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.

Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012

03 December 2012

Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010s]

  1. GrimesVisions
  2. ChromaticsKill for Love
  3. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  4. BurialKindred
  5. Jessie WareDevotion
  6. Schoolboy QHabits & Contradictions
  7. Beach HouseBloom
  8. TopsTender Opposites
  9. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  10. ChairliftSomething
  11. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
  12. Grizzly BearShields
  13. Laurel HaloQuarantine
  14. Holy OtherHeld
  15. Dean Blunt & Inga CopelandBlack is Beautiful
  16. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  17. Jessica PrattJessica Pratt
  18. Frankie RoseInterstellar
  19. SymmetryThemes For An Imaginary Film
  20. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  21. ChromaticsRunning From the Sun
  22. Angel OlsenHalf Way Home
  23. Clams CasinoInstrumentals II
  24. Nicolas JaarDon’t Break My Love / The Prism
  25. Fort RomeauKingdoms
  26. Dawn RichardArmor On
  27. TamarynTender New Signs
  28. ShackletonMusic for the Quiet Hour
  29. MirroringForeign Body
  30. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  31. PhedréPhedré
  32. LOL BoysChanges
  33. Roc MarcianoReloaded
  34. Fight BiteFight Bite
  35. Sam FlaxAge Waves
  36. Dum Dum GirlsEnd of Daze
  37. Lower DensNootropics
  38. Las Malas AmistadesMaleza
  39. Lace CurtainsThe Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness
  40. Ryan HemsworthLast Words + Collected
  41. Taken By TreesOther Worlds
  42. Ariel PinkMature Themes
  43. AntwonEnd of Earth
  44. Pye Corner AudioSleep Games
  45. Molly NilssonHistory
  46. Peaking LightsLucifer
  47. Death GripsThe Money Store
  48. Pure Bathing CulturePure Bathing Culture
  49. THEESatisfactionAwe Naturale
  50. Sand CirclesMotor City