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.

Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012

16 December 2012

Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012

[see also 2018, 2011]

  1. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  2. ChromaticsKill for Love
  3. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  4. Beach HouseBloom
  5. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  6. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind
  7. Grizzly BearShields
  8. GrimesVisions
  9. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
  10. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  11. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  12. SwansThe Seer
  13. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  14. Frankie RoseInterstellar
  15. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  16. BaronessYellow & Green
  17. The xxCoexist
  18. Death GripsThe Money Store
  19. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  20. Twin ShadowConfess
  21. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  22. El-PCancer 4 Cure
  23. Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man
  24. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  25. TorcheHarmonicraft
  26. ActressR.I.P.
  27. Ariel PinkMature Themes
  28. Julia HolterEkstasis
  29. Cat PowerSun
  30. Perfume GeniusPut Your Back N 2 It
  31. Passion PitGossamer
  32. Sleigh BellsReign of Terror
  33. Lotus PlazaSpooky Action at a Distance
  34. The MenOpen Your Heart
  35. John TalabotfIN
  36. SpiritualizedSweet Heart, Sweet Light
  37. Mac DeMarco2
  38. Mount EerieOcean Roar
  39. Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  40. Pig DestroyerBook Burner
  41. Purity RingShrines
  42. Four TetPink
  43. Jessie WareDevotion
  44. BurialKindred
  45. Jens LekmanI Know What Love Isn’t
  46. Ty Segall BandSlaughterhouse
  47. Melody’s Echo ChamberMelody’s Echo Chamber
  48. Crystal Castles(III)
  49. LambchopMr. M
  50. MetzMetz