Top Albums of 2012: 100-51

It’s really hard to narrow down a list of Top Albums of 2012, especially when you have four contributors with different opinions.  We gave the reins to Nathan.Lankford and Nicole Baumann on this one, since they write the majority of the album reviews, but we all have a little representation within this.  Now, we do realize that our site has specialized tastes, so please realize that these are our OPINIONS.  You’re welcome to disagree, and, in fact, we encourage that process.  Also, we’re doing a Top 100 because so many records came out this year, it wouldn’t be fair to narrow it down.  Not to mention it might lead you to discover some hits you hadn’t heard about yet. Oh, and we don’t really like Frank Ocean or hip-hop…just a personal choice…here’s the first segment.

100 – Lace CurtainsThe Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness

99 - Junk CultureWild Quiet

98 – Saint MotelVoyeur

97 – MetzMetz

96 – CrocodilesEndless Flowers

95 – So Many WizardsWarm Nothing

94 – Big Wave RidersLife Less Ordinary

93 – The PharmacyStoned and Alone

92 – Daughn GibsonAll Hell

91 – Beachwood SparksTarnished Gold

90 – The MemoriesThe Memories

89 – VolcanoPinata

88 – Unnatural HelpersLand Grab

87 – Titus AndronicusLocal Business

86 – Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold

85 – The BabiesOur House on the Hill

84 – The Calm Blue SeaArrivals & Departures

83 – Ty Segall BandSlaughterhouse

82 – Evans the DeathEvans the Death

81 – Natural ChildHard in Heaven

80 – King TuffKing Tuff

79 – Woolen KitsFour Girls

78 – The Eastern SeaPlague

77 – Pop SinglesAll Gone

76 – Dot DashWinter Garden Light

75 – White ArrowsDry Land is Not a Myth

74 – La SeraSees the Light

73 – White WiresWWIII

72 – Grape StreetA Date With You

71 – AC NewmanShut Down the Streets

70 – Allo DarlinEurope

69 – Teen DazeAll of Us Together

68 – Dana BuoySummer Bodies

67 – Mind SpidersMeltdown

66 – We Can’t Enjoy OurselvesMake a Mess of Sacred Ground

65 – The Daredevil Christopher WrightThe Nature of Things

64 – Screaming FemalesUgly

63 – BowerbirdsThe Clearing

62 – GravenhurstThe Ghost of Daylight

61 – HologramsHolograms

60 – Hot ChipIn Our Heads

59 – Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man

58 – The XXCoexist

57 – Two Wounded BirdsTwo Wounded Birds

56 – The Wave PicturesLong Black Cars

55 – Jens LekmanI Know What Love Isn’t

54 – Cat PowerSun

53 – OBN IIIsOBN IIIs

52 – The Wedding PresentValentina

51 – HospitalityHospitality

Coming tomorrow is the 2nd half of our list.  Maybe your favorite album is in the top 50?  We shall see.  Maybe our whole Frank Ocecan thing was just to throw you off? Only the future will tell. See you tomorrow.

3 Comments on “Top Albums of 2012: 100-51”

  • Joey P said on Dec 05th, 2012

    Clearly you are saving all the ones I love for the top 50.

  • nathan.lankford said on Dec 05th, 2012

    Of course! But wait, you didn’t love any of these?

  • Andrew Hill said on Dec 06th, 2012

    Great list! Looking forward to 50-1.

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