The Top 25 Albums of 2012

This was the first year that I felt out of touch with music. I feel like I spent a lot less time discovering music that in many years previous. This was the year that my monthly music mixes died, which is a real bummer. I miss spending the time on them. I am working on one to accompany this list, but I didn’t want to hold out on publishing. I seem to always do these things late. In any case, these are the best albums of the year. Hopefully you’ll discover something you didn’t know about previously. 

Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

Tame Impala – Lonerism

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Father John Misty – Fear Fun

Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

Django Django – Django Django

Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

Metz – Metz

Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

Neil Young – Psychedelic Pill

Twin Shadow – Confess

Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Death Grips – The Money Store

Jessie Ware – Devotion

Yeasayer – Fragrant World

The Walkmen – Heaven

Purity Ring – Shrines

School of Seven Bells – Ghostory

Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts

Torche – Harmonicraft

Beach House – Bloom

Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber

Did I miss anything?