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Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part 4


Sorry for the delay, but here it is, the fourth and final post of my favorite albums of 2012 (so far).  If I had to rank my favorite albums of the year today, at least three of the albums below would make the cut.  But alas, I still have about 5 months to narrow it down, but please check back in December to see who makes the cut.  If you haven’t already, be sure to check out parts 1-3 (part 1//part 2//part3) and please, leave a comment below, or look me up on twitter or facebook, and let me know what your favorite albums of 2012 are (so far).


Sigur Rós//Valtari


Sleigh Bells//Reign of Terror


Spiritualized//Sweet Heart, Sweet Light


Tanlines//Mixed Emotions


Teen Daze//All of Us, Together


Tennis//Young & Old




The Walkmen//Heaven


Yann Tiersen//Skyline


Yellow Ostrich//Strange Land


Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part 3


Lower Dens//Nootropics


M. Ward//A Wasteland Companion


Memoryhouse//The Slideshow Effect


The Mynabirds//GENERALS


Norah Jones//Little Broken Hearts


Now, Now//Threads


Of Monsters And Men//My Head Is An Animal




Porcelain Raft//Strange Weekend


Sharon Van Etten//Tramp


Part 4 coming soon. Stay tuned.
(if you haven’t already, be sure to check our Part 1 & Part 2)

Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part 2

My favorite albums of 2012 (so far) continue today with some really exciting releases, including the solo debut from the one and only Jack White, the exciting debut from Kishi Bashi, and the beautiful new release from Lost in the TreesA Church That Fits Our Need.  If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 and stay tuned for parts 3 and 4 later this week.


Fanfarlo//Rooms Filled With Light


First Aid Kit//The Lion’s Roar


Frankie Rose//Interstellar






Islands//A Sleep & A Forgetting


Jack White//Blunderbuss


Japandroids//Celebration Rock


Kishi Bashi//151a


Lost In The Trees//A Church That Fits Our Needs


Part 3 coming soon.  Stay tuned.

Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part 1

I hadn’t really thought this post would have multiple parts, but it seems my intentions became much more ambitious as I sat down to finally write this.  In my defense, 2012 has been another fantastic year of music.  We’ve had new releases from the likes of Sigur Rós, Beach House, Air, and Sleigh Bells, as well as some really exciting debuts, including those from Alabama Shakes, Porcelain Raft, Clock Opera, and Kishi Bashi.  On top of all that, we still have new stuff from The xx, Passion Pit, Yeasayer, and Animal Collective on the horizon.  Needless to say, I’m in love with a lot of music right now and it’s gonna be super hard for me to narrow down my favorites come December.

So as we wait for the “best of” season, I’m gonna showcase my 40 favorite albums of the year so far.  To make things a bit easier on my end, they’ll be in alphabetical order.  Like I said earlier, narrowing this list down and picking favorites among favorites will be no easy task and I only want to do it once this year.  So without further ado, I present my Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part I.  Enjoy.


Air//Le voyage dans la lune


Alabama Shakes//Boys & Girls


Beach House//Bloom


Bright Moments//Natives


Chiddy Bang//Breakfast


Clock Opera//Ways To Forget


Cloud Nothings//Attack On Memory


Craft Spells//Gallery



Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros//Here




Part 2 coming soon.  Stay tuned.