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SFTT's 2012 Album Recap

A year has come and gone as music has helped get us through the toughest of times and keep us happy during the best of times. Although this year didn't end up being one to remember for music lovers, at least it didn't end last week right? I've covered 7 albums a week since January and now it finally time to unveil my choices for the top 50 albums of 2012. I want to thank all of the readers for sticking with me this year and wish everyone a happy holidays and a very merry Christmas. I can't wait to get started on new albums in 2013!


Here We Go Magic

A Different Ship

7.2

7.4 Milkitude

  • Secretly Candian
  • May 8, 2012

      Here We Go Magic - Make Up Your Mind
Download: Here We Go Magic – Make Up Your Mind


Bersarin Quartett

II

7.3

7.3 Milkitude

  • Denovali Records
  • April 20, 2012

      Bersarin-Quartett---Zum-Greifen-Nah--EM0612
Download: Bersarin Quartett – Zum Greifen nah


Chromatics

Kill For Love

7.3

7.3 Milkitude

  • Italians Do It Better
  • March 26, 2012

      Chromatics - Lady
Download: Chromatics – Lady


Oddisee

People Hear What They See

7.3

7.3 Milkitude

  • Mello Music Group
  • June 5, 2012

      Oddisee---Let-It-Go--EM0612
Download: Oddisee – Let It Go


Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles (III)

7.8

7.8 Milkitude

  • Polydor Ltd.
  • November 7, 2012

      Crystal-Castles---Sad-Eyes--EM1112
Download: Crystal Castles – Sad Eyes


Neil Halstead

Palindrome Hunches

7.7

7.7 Milkitude

  • Brushfire Records
  • September 11, 2012

      Neil-Halstead---Digging-Shelters--EM0912
Download: Neil Halstead – Digging Shelters


Miguel

Kaleidoscope Dream

7.9

7.9 Milkitude

  • RCA Records
  • October 2, 2012

      Miguel---How-Many-Drinks--EM1012
Download: Miguel – How Many Drinks?


Ponderosa

Pool Party

7.7

7.7 Milkitude

  • New West Records
  • July 31, 2012

      Ponderosa---D-Nile--EM1112
Download: Ponderosa – D-Nile


First Aid Kit

The Lion's Roar

7.7

7.7 Milkitude

  • Wichita Recordings
  • January 17, 2012

      First-Aid-Kit---The-Lions-Roar--EM1212
Download: First Aid Kit – The Lion's Roar


Hudson

Crimson

7.8

7.8 Milkitude

  • Self-Released
  • January 4, 2012

      Hudson - The Falconer
Download: Hudson – The Falconer


Hammock

Departure Songs

7.7

7.7 Milkitude

  • Hammock Music
  • October 2, 2012

      Hammock---Together-Alone--EM1012
Download: Hammock – Together Alone


Caspian

Waking Season

7.5

7.5 Milkitude

  • Triple Crown Records
  • August 31, 2012

      Caspian---Procellous--EM0912
Download: Caspian – Procellous


Frank Ocean

channel ORANGE

7.3

7.3 Milkitude

  • The Island Def Jam Records
  • July 10, 2012

      Frank-Ocean---Bad-Religion--EM0712
Download: Frank Ocean – Bad Religion


 

Shearwater

Animal Joy

7.9

7.9 Milkitude

  • Sub Pop Records
  • February 14, 2012

      Shearwater---Pushing-The-River--EM1212
Download: Shearwater – Pushing The River


Nils Frahm

Screws

8.0

8 Milkitude

  • Erased Tapes
  • September 20, 2012

      Nils-Frahm---Do--EM1012
Download: Nils Frahm – Do


Poolside

Pacific Standard Time

7.7

7.7 Milkitude

  • Day & Night Recordings
  • July 9, 2012

      Poolside---Slow-Down--EM0712
Download: Poolside – Slow Down


Horse Feathers

Cynic's New Year

7.6

7.6 Milkitude

  • Kill Rock Stars
  • April 17, 2012

      Horse-Feathers---Where-Ill-Be--EM1212
Download: Horse Feathers – Where I'll Be


Lupe Fiasco

Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1

7.7

7.7 Milkitude

  • Atlantic
  • September 21, 2012

      Lupe-Fiasco---ITAL-(Roses)--EM0912
Download: Lupe Fiasco – ITAL (Roses)


