Top 25 Albums Of The First Half Of 2012


It appears that everyone and their sister is putting up a mid-point top 25 list already, so I figured what the heck. I’ve heard 25 albums this year, maybe I should make a list. Fortunately I’ve been keeping a weekly top ten on the site every week since February, so I don’t have to think about my top ten at all. There have been a lot of albums that have come close to making the list, or been on and fell off shortly after. This is their time to shine, as they are all still very much worth your time. Not quite all of these have been reviewed on the site-I honestly don’t have time to post about every record I listen to, but I get close. For the most part these are names are ones you’ll recognize from previous posts. If not, you need to start doing some listening. Links to reviews will be provided.

25. MetricSynthetica

24. Hoots & HellmouthSalt

23. SharksNo Gods

22. Of MontrealParalytic Stalks

21. IslandsA Sleep & A Forgetting

20. The Wooden SkyEvery Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun

19. Hurray For The Riff RaffLook Out Mama

18. MolehillEquinox

17. Emily WellsMama

16. The All-AboutWinterpop

15. Jason Myles GossRadio Dial

14. Young JesusHome

13. JapandroidsCelebration Rock

12. Scissor SistersMagic Hour

11. Oh! My BlackbirdDare Me

10. Bruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball

9. Perfume GeniusPut Your Back N 2 It

8. Christopher The Conquered And His Black Gold Brass Band-The Fate Of A Good Man

7. The Tallest Man On EarthThere’s No Leaving Now

6. Bhi BhimanBhiman

5. Brendan BensonWhat Kind Of World

4. Adam ArcuragiLike a fire that consumes all before it…

3. Amadou & MariamFolila

2. First Aid KitThe Lion’s Roar

1. Ezra FurmanThe Year Of No Returning

8 thoughts on “Top 25 Albums Of The First Half Of 2012

  1. Really happy to see Jason Myles Goss on your list. Radio Dial’s a phenomenal album.

    Great selection, opened my eyes to some names I haven’t heard before, guess my weekend’s playlist is set.

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