Perhaps a little early but I've compiled a list of my favourite albums of 2012. I'm not usually so organized but this year these albums stood out and didn't seem to be getting enough attention.

#1. Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet the Congos - Icon give thank
As a big fan of Sun Araw's work (and to a lesser extent LA Vampires) and the Congo's classic "Heart of the Congos" I nearly dropped my bong when I saw this collaboration had happened and it was out already. Then I heard it. And now it's my #1. Jah love/

#2. Alex Under - La Maquina De Bolas
Came to this with no knowledge of Alex Under and no expectations and just love this record. Stunning minimal techno dub or something.
Bola 6.2

#3. Julia Holter - Ekstatis
Heard about her before I heard her so had some expectations for this one but on a couple of listens this album really got to me. There are 2 versions of this track on the album, it was hard to pick which to include.

#4. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
Initial I found this record hard to like but I slowly came to love it. This track was the first I heard and is still my favourite. This record has a great energy to it and flows beautiful track to track.

#5. Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet
Some dark english jazz. Not much to say about it except it's brilliant, just listen.

Honourable mentions for: Lukid - Lonely at the top, Grimes - Vision, Why? - Mumps, etc, Bat For Lashes - Haunted Man, Moon Duo - Circles, Nathan Fake - Steam Days

One Response so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    GRIMES. Thanks for introducing me to my number 1 album of 2012.

    -Med GrcFriff

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