Tuesday, December 11, 2012

best of 2012-albums

Flipside Top 30 Albums of 2012

 Here it is, what all of you have been waiting for.

The following is the top 30 albums released in 2012. Broadcast of the Flipside Top 30 will be broadcast on WQFS 90.9fm Guilford College Radio on December 16 from 8-10pm EST.

 Overall, one of the better years for albums in recent history. At the very least one of the deepest. When considering albums for the list, over 50 I would have considered worthy making the list. We pared the list down to 30 with the obligatory ties as we've done with past lists. This year has more first time artists along with the first hip hop entry.

Honorable Mentions include: Kathleen Edwards "Voyageur", Allo Darlin' "Europe", Titus Andronicus "Local Business" , Bob Mould  "The Silver Age", Neil Young and Crazy Horse "Psychedelic Pill", Ceremony "Zoo",  Terry Malts "Killing Time", Swans "the Seer", Beachwood Sparks "Tarnished Gold", just  to mention a few.

30) tie The dB's  "Falling Off the Sky"

30) tie Jay Farrar, Anders Parker, Will Johnson and Jim James  "New Multitudes"

29 )Delta Spirit  "Delta Spirit"

28) The Cribs  "In the Belly of the Brazen Bull"
27)Bob Dylan "Tempest"

26)Redd Kross  "Researching the Blues"

25)Daniel Rossen  "Silent Hour/Golden Mile"

24)The Bayonets  "Driver"

23) Pile  "Dripping"

22) The Pharmacy  "Stoned and Alone"

21) Holograms  "Holograms"

20)tie Guided By Voices  "Let's Go Eat the Factory"

20)tie Guided By Voices  "Class Clown Spots a UFO"

20)tie Guided By Voice  "The Bears for Lunch"

19) Royal Baths  "Better Luck Next Life"

18)Metz  "Metz"

17)Pond  "Beard Wives Denim"

16) the Evens  "the Odds"

15)tie White Fence/Ty Segall "Hair"

15)tie Ty Segall Band "Slaughterhouse"

15)tie Ty Segall "Twins"

14)WOODS "Bend Beyond"

13)Lower Dens  "Nootropics"

12)Literature  "Arab Spring"

11) Dan Deacon  "America"

10) Dinosaur Jr "I Bet on Sky"

9)Japandroids  "Celebration Rock"

8) Richard Hawley  "Standing at the Sky's Edge"

7) Death Grips  "The Money Store"

6) Sharon Van Etten  "Tramp"

5) Howler "Give Up America"

4) PS I Love You  "Death Dreams"

3) Dusted  "Total Dust"

2) Cloud Nothings "Attack On Memory"

1) Tame Impala "Lonerism"