Year-End Lists

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Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012

18 December 2012

Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012

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

  1. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  2. Dean Blunt & Inga CopelandBlack is Beautiful
  3. SwansThe Seer
  4. Mount EerieClear Moon / Ocean Roar
  5. Laurel HaloQuarantine
  6. Macintosh PlusFloral Shoppe
  7. ActressR.I.P.
  8. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  9. YYUTIMETIMETIME&TIME
  10. Dean BluntThe Narcissist II
  11. GrimesVisions
  12. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  13. Holly HerndonMovement
  14. BEBETUNE$inhale c-4 $$$$$
  15. DJ RashadTeklife Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi
  16. Death GripsThe Money Store
  17. Daughn GibsonAll Hell
  18. The CaretakerPatience (After Sebald)
  19. TraxmanDa Mind of Traxman
  20. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  21. Aaron DillowayModern Jester
  22. Demdike StareElemental
  23. Angel OlsenHalf Way Home
  24. Graham LambkinAmateur Doubles
  25. MediafiredThe Pathway Through Whatever
  26. Sun Araw/M. Geddes Gengras/The CongosFRKWYS Vol. 9: Icon Give Thank
  27. White SunsSinews
  28. Tim Hecker & Daniel LopatinInstrumental Tourist
  29. 情報デスクVIRTUALContemporary Sapporo
  30. Dolphins Into The FutureCanto Arquipélago
  31. Jason LescalleetSongs About Nothing
  32. Motion Sickness of Time TravelMotion Sickness of Time Travel
  33. Farrah AbrahamMy Teenage Dream Ended
  34. Thee Oh SeesPutrifiers II
  35. BurialKindred
  36. Men, TheOpen Your Heart
  37. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  38. Ian MartinMechanical Rain
  39. AhnnuPro Habitat
  40. Lil BWhite Flame
  41. Heat WaveFukd In Tha Game
  42. Death GripsNo Love Deep Web
  43. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
  44. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  45. ArcaStretch 2
  46. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind
  47. Internet ClubVanishing Vision
  48. Belbury PolyThe Belbury Tales
  49. RaimeQuarter Turns Over A Living Line
  50. Mykki BlancoCosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss