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Top Records of 2012

  1. Toys That Kill — Fambly 42
  2. Propagandhi — Failed States
  3. The Menzingers — On the Impossible Past
  4. Fiona Apple — The Idler Wheel
  5. Japandroids — Celebration Rock
  6. Future of the Left — The Plot Against Common Sense
  7. Metz — S/T
  8. The Evens — The Odds
  9. Cat Power — Sun
  10. Torche — Harmonicraft
  11. Cloud Nothings — Attack on Memory
  12. Masked Intruder — S/T
  13. The Mountain Goats — Transcendental Youth
  14. Swearin’ — S/T

Honorable Mentions:

  • John K. Samson — Provincial
  • Forgetters — S/T
  • The Holy Mess — Candy Ru Las Degas
  • Tim Barry — 40 Miler 
  • Arliss Nancy — Simple Machines
  • Baroness — Yellow & Green

Best record I discovered in 2012 not released in 2012:

  • Direct Hit! — Domesplitter

Playlist of this list is here.

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Top Records of 2012

  1. Toys That Kill — Fambly 42
  2. Propagandhi — Failed States
  3. The Menzingers — On the Impossible Past
  4. Fiona Apple — The Idler Wheel
  5. Japandroids — Celebration Rock
  6. Future of the Left — The Plot Against Common Sense
  7. Metz — S/T
  8. The Evens — The Odds
  9. Cat Power — Sun
  10. Torche — Harmonicraft
  11. Cloud Nothings — Attack on Memory
  12. Masked Intruder — S/T
  13. The Mountain Goats — Transcendental Youth
  14. Swearin’ — S/T

Honorable Mentions:

  • John K. Samson — Provincial
  • Forgetters — S/T
  • The Holy Mess — Candy Ru Las Degas
  • Tim Barry — 40 Miler 
  • Arliss Nancy — Simple Machines
  • Baroness — Yellow & Green

Best record I discovered in 2012 not released in 2012:

  • Direct Hit! — Domesplitter

Playlist of this list is here.