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.

Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012

02 December 2012

Sonic Magazine: 25 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 2011]

  1. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  2. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  3. KindnessWorld, You Need a Change of Mind
  4. First Aid KitThe Lion’s Roar
  5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  6. GrimesVisions
  7. Iris DeMentSing the Delta
  8. Bobby WomackThe Bravest Man in the Universe
  9. Anna von HausswolffCeremony
  10. Hot ChipIn Our Heads
  11. Cat PowerSun
  12. Beachwood SparksTarnished Gold
  13. How to Dress WellTotal Loss
  14. ThåströmBeväpna dig med vingar
  15. Neneh Cherry & the ThingThe Cherry Thing
  16. Neil Young & Crazy HorsePsychedelic Pill
  17. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  18. Bill FayLife is People
  19. The xxCoexist
  20. Joel AlmeA Tender Trap
  21. Bob DylanTempest
  22. Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man
  23. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  24. NasLife Is Good
  25. Dr. JohnLocked Down