For the past several years, I’ve been keeping a list of my favourite new albums each year. Here’s my list for 2012.
- Beach House – Bloom
- Tame Impala – Lonerism
- Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
- Joel Plaskett Emergency – Scrappy Happiness
- Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
- Chromatics – Kill for Love
- Grizzly Bear – Shields
- Jack White – Blunderbuss
- Hot Chip – In Our Heads
- M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion
- Matthew E. White – Big Inner
_Edit:_ I somehow overlooked the fact that Jack White’s Blunderbuss was released in 2012. Added to the list.
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.
- M83 — Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
- Girls — Father, Son Holy Ghost
- The Strokes — Angles
- Bon Iver — Bon Iver
- Real Estate — Days
- The Kills — Blood Pressures
- Handsome Furs — Sound Kapital
- Holy Ghost! — Holy Ghost!
- My Morning Jacket — Circuital
- Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks — Mirror Traffic