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.

Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012

02 January 2013

Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012

  1. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  2. ChromaticsKill for Love
  3. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  4. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  5. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  6. Jens LekmanI Know What Love Isn’t
  7. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  8. How to Dress WellTotal Loss
  9. Julia HolterEkstasis
  10. SwansThe Seer
  11. Mount EerieOcean Roar
  12. Mount EerieClear Moon
  13. Lost In The TreesA Church That Fits Our Needs
  14. Ty SegallTwins
  15. John TalabotfIN
  16. Perfume GeniusPut Your Back N 2 It
  17. The MenOpen Your Heart
  18. Motion Sickness of Time TravelMotion Sickness of Time Travel
  19. SpiritualizedSweet Heart, Sweet Light
  20. The WeekndEchoes of Silence
  21. Mac DeMarco2
  22. Purity RingShrines
  23. Ty Segall BandSlaughterhouse
  24. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
  25. PallbearerSorrow and Extinction
  26. Beach HouseBloom
  27. Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  28. MerchandiseChildren of Desire
  29. Nü SensaeSundowning
  30. Holy OtherHeld
  31. DIIVOshin
  32. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  33. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  34. The xxCoexist
  35. El-PCancer 4 Cure
  36. Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man
  37. Jessie WareDevotion
  38. Animal CollectiveCentipede Hz
  39. LHFKeepers of the Light
  40. LambchopMr. M
  41. Schoolboy QHabits & Contradictions
  42. ItalHive Mind
  43. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  44. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  45. Dan DeaconAmerica
  46. Action BronsonBlue Chips
  47. Death GripsThe Money Store
  48. Voices From The LakeVoices from the Lake
  49. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  50. White FenceFamily Perfume Vol. 1 & 2
  51. LoneGalaxy Garden