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My Top 65 Albums Of 2012

This is just my opinion guysssss. I truly love all of these. Comments on my top 10, then favorite rrrsongs for the rest.
65Wild Nothing
Nocturne


Nocturne
64Father John Misty
Fear Fun


Nancy from Now On
63Mariee Sioux
Gift for the End


Tule
62Moonface
With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery


Heartbreaking Bravery
61Heartless Bastards
Arrow


Only for You
60Tamaryn
Tender New Signs


Heavenly Bodies
59Liars
WIXIW


WIXIW
58The Twilight Sad
No One Can Ever Know


Nil
57 El Perro Del Mar
Pale Fire


Walk on By
56Grouper
Violet Replacement


Sleep
55 Niki & the Dove
Instinct


Tomorrow
54Burial
Kindred


Kindred (I know this is an EP but it's just too good)
53Laurel Halo
Quarantine


Thaw
52Port St. Willow
Holiday


Amawalk
51Loscil
Sketches from New Brighton


Hastings Special
50Deerhoof
Breakup Song


There's that Grin
49The xx
Coexist


Try
48Lower Dens
Nootropics


Nova Anthem
47How to Dress Well
Total Loss


Ocean Floor for Everything
46Andrew Bird
Break it Yourself


Hole in the Ocean Floor
45Metric
Synthetica


Clone
44Angel Olsen
Half Way Home


Lonely Universe
43Brian Eno
LUX


LUX 1
42 First Aid Kit
The Lion's Roar


Emmylou
41Dan Deacon
America


USA: III. Rail
40Ane Brun
It All Starts With One


Words
39Santigold
Master of My Make-Believe


This Isn't Our Parade
38 Larkin Grimm
Soul Retrieval


The Road is Paved Leaves
37Lost in the Trees
A Church that Fits Our Needs


This Dead Bird is Beautiful
36Mirel Wagner
Mirel Wagner


Red
35Sigur Ros
Valtari


Flogur PIano
34 Soap&Skin
Narrow


Vater
33Beth Orton
Sugaring Season


Mystery
32Jessica Pratt
Jessica Pratt


Half Twain the Jesse
31Kira Kira
Feathermagnetik


Soothe
30Grimes
Visions


Skin
29Amanda Palmer
Theatre is Evil


The Bed Song
28Jesca Hoop
The House That Jack Built


D.N.R.
27 Crystal Castles
III


Violent Youth
26Hot Chip
In Our Heads


Let Me Be Him
25 The Luyas
Animator


Your Name's Mostly Water
24Dirty Projectors
Swing Lo Magellan


About to Die
23Lianne la Havas
Is Your Love Big Enough?


Gone
22Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil


White Foxes
21Julia Holter
Ekstasis


Boy in the Moon
20Cat Power
Sun


Human Being
19 Windy & Carl
We Will Always Be


Fainting in the Presence of the Lord
18Anna von Hausswolff
Ceremony


Liturgy of Light
17Holly Herndon
Movement


Breathe
16Sharon van Etten
Tramp


All I Can
15 Jens Lekman
I Know What Love Isn't


The World Moves On
14Stars
The North


Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
13Taken by Trees
Other Worlds


Your Place or Mine
12Grizzly Bear
Shields


Sun in Your Eyes.
11Light Asylum
Light Asylum


Shallow Tears.
10Mirrorring
Foreign Body


I don't think I was more excited for any album more than Fiona Apple and this one in 2012. Tiny Vipers (Jesy Fortino) and Grouper (Liz Harris) are two of my favorite artists, and they have been quietly releasing exquisite albums over the past few years. And, although still quite quietly released, their first collaborative release as Mirrorring fits right in with their catalog. Very clearly a collaboration (although its best song, "Silent from Above," is mostly a Fortino track with subtle harmonies from Harris). This is one of my favorite listening experiences of the year, and definitely better than it needed to be. These two women remain at the top of their game.
9School of Seven Bells
Ghostory


I will stick up for SVIIB for the long haul. I believe in them. They have made three great records, each one slightly better than the last. As far as I am concerned, they are on an upward trajectory. Ghostory is blissful, intricate, catchy, and varied. "Lafaye" is their best song yet, and then there's the spacious, gauzy "Reappear." Comparisons and influences aside, SVIIB have made a very, very good LP in Ghostory, and it is one I will return to time and time again.
8David Byrne & St. Vincent
Love This Giant


Both these people are so good, it would have been a shame if this sucked. It could have, easily. But it doesn't. It could have used more of Annie Clark's insane shredding abilities, but the horns are so funky and delicious. "Who", "The Forest Awakes", and "I Should Watch TV" are just so freakin' good; they wiggle their ways in your brain and stay firmly planted, all golden and scrumptious. This really does apply to the whole album; it's full of brassy, surprising, lovely ear worms. A fine record from two of the very finest musicians.
7Chairlift
Something


When Chairlift came out with their debut, Does You Inspire You?, I was perplexed. Some of it was great, some of it... not-so-great. I would never have thought they could bounce back so strongly - especially after losing a member - but they do on Something. A year ago I wouldn't have thought they'd ever be on my top 10 list, but this album is just so damn good. "I Belong In Your Arms" is one of 2012's best love songs, and "Amanaemonesia" and "Take it Out on Me" are catchy as hell. I don't know what to say: this is hooky, well-crafted, slick pop music. Chairlift, keep 'em comin.
6 The Tallest Man On Earth
There's No Leaving Now


Tallest Man on Earth is responsible for one of 2010's best records, The Wild Hunt, and is now responsible for one of 2012's best. He finally got more people to play with him (he must have been lonely!) and with the little augmentations - the amazing lap steel on "Bright Lanterns," the extremely quiet thump in "Leading Me Now" - really help to enhance his sound. His songwriting keeps getting better, and this closes with his best song yet, the devastating "On Every Page."
5Beach House
Bloom


Maybe it's just because they've been one of my favorite bands since their self-titled came out (still my favorite record of theirs) but Beach House are, to me, one of the most consistent bands in existence right now. Some say this is to a fault, that they have stagnated. I disagree. They have fine-tuned their sound to an extent that would have not seemed possible. This is still the same band that wrote tinny, minuscule constructions like "House on the Hill" and "Apple Orchard," but this time they give us beautes like "Lazuli" and "Other People." I honestly feel like I wouldn't mind if they kept tuning their sound for a few more albums. They're one of the best at what they do.
4Scott Walker
Bish Bosch


Oh Scott Walker. I admit I have not heard his well-respected art-pop albums from the 60s and 70s. I only started paying attention when The Drift came out. That was a masterful album (as was Tilt before it) and now, finishing out the trilogy, is another incredible work, Bish Bosch. Working again with the "blocks of sound" approach, Walker uses very interesting instrumentation and well-timed, odd sound effects to get his various points across (and there are probably half a million). "SDSS14+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)" is phenomenal, and "Epizootics!" has a really insistent, infectious tubax riff. Ending the album with a brief, funereal snippet of Jingle Bells on the xylophone, Walker might have made his best album yet.
3Bat for Lashes
The Haunted Man


I think I am in the minority with this album, though I don't know why. Natasha Khan is one of the finest female songwriters of the past few years, as exemplified by her previous work, Two Suns. The Haunted Man is probably her best yet (although only just) and works on a level that is subtle yet bombastic, poetic yes accessible. "Laura," a terribly pretty ballad; "All Your Gold," her catchiest song yet; and "Lilies," with her mountain-moving wail of "Thank God I'm aliiiive!" all combine to prove how vital and wonderful this record is. I wish it got more recognition than it seemed to get, but it sure got its share from me.
2Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It


Mike Hadreas is sad, guys. Good thing he writes these beautiful albums and comes out stronger for it. Put Your Back N 2 It takes everything that was great and lovely about his debut, Learning, and betters it almost in every way. This is a very concise record, about 32 minutes, but it says all it needs to say across its 12 emotional songs. Some are very brief ("No Tear" is less than two minutes) but all of them are moving, and yes, very very lovely. He is a true talent, and this is definitely one of 2012's best.
1Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...


Fiona Apple made a hell of a comeback. (Although is this reeeeally a comeback? She took three years between Tidal and When the Pawn, six years until Extraordinary Machine, and now seven years before Idler Wheel). Long pauses are in her DNA - just as longwinded titles are - but so is brilliant, impeccable, genius songwriting. Apple is at the top of her game throughout Idler Wheel, and it is definitely a career best. Songs like "Werewolf", "Daredevil", and "Left Alone" are impossibly good, as is the intricate and mind-boggling "Hot Knife" that ends it. Idler Wheel is Apple's best work yet, a truly perfect record.
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