Staff Lists: Honorable Mentions Of 2012

Honorable Mentions Of 2012

Honorable Mentions Of 2012 | Top 100 Tracks Of 2012 | Top 50 Albums Of 2012

It just didn’t feel right to us to let these albums and songs go unrepresented. After meticulously putting together our own personal top fifty lists for each respective category, we watched in agony as some of our favorites slipped out of the rankings as more lists trickled in. We have compiled those albums and tracks that just missed making the cut from our staff lists, and they are listed below in alphabetical order by artist. There are fifteen albums included and twenty-five tracks that we couldn’t live without giving some love.

Ab-Soul – Control System [Top Dawg Entertainment]
Actress – R.I.P. [Honest Jon’s]
Allah-Las – The Allah-Las [Innovative Leisure]
Burial – Kindred [EP] [Hyperdub]
Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits [Merge]
Hot Chip – In Our Heads [Domino]
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action At A Distance [Kranky]
Mac DeMarco – 2 [Captured Tracks]
Matthew E. White – Big Inner [Hometapes / Spacebomb]
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill [Warner Bros.]
Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It [Matador]
Poliça – Give You The Ghost [Totally Gross National Product]
Sigur Rós – Valtari [Parlophone]
Ty Segall – Twins [Drag City]
Yeasayer – Fragrant World [Secretly Canadian]

AlunaGeorge – “Your Drums, Your Love”Your Drums, Your Love [EP] [Island]
Bob Dylan – “Roll on John”Tempest [Columbia]
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”Unorthodox Jukebox [Atlantic]
CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”The Mother We Share [Single] [National Anthem]
Divine Fits – “For Your Heart”A Thing Called Divine Fits [Merge]
Ellie Goulding – “Anything Could Happen”Halcyon [Polydor]
Gary Clark, Jr. – “Numb”Blak & Blu [Warner Bros.]
Goat – “Goatman”World Music [Stranded Rekords / Rocket Recordings]
Heartless Bastards – “Parted Ways”Arrow [Partisan]
Jens Lekman – “I Know What Love Isn’t”I Know What Love Isn’t [Secretly Canadian]
Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem”Born To Die [Interscope]
Lee Fields & The Expressions – “Wish You Were Here”Faithful Man [Truth & Soul]
Michael Kiwanuka – “Home Again”Home Again [Polydor]
Miguel – “Adorn”Kaleidoscope Dream [RCA]
Mike Wexler – “Prime”Dispossession [Mexican Summer]
Mikky Ekko – “Pull Me Down (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)”Pull Me Down [Single] [RCA]
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – “Walk Like A Giant”Psychedelic Pill [Warner Bros.]
Pissed Jeans – “Bathroom Laughter”Honeys [Sub Pop]
Rihanna – “Diamonds”Unapologetic [Def Jam]
Roc Marciano – “Pistolier”Reloaded [Decon]
Sigur Rós – “Ég Anda”Valtari [Parlophone]
Stars – “Theory of Relativity”The North [ATO / Soft Revolution]
Swans – “Song For a Warrior”The Seer [Young God]
The Men – “Turn It Around”Open Your Heart [Sacred Bones]
Tomas Barfod – “November Skies (Jerome LOL Remix)”November Skies [Single] [Friends Of Friends]


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