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Top 50 albums of 2012

(Quick note: I originally had ScHoolboy Q, Baroness, and Beach House in low positions, but bumped them to the previously published honorable mentions list to make room for a few things I forgot.)

  1. Swans - The Seer
  2. Death Grips - The Money Store
  3. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
  4. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
  5. Burial - Kindred
  6. The Men - Open Your Heart
  7. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
  8. El-P  - Cancer 4 Cure
  9. Actress - R.I.P.
  10. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
  11. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
  12. Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker
  13. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
  14. Metz - Metz
  15. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
  16. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
  17. Loma Prieta - I.V.
  18. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
  19. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
  20. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
  21. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
  22. Grimes - Visions
  23. The Ropes - Always Nothing
  24. Tame Impala - Lonerism
  25. Bob Mould - Silver Age
  26. Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB
  27. Gaza - No Absolutes in Human Suffering
  28. Bob Dylan - Tempest
  29. White Lung - Sorry
  30. Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay
  31. Disappears - Pre Language
  32. Om - Advaitic Songs
  33. DIIV - Oshin
  34. JJ DOOM - Key to the Kuffs
  35. Black Breath - Sentenced To Life
  36. Wild Nothing - Nocturne
  37. Torche - Harminocraft
  38. Crazy Spirit - Crazy Spirit
  39. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
  40. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
  41. Ty Segall - Twins
  42. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
  43. iamamiwhoami - kin
  44. Lil B - God’s Father
  45. Whirr - Pipe Dreams
  46. Merchandise - Children of Desire
  47. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
  48. Lust for Youth - Growing Seeds
  49. Chromatics - Kill for Love
  50. Pop. 1280 - The Horror

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Top 50 albums of 2012: Honorable mentions

Here are some albums from this year that are pretty good

  • Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  • ScHoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
  • Baroness - Yellow & Green
  • Beach House - Bloom
  • Masked Intruder LP
  • Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
  • School Jerks LP
  • Natural Law - Find the Flock
  • Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
  • Anhedonist - Netherwards
  • White Fence - Family Perfume Vol. 1&2
  • Screaming Females - Ugly
  • Titus Andronicus - Local Business
  • Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
  • Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
  • The Caretaker - Patience (After Sebald)
  • John Talabot - ƒin
  • Frankie Rose - Interstellar
  • Julia Holter - Ekstasis
  • Echo Lake - Wild Peace
  • Alcest - Les Voyages De L’Âme

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Top 5 hardcore EPs of 2012

I’ll start posting my full albums soon. Think it will be 50. As usual, I’m going to try to not write much and I will probably fail.

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5. Dawn of Humans - Blurst of the Birdfish (Toxic State)

Straight forward beats, ominous riffs, vocalist who sounds like he was just stabbed in the throat.

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4. Kremlin - Will You Feed Me? (Hardware)

Fast noisy Canadians. Vocalist looks like this kid I went to high school with.

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3. Birth Deformities - Suburbanized (Cowabunga!)

Pretty fun traditional hardcore from Chicago featuring members of Cülo.

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2. Hoax 2nd EP (Youth Attack)

Hoax also released their 3rd EP this year through Painkiller Records, but this gloomy and frightening mess is a lot better.

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1. Creem - Creem (Deranged)

A band that manages to be really raw and really catchy at the same time, like a young Fucked Up. Some of the best riffs in years.

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