker
  8. Laurel HaloQuarantine
  9. Anaal NathrakhVanitas
  10. KTLV
  11. Kassem Mosse & Mix MupMM/KM
  12. Dean Blunt & Inga CopelandBlack is Beautiful
  13. Land ObservationsRoman Roads IV – XI
  14. Jam CityClassical Curves
  15. LiarsWixiw
  16. Neneh Cherry & the ThingThe Cherry Thing
  17. Lee GambleDutch Tvashar Plumes
  18. Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras & The CongosIcon Give Thank
  19. ActressR.I.P.
  20. Darren Hayman and the Long ParliamentThe Violence
  21. White HillsFrying On This Rock
  22. Silent ServantNegative Fascination
  23. GravenhurstThe Ghost in Daylight
  24. Eccentronic Research Council ft. Maxine Peake1612 Underture
  25. NecessaryGalgeberg/Gimle
  26. EmptysetMedium
  27. High on FireDe Vermis Mysteriis
  28. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  29. Alexander TuckerThird Mouth
  30. FairhornsDoki Doki Run
  31. Thomas KonerNovaya Zemlya
  32. RaimeQuarter Turns Over A Living Line
  33. Holly HerndonMovement
  34. ShackletonThe Drawbar Organ/Music for the Quiet Hour
  35. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
  36. JK FleshPosthuman
  37. Richard SkeltonVerse of Birds
  38. DaphniJiaolong
  39. Dope BodyNatural History
  40. Oren AmbarchiSagittarian Domain
  41. ChromaticsKill for Love
  42. HexvesselNo Holier Temple
  43. ToyToy
  44. TraxmanDa Mind of Traxman
  45. VindicatrixMengamuk
  46. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  47. UFOmammutORO: Opus Primum/Alter
  48. John Foxx and the MathsThe Shape Of Things
  49. Bee MaskWhen We Were Eating Unripe Pears
  50. Robert HoodMotor: Nighttime World 3
  51. Melody’s Echo ChamberMelody’s Echo Chamber
  52. Hirsute PursuitTighten That Muscle Ring
  53. BurialKindred
  54. Black BreathSentenced To Life
  55. The Pre NewMusic For People Who Hate Themselves
  56. Forward Strategy GroupLabour Division
  57. Beak>>
  58. TurbonegroSexual Harassment
  59. Killing JokeMMXII
  60. New WarNew War
  61. Angel HazeReservation
  62. Rolo TomassiAstraea
  63. Tim BurgessOh No I Love You
  64. Sir Richard BishopIntermezzo
  65. Bo NingenLine The Wall
  66. John TalabotfIN
  67. Mark Lanegan BandBlues Funeral
  68. DevilmanDevilman
  69. Motorpsycho And Ståle StorløkkenThe Death Defying Unicorn
  70. GoatWorld Music
  71. Guardian AlienSee The World Given To A One Love Entity
  72. Carlton MeltonPhotos Of Photos
  73. Leonard CohenOld Ideas
  74. Six Organs of AdmittanceAscent
  75. Man ForeverPansophical Cataract