Japandroids

Celebration Rock

7.8

7.8 Milkitude

  • Polyvinyl Recording Co.
  • May 29, 2012

      Japandroids---Fires-Highway--EM0612
Download: Japandroids – Fire's Highway


Kinack

Ondas

7.9

7.9 Milkitude

  • Self-Released
  • January 1, 2012

      Kinack - Ondas - 01 Mossback
Download: Kinack – Mossback


Tall Ships

Everything Touching

7.5

7.5 Milkitude

  • Big Scary Monsters / Blood & Biscuits
  • October 8, 2012

      Tall-Ships---T0--EM1012
Download: Tall Ships – T=0


Deftones

Koi No Yokan

8.0

9 Milkitude

  • Reprise Records
  • November 9, 2012

      Deftones---Entombed--EM1112
Download: Deftones – Entombed


The New Law

The Fifty Year Storm

7.9

7.9 Milkitude

  • Self-Released
  • January 1, 2012

      The-New-Law---Get-Your-Gun--EM1212
Download: The New Law – Get Your Gun


Blazo

Reflections

8.0

8 Milkitude

  • Blazo(PL)
  • January 20, 2012

      Blazo---Heartbeat-(ft.-Nieve)--EM1212
Download: Blazo – Heartbeat ft. Nieve


Dry The River

Shallow Bed

7.8

7.8 Milkitude

  • Sony
  • April 17, 2012

      Dry-The-River---Animal-Skins--EM0512
Download: Dry The River – Animal Skins


Andrew Bird

Break It Yourself

8.0

8 Milkitude

  • Mom + Pop
  • March 6, 2012

      Andrew-Bird---Desperation-Breeds--EM1212
Download: Andrew Bird – Desperation Breeds…


Port St. Willow

Holiday

8.1

8.1 Milkitude

  • Self-Released
  • May 15, 2012

      Port-St.-Willow---Tourist--EM0712
Download: Port St. Willow – Tourist


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Here

8.1

8 Milkitude

  • Community Music / Vagrant Records
  • May 29, 2012

      Edward-Sharpe-The-Magnetic-Zeros---Fiya-Wata--EM0612
Download: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Fiya Wata


Glass Kites

Glass Kites

8.1

8.1 Milkitude

  • Self-Released
  • January 1, 2012

      Glass-Kites---Terra--EM0612
Download: Glass Kites – Terra


Lost In The Trees

A Church That Fits Our Needs

8.1

8.1 Milkitude

  • Anti Inc.
  • March 16, 2012

      Lost-In-The-Trees---Neither-Here-Nor-There--EM1212
Download: Lost In The Trees – Neither Here Nor There


An Awesome Wave

8.4

8.4 Milkitude

  • Canvasback
  • May 25, 2012

      --Tessellate--EM0912
Download: Alt-J – Tessellate


Fiona Apple

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser…

8.4

9.6 Milkitude

  • Epic Records
  • June 19, 2012

      Fiona-Apple---Werewolf--EM1212
Download: Fiona Apple – Werewolf


Bear In Heaven

I Love You, It's Cool

8.4

8.4 Milkitude

  • Dead Oceans
  • April 3, 2012

      Bear In Heaven - The Reflection Of You
Download: Bear In Heaven – The Reflection of You


 

Swans

The Seer

8.2

8.2 Milkitude

  • Young God
  • August 28, 2012

      Swans---93-Ave.-B-Blues--EM0912
Download: Swans – 93 Ave. B Blues


Godspeed You! Black Emperor

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

8.1

8.1 Milkitude

  • Constellation
  • October 16, 2012

      Godspeed-You-Black-Emperor---Their-Helicopters-Sing--EM1012
Download: Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Their Helicopters' Sing


 

The American Dollar

Awake In The City

8.3

8.3 Milkitude

  • Yesh Music
  • March 24, 2012

      The-American-Dollar---Faces-In-The-Haze--EM1212
Download: The American Dollar – Faces In The Haze


