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.

WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012

01 January 2013

WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012

  1. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  2. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  3. Purity RingShrines
  4. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  5. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  6. Beach HouseBloom
  7. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  8. GrimesVisions
  9. SwansThe Seer
  10. Death GripsThe Money Store
  11. Death GripsNo Love Deep Web
  12. Grizzly BearShields
  13. Ariel PinkMature Themes
  14. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  15. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  16. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  17. Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  18. Crystal CastlesCrystal Castles III
  19. The MenOpen Your Heart
  20. Captain MurphyDuality
  21. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
  22. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  23. NasLife is Good
  24. Perfume GeniusPut Your Back N 2 It
  25. How to Dress WellTotal Loss
  26. ChairliftSomething
  27. OberhoferTime Capsules II
  28. Sleigh BellsReign of Terror
  29. Wild NothingNocturne
  30. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  31. Ty Segall BandSlaughterhouse
  32. Julia HolterEkstasis
  33. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  34. David Byrne & St. VincentLove this Giant
  35. The xxCoexist
  36. Hot ChipIn Our Heads
  37. Title FightFloral Green
  38. Black Moth Super RainbowCobra Juicy
  39. Schoolboy QHabits & Contradictions
  40. FuturePluto
  41. The ShinsPort of Morrow
  42. FriendsManifest!
  43. HospitalityHospitality
  44. The Mountain GoatsTranscendental Youth
  45. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  46. Matthew DearBeams
  47. Krystale & KaytradamusThe Good Fight
  48. Hop AlongGet Disowned
  49. Josephine FosterBlood Rushing
  50. DeerhoofBreakup Song
  51. Dan DeaconAmerica