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.
2012 Albums

Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012

09 January 2013

Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012 (as numbered on Cooper’s site, but note that he precedes the list with “in no order”)

[see also 2015, 2013, 2011]

  1. Death GripsNo Love Deep Web
  2. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  3. RaimeQuarter
  4. Guided By VoicesThe Bears for Lunch
  5. William BasinskiThe Disintegration Loops
  6. PinbackInformation Retrieved
  7. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  8. DétectiveHowever Strange
  9. New White LightBela Tarr 7-13
  10. SwansThe Seer
  11. Robert PollardJack Sells the Cow
  12. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  13. GrimesVisions
  14. SpiritualizedSweet Heart, Sweet Light
  15. ActressR.I.P.
  16. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  17. Julia HolterEkstasis
  18. Los Angeles555/666/777
  19. El-PCancer 4 Cure
  20. Crystal CastlesIII