 

Tame Impala

Lonerism

8.3

8.3 Milkitude

  • Modular Recordings
  • October 5, 2012

      Tame-Impala---Elephant--EM1012
Download: Tame Impala – Elephant


 

Chet Faker

Thinking In Textures

8.4

8.5 Milkitude

  • Opulent
  • March 23, 2012

      Chet-Faker---Love-And-Feeling--EM0612
Download: Chet Faker – Love And Feeling


 

Submotion Orchestra

Fragments

8.5

8.5 Milkitude

  • Exceptional Records
  • September 21, 2012

      Submotion-Orchestra---Blind-Spot--EM0912
Download: Submotion Orchestra – Blind Spot


Robert Glasper Experiment

Black Radio

8.5

8.5 Milkitude

  • Blue Note Records
  • February 24, 2012

      Robert-Glasper-Experiment---Move-Love-(feat.-KING)--EM0512
Download: Robert Glasper Experiment – Move Love (feat. KING)


Digital Daggers

The Devil Within

8.2

8.2 Milkitude

  • Self-Released
  • July 3, 2012

      Digital-Daggers---Still-Here--EM0712
Download:


Message To Bears

Folding Leaves

8.5

8.5 Milkitude

  • Jerome Alexander
  • January 18, 2012

      Message To Bears - Folding Leaves - 05 Farewell Stars
Download: Message To Bears – Farewell, Stars


The Oh Hello's

Through The Deep, Dark Valley

8.4

8.5 Milkitude

  • Self-Released
  • October 30, 2012

      The-Oh-Hellos---The-Valley--EM1112
Download: The Oh Hellos – The Valley


 

Grizzly Bear

Shields

8.4

8.4 Milkitude

  • Warp Records
  • September 18, 2012

      Grizzly-Bear---Sleeping-Ute--EM0912
Download: Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute


Beach House

Bloom

8.5

8.5 Milkitude

  • Sub Pop Records
  • May 15, 2012

      Beach-House---Lazuli--EM0512
Download: Beach House – Lazuli


Alcest

Les Voyages De L'âme

8.6

8.6 Milkitude

  • ProMedia GmbH
  • January 6, 2012

      Alcest - Autre Temps
Download: Alcest – Autre Temps


Tennis

Young & Old

8.2

8.2 Milkitude

  • Fat Possum Records
  • February 14, 2012

      Tennis---Petition--EM1212
Download: Tennis – Petition


The Tallest Man On Earth

There's No Leaving Now

8.7

8.7 Milkitude

  • Dead Oceans
  • June 12, 2012

      The-Tallest-Man-On-Earth---Wind-And-Walls--EM0612
Download: The Tallest Man On Earth – Wind And Walls


 

Kendrick Lamar

good kid, m.A.A.d city

8.8

8.8 Milkitude

  • Aftermath/Interscope
  • October 22, 2012

      Kendrick-Lamar---Sing-About-Me-Im-Dying-Of-Thirst---EM1012
Download: Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, Im Dying Of Thirst


Sigur Rós

Valtari

9.3

9.3 Milkitude

  • XL Recordings Ltd
  • May 29, 2012

      Sigur-Ros---Ekki-Mkk--EM0512
Download: Sigur Rós – Ekki múkk


 

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  • I agree with #1 but Hammock and Neil Halstead deserve to be in the top 10

    kmack January 4, 2013 8:12 PM Reply
    • I appreciate the input – this is just a countdown of the albums I enjoyed most this past year rather than just what I thought was best. As you can see, some albums I rated higher than others actually fell down the list and that was just due to my own personal feeling about the music. That being said though, I could really appreciate someone putting those two albums inside the top 10-15 for sure. Thanks for reading and commenting!

      Eric Platenyk January 6, 2013 1:40 AM Reply
  • great list, thanks for a fine year of reviews! Looking forward to 2013

    Eric Kuhn January 7, 2013 1:56 AM Reply
    • thanks so much Eric, I hope you enjoy my reviews this year as well

      Eric Platenyk January 7, 2013 8:20 AM Reply

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