Best Albums of 2012: version 2.0

Best Albums of 2012
Version 2.0 2.1 (January-June)
For previous years see
LPs
  1. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  2. Shearwater – Animal Joy
  3. Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
  4. Dr. Dog – Be the Void 
  5. John K. Samson – Provincial 
  6. Gift of Gab – The Next Logical Progression
  7. Ben Kweller – Go Fly a Kite 
  8. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
  9. Andrew Bird – Break it Yourself 
  10. Bahamas – Barchords 
  11. fun. – Some Nights 
  12. Rocky Votolato – Television of Saints
  13. Dent May – Do Things 
  14. Sigur Ros – Valtari
  15. The Lumineers – The Lumineers 
  16. Matt Pryor – May Day 
  17. Matt Pryor – Still There’s a Light 
  18. Beach House – Bloom
  19. Sun Kil Moon – Among the Leaves 
  20. Brendan Benson – What Kind of World
  21. Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere
  22. James Vincent McMorrow – Early in the Morning
  23. Craig Finn – Clear Heart Full Eyes
  24. Jack White – Blunderbuss
  25. For all the Girls (Drew Danburry) – For all the Girls
  26. Lyrics Born – Lyrics Born Variety Show: Season 5
  27. Rufus Wainwright – Out of the Game 
  28. Galactic – Carnivale Electricos
  29. Fanfarlo – Rooms Filled with Light

    EPs
    1. RA Scion – Beg, Borrow, Steal [Free EP]
    2. Damien Jurado – Maraqopa Sessions Blue/Red/Yellow 3×7″ series
    3. Rocky Votolato – The Let Go EP  
    4. Josh Ritter – Bringing in the Darlings
    5. Sam Means – Nona 
    6. Less than Jake – Seasons Greetings 

      Singles / 7 inches / Misc
      1. Iron & Wine – One More Try [single] b/t Trouble
      2. Blue Scholars – May Day [single]
      3. Jeremy Enigk – Last Rights [Damien Jurado cover] [Free Download from Seattle Times]
      4. Andrew Bird – The Crown Salesman [single] b/t So Much Wine
      5. Bon Iver – Towers [single] b/t Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)
      6. Cold War Kids – Minimum Day [single]
      7. Beach House – Lazuli [single] b/t Equal Mind
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      Best Albums of 2012: version 1.0

      Best Albums of 2012
      Version 1.0 (January-March)
      For previous years see
      LPs
      1. Shearwater – Animal Joy
      2. Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
      3. Dr. Dog – Be the Void
      4. Andrew Bird – Break it Yourself
      5. Gift of Gab – The Next Logical Progression
      6. fun. – Some Nights
      7. John K. Samson – Provincial
      8. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
      9. Ben Kweller – Go Fly a Kite
      10. Rocky Votolato – Television of Saints
      11. Matt Pryor – May Day 
      12. Matt Pryor – Still There’s a Light 
      13. Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere
      14. Beach House – Bloom
      15. Craig Finn – Clear Heart Full Eyes
      16. For all the Girls (Drew Danburry) – For all the Girls
      17. Lyrics Born – Lyrics Born Variety Show: Season 5
      18. Galactic – Carnivale Electricos
      19. Fanfarlo – Rooms Filled with Light

        EPs
        1. RA Scion – Beg, Borrow, Steal [Free EP]
        2. Damien Jurado – Maraqopa Sessions Blue/Red/Yellow 3×7″ series
        3. Rocky Votolato – The Let Go EP  
        4. Josh Ritter – Bringing in the Darlings
        5. Less than Jake – Seasons Greetings 

          Singles / 7 inches / Misc
          1. Jeremy Enigk – Last Rights [Damien Jurado cover] [Free Download from Seattle Times]
          2. Andrew Bird – The Crown Salesman [single] b/t So Much Wine
          3. Bon Iver – Towers [single] b/t Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)
          4. Cold War Kids – Minimum Day [single]

          Best Albums of 2010 (1 of 4) (amended)

          This is an amendment to my previous post.  I recently have been listening to the new Mumford & Sons album, and didn’t include it on this list because I saw that it had been released in October of 2009.  But, a friend (Ryan of You Look Nice Today Photography) just mentioned that October 2009 was the UK release, the US release was February 2010!!!  Hooray!  That means I can include it on this years list, and at #1 on less!

          Here are my favorite albums for the first 3 months of 2010.  Rather than monthly editions, I am only doing 4 this year. 

          LPs

          1. Mumford & SonsSign No More
          2. ShearwaterThe Golden Archipelago
          3. Rocky VotolatoTrue Devotion
          4. JonsiGo 
          5. Vampire WeekendContra
          6. The Weakerthans Live at Burton Cummings Theatre
          7. The Morning BendersBig Echo
          8. Broken BellsBroken Bells
          9. Beach HouseTeen Dream
          10. SpoonTransference
          11. Drew DanburryGoodnight Gary
          12. GalacticYa-Ka-May
          13. Rogue WavePermalight

          EPs

          1. Cold War Kids Behave Yourself
          2. Bright Eyes & Neva DinovaOne Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (Reissue with new tracks)

            Best Albums of 2010 (1 of 4)

            Here are my favorite albums for the first 3 months of 2010.  Rather than monthly editions, I am only doing 4 this year. 

            LPs

            1. ShearwaterThe Golden Archipelago
            2. Rocky VotolatoTrue Devotion
            3. JonsiGo 
            4. Vampire WeekendContra
            5. The Weakerthans Live at Burton Cummings Theatre
            6. The Morning BendersBig Echo
            7. Broken BellsBroken Bells
            8. Beach HouseTeen Dream
            9. SpoonTransference
            10. Drew DanburryGoodnight Gary
            11. GalacticYa-Ka-May
            12. Rogue WavePermalight

            EPs

            1. Cold War Kids Behave Yourself
            2. Bright Eyes & Neva DinovaOne Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (Reissue with new tracks)