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Top 25 Of 2012

Top 25
26 Honorable Mentions
No order


Sufjan Stevens, Purity Ring, Kool A.D, Heems, Wild Nothing, Theopany, Sleigh Bells, Shad, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, Ellie Goulding, Chairlift, Converge, thank you scientist, JMSN, Deftones, BADBADNOTGOOD, The Act Of Estimating Worthless
25Hammock
Departure Songs


Hammock continues to be hammock and do hammock-y things like sounding like hammock. You've heard this before but it is still absolutely gorgeous. The addition of vocals throughout is a nice touch too.
24Loma Prieta
I.V.


Short solid punk record that goes straight to the point.
23How To Destroy Angels
An Omen


Feels like everything in it's right place.
22El-P
Cancer 4 Cure


Admittedly my first go at a full El-P album. El-P brings the aggressive NYC flow and aesthetic throughout the album. This should probably be higher on the list actually.
21Grizzly Bear
Shields


Grizzly Bear add some muscle to their sound, but they still stay lean and delicate. If it ain't broke don't fix it-applies here
20Graph Rabbit
Snowblind


Gorgeous soft ambient indie pop record. If any of the recommended records on the list interest you you should probably get this http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/52538/Graph-Rabbit-Snowblind/
19Ab-Soul
Control System


Ab-Soul has and loses everything within the tales of Control System. The variety of beats on this album flow well, and Ab rides all of them.
18Lone
Galaxy Garden


Having a lounge party in a waterfall while in outerspace.
17Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...


Fiona Apple and tales of the angry insane piano.
16Lushlife
Plateau Vision


Lushlife and the other MC's here are on point and are solid, but it's those lush and harmonious samples they rap over that really drive the album aesthetic.
15Burial
Kindred


Baby you
14zeroh
tape


short interesting listen. Take MF DOOM and him make him motherf*cking certified lo-fi. Oh and it's free http://horez.bandcamp.com/
13Lotus Plaza
Spooky Action At A Distance


The "im running through open fields of paradise playing frisbee with lush blue skies" album.
12Death Grips
No Love Deep Web


Death Grips most challenging album yet, MC ride is placed more in forefront and is not afraid to push his vocals to the point of losing them. They also manage to dig deeper....or darker to phrase more appropriately.
11IamamiwhoamI
Kin


Dreamy Indie Pop, crazy videos not necessary to enjoy this album
10Killer Mike
R.A.P. Music


Killer Mike + El-P= Match made in heaven. Waiting on that collab EP!
9Frank Ocean
Channel Orange


With his gorgeous bari-tenor voice, Frank Ocean has proved to be a solid songwriter and storyteller with Channel Orange. Where the Weeknd took R&B to a dark experimental venue, Frank Ocean's experiments are much more easy going and light-hearted.
8School Of Seven Bells
Ghostory


Atmospheric, sultry, smooth, and dreamy. SVIIB finally add some substance to their songs to make for a sonically tight and engaging listen
7Big K.R.I.T.
4eva N A Day


Pretty much hated Southern Hip-hop until I heard this. Going thru a day of Big K.R.I.T. A highly introspective album with Krit going thru the highs and lows.
6Beach House
Bloom


Beach House continues to be consistent, if it ain't broke why fix it?
5Port St. Willow
Holiday


Melancholy And Infinite Sadness
4Kendrick Lamar
good kid, m.A.A.d city


If Pirus and Crips all got along, They'd probably gun me down by the end of this song, Seem like the whole city go against me, Every time I'm in the street I hear. "YAWK! YAWK! YAWK! YAWK"
3Portico Quartet
Portico Quartet


True 21st century fusion of jazz and electronica mix collectively into a style that only these guys can create.
2 Periphery
Periphery II: This Time It's Personal


Total bias on this one. Pediphery continues their same tricks but with tighter songwriting, Spencer's much improved vocals. And those melodies and harmonies, oh my gawd
1Death Grips
The Money Store


GET GET GET GET GOT GOT GOT GOT I GOT THAT FEVER BLACKJACK HUSTLE BONES COMIN OUT MA MOUTH I STAY NOIDED 25 8 PUNK WEIGHT BITCH PLEASE YOU MUST BE SMOKING ROCKS TEACHING BEETCHES HOW TO SWIM HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUR CAR ALARM I'M IN YOUR AREA
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