Top 10 Albums of 2012Published January 13, 2013 by Jeff Becker
Over-hyped by Pitchfork but still one of the mad genius albums of the year.
The best back to back songs of the year with “Walls and Flowers” and “Lord Knows”. Stunning.
Even if it still sounds like the White Stripes that’s good enough.
Gibbard’s best creative move in half a decade with the recruitment of Earlimart’s Aaron Espinoza makes this album surprisingly delightful.
One of the most underrated bands that exist. Perfect indie pop.
Forget the horror stories of the past decade; Corgan catches lightning in a bottle here.
Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno say bye-bye to the lo-fi sound of this album’s predecessor, and it works wonders.
A couple tracks away from being the best album of the year with a reinvented look and sound for the enigmatic Chan Marshall.
Still yet, they deliver the best blend of introspective power pop with a lead singer (Emily Haines) who appears one footstep away from super stardom and one step away from a psychologist.
Every bit worthy of the very-fucking-mighty Spoon catalog.
James Mercer is the 2nd coming of Jeff Tweedy.
The most beautiful, perfect album of 2012.