Staff Lists: Readers’ Poll 2012 Results

Readers' Poll 2012
Thanks to everyone who participated in our first annual readers’ poll! It was a great year of music and though Tactile Tracks was only around for the last half of it, we really appreciate all of the support in sharing the experience together with our readers. We look forward to an amazing 2013, our first full year as a publication.

It turns out that our readers’ tastes align quite a bit with our staff’s (five albums are on both our top ten and your’s), and you can see that by checking out our Top 50 Albums Of 2012 and Top 100 Tracks Of 2012 after you’re done reading through the results here.

The winner of the $25 Insound gift certificate is Kaspar Caldwell! Congratulations, Kaspar. You will receive an email on how to redeem the code shortly.

We hope you had a fantastic holiday season and here’s looking forward to another great year of music. Enjoy the results and we look forward to the next readers’ poll.

Top 25 Albums
Tame Impala - Lonerism
01. Tame Impala – Lonerism [Modular]
02. The Walkmen – Heaven [Fat Possum / Bella Union]
03. Father John Misty – Fear Fun [Sub Pop]
04. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange [Def Jam]
05. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city [Top Dawg  / Aftermath / Interscope]
06. Grizzly Bear – Shields [Warp]
07. Chromatics – Kill For Love [Italians Do It Better]
08. Jessie Ware – Devotion [PMR / Island]
09. Beach House – Bloom [Sub Pop]
10. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light [Double Six / Fat Possum]
11. Dr. Dog – Be The Void [Anti-]
12. Wild Nothing – Nocturne [Captured Tracks]
13. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Nothing [Carpark]
14. Tanlines – Mixed Emotions [True Panther Sounds]
15. Japandroids – Celebration Rock [Polyvinyl]
16. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar [Wichita]
17. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do [Epic / Clean Slate]
18. Jack White – Blunderbuss [Third Man / XL / Columbia]
19. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes [Warp]
20. The xx – Coexist [Young Turks]
21. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls [Rough Trade / ATO]
22. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave [Canvasback]
23. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan [Domino]
24. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! [Constellation]
25. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music [Williams Street]

Top 25 Tracks
Frank Ocean - Pyramids
01. Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” – Channel Orange [Def Jam]
02. Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again” – Shields [Warp]
03. Chromatics – “Lady”Kill For Love [Italians Do It Better]
04. Frank Ocean – “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”Channel Orange [Def Jam]
05. Cloud Nothings – “Wasted Days”Attack On Memory [Carpark]
06. Jack White – “Sixteen Saltines”Blunderbuss [Third Man / XL / Columbia]
07. Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”Fear Fun [Sub Pop]
08. The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”The Lumineers [Dualtone]
09. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Mladic”‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! [Constellation]
10. Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”good kid, m.A.A.d city [Top Dawg / Aftermath / Interscope]
11. M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”Mantagi [XL]
12. Miguel – “Do You”Kaleidoscope Dream [RCA]
13. of Montreal – “We Will Commit Wolf Murder”Paralytic Stalks [Polyvinyl]
14. Tame Impala – “Apocalypse Dreams”Lonerism [Modular]
15. Taylor Swift – “All Too Well”Red [Big Machine]
16. The Walkmen – “Heaven”Heaven [Fat Possum / Bella Union]
17. Delta Spirit – “California”Delta Spirit [Rounder]
18. Clear Soul Forces – “Keep It Movin'”Detroit Revolution(s) [Self-Released]
19. Tame Impala – “Elephant”Lonerism [Modular]
20. Tanlines – “All Of Me”Mixed Emotions [True Panther Sounds]
21. Bat For Lashes – “Laura”The Haunted Man [Parlophone]
22. Daniel Rossen – “Saint Nothing”Silent Hour / Golden Mile [EP] [Warp]
23. Father John Misty – “Nancy From Now On”Fear Fun [Sub Pop]
24. Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute”Shields [Warp]
25. Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”Celebration Rock [Polyvinyl]

Best New Artist
Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean


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