Eric Portelance

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12.30.2012 My Favourite Albums of 2012

For the past several years, I’ve been keeping a list of my favourite new albums each year. Here’s my list for 2012.

  1. Beach House – Bloom
  2. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  3. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
  4. Joel Plaskett Emergency – Scrappy Happiness
  5. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
  6. Chromatics – Kill for Love
  7. Grizzly Bear – Shields
  8. Jack White – Blunderbuss
  9. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  10. M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion
  11. Matthew E. White – Big Inner

_Edit:_ I somehow overlooked the fact that Jack White’s Blunderbuss was released in 2012. Added to the list.

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1.7.2012 My Favourite Albums of 2011

In keeping with a somewhat regular tradition, I’m documenting here my favourite albums of 2011. If you haven’t listened to these, you would be doing yourself a favour to check some of them out.

  1. M83 — Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  2. Girls — Father, Son Holy Ghost
  3. The Strokes — Angles
  4. Bon Iver — Bon Iver
  5. Real Estate — Days
  6. The Kills — Blood Pressures
  7. Handsome Furs — Sound Kapital
  8. Holy Ghost! — Holy Ghost!
  9. My Morning Jacket — Circuital
  10. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks — Mirror Traffic

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