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.

Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012

01 December 2012

Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012

[see also 2011]

  1. GoatWorld Music
  2. First Aid KitThe Lion’s Roar
  3. White MannaWhite Manna
  4. Django DjangoDjango Django
  5. Smoke FairiesBlood Speaks
  6. Moon DuoCircles
  7. ChromaticsKill for Love
  8. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  9. Grizzly BearShields
  10. FriendsManifest!
  11. ToyToy
  12. Richard HawleyStanding at the Sky’s Edge
  13. CrocodilesEndless Flowers
  14. Loops Of Your HeartAnd Never Ending Nights
  15. SpiritualizedSweet Heart, Sweet Light
  16. The Congos / Sun Araw / M. Geddes GengrasIcon Give Thank
  17. GrimesVisions
  18. Peaking LightsLucifer
  19. Pretty LightningThere Are Witches In The Woods
  20. Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  21. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  22. Fort RomeauKingdoms
  23. Lee RanaldoBetween the Times and the Tides
  24. Thee Oh SeesPutrifiers II
  25. ShackletonThe Drawbar Organ/Music for the Quiet Hour
  26. alt-JAn Awesome Wave
  27. THEESatisfactionAwe Naturale
  28. DisappearsPre Language
  29. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  30. The xxCoexist
  31. Woolfy Vs ProjectionsThe Return Of Love
  32. ActressRIP
  33. The Soft MoonZeros
  34. PollynLiving In Patterns
  35. Eat Lights Become LightsHeavy Electrics
  36. Wild NothingNocturne
  37. Beachwood SparksTarnished Gold
  38. SwansThe Seer
  39. Field MusicPlumb
  40. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  41. Bill FayLife is People
  42. FüxaElectric Sound Of Summer
  43. Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls
  44. Cat PowerSun
  45. SeahawksAqua Disco
  46. Maria MinervaWill Happiness Find Me?
  47. Tim BurgessOh No I Love You
  48. Beach HouseBloom
  49. Stealing SheepInto The Diamond Sun
  50. JJ DOOMKey To The Kuffs
  51. Mark Lanegan BandBlues Funeral
  52. Porcelain RaftStrange Weekend
  53. DIIVOshin
  54. LightshipsElectric Cables
  55. The Jim Jones RevueThe Savage Heart
  56. Ariel PinkMature Themes
  57. How to Dress WellTotal Loss
  58. DaphniJiaolong
  59. Flavor CrystalsThree
  60. Carlton MeltonPhotos Of Photos
  61. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  62. HologramsHolograms
  63. M. WardA Wasteland Companion
  64. The Flaming LipsThe Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
  65. The ShinsPort of Morrow
  66. PoliçaGive You the Ghost
  67. Eternal TapestryA World Out Of Time
  68. UltraístaUltraísta – Bonus Disc Edition
  69. SymmetryThemes For An Imaginary Film
  70. DustedTotal Dust
  71. Yeti LaneThe Echo Show
  72. Mungolian JetsetMungodelics
  73. Mock & ToofTemporary Happiness
  74. Hooded FangTosta Mista
  75. Sun ArawThe Inner Treaty
  76. Frankie RoseInterstellar
  77. OMAdvaitic Songs
  78. Animal CollectiveCentipede Hz
  79. Holy OtherHeld
  80. White HillsFrying On This Rock
  81. ColoramaGood Music
  82. Dark HorsesBlack Music
  83. El-PCancer 4 Cure
  84. Nite JewelOne Second of Love
  85. MetzMetz
  86. The Cinematic OrchestraPresents In Motion #1
  87. LindstrømSmalhans
  88. Bobby WomackThe Bravest Man in the Universe
  89. The Gaslamp KillerBreakthrough
  90. CalexicoAlgiers
  91. Ty Segall BandSlaughterhouse
  92. Sweet LightsSweet Lights
  93. The Orb Featuring Lee ‘Scratch’ PerryThe Orbserver in the Star House
  94. Sigur RósValtari
  95. Adrian SherwoodSurvival & Resistance
  96. My Best FiendIn Ghostlike Fading
  97. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  98. Laurel HaloQuarantine
  99. John TalabotFin
  100. HowseLay Hollow