2012 – albums of the year

SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CANADA INC. - Leonard Cohen

 

My thirty albums of the year, ordered by how much I’ve enjoyed them rather than attempts at spurious objectivity. A terrific top 21 & the best of the also-rans. Downloads of many featured artists in the post below. A tight fight for the top spot, Leonard’s first. Hopefully, Frank will have plenty more opportunities to compete for this coveted honour.

1   Leonard Cohen – Old Ways

2   Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

3   The XX – Coexist

4   Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

5   Dirty Projectors – Swing Low Magellan

6   Bob Dylan – Tempest

7   Aimee Mann – Charmer

8   Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe

9   Simone Felice

10= Rumer – Boys Don’t Cry

10= Beth Orton – Sugaring Season

11 Jack White – Blunderbuss

12 Father John Misty – Fear Fun

13 Mary Chapin Carpenter – Ashes and Roses

14 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

15 Field Music – Plumb

16 Calexico – Algiers

17 The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio

18 Band of Horses – Mirage Rock

19 Brian Eno – Lux

20= Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls

20= Saint Etienne – Words & Music

22 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

23 Beach House – Bloom

24 Cornershop – Urban Turban

25 Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg

26 Shawn Colvin – All Fall Down

27 Ry Cooder – Election Special

28 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana

29 Dexys – One Day I’m Going To Soar

30 Bonnie Raitt- Slipstream

 

 

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