Best of 2012 – Top 10 Albums

by nicole on December 16, 2012

These albums are the ones #yegmusicclub listened to the most in 2012, they are the musical journeys and stories that captured the year and they will likely remain in our headphones for years to come. To sum up, each of these albums comes with our stamp of approval.

In no particular order (of club member), here we go!

Carol:

  1. Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes
  2. Bahamas – Barchords
  3. Jordan Klassen – Kindness EP
  4. Andrew Bird – Break it Yourself
  5. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talk
  6. Mumford and Sons – Babel
  7. Hey Rosetta – A cup of kindness yet EP
  8. The Lumineers – Lumineers
  9. Husky – Forever So
  10. The Maccabees – Given to the Wild

Michael:

  1. Fort Atlantic – s/t
  2. Lumineers – s/t
  3. Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
  4. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  5. Hundred in the Hands – Red Night
  6. Grimes – Visions
  7. Big Sleep – Nature Experiments
  8. Wave Sleep Wave – self-titled
  9. Eternal Summers – Correct Behaviour
  10. Prince Rama – Top Ten Hits of the End of the World

Brad:

  1. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
  2. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
  3. Heavy Horses – Murder Ballads and Other Love Songs
  4. Strumbellas – My Father the Hunter
  5. the Lumineers – s/t
  6. Foxy Shazam – Church of Rock n’ Roll
  7. the Avett Brothers – the Carpenter
  8. Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal
  9. Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes
  10. Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself

Heather:

  1. Mumford and Sons – Babel
  2. Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls
  3. Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour
  4. the Lumineers – s/t
  5. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  6. the XX – Coexist
  7. Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
  8. Hives – Lex Hives
  9. Stars – the North
  10. Japandroids – Celebration Rock

Renato:

  1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
  2. Twin Shadow – Confess
  3. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
  4. Jessie Ware – Devotion
  5. Chromatics – Kill for Love
  6. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
  7. Wiz Khalifa – Taylor Allderdice
  8. Gucci Mane – Trap Back
  9. Starkey – Orbits
  10. Future – Pluto

Andy:

  1. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  2. Swans – The Seer
  3. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
  4. Purity Ring – Shrines
  5. Grimes – Visions
  6. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
  7. Jack White – Blunderbuss
  8. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
  9. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  10. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

Marc:

  1. The Helio Sequence – Negotiations
  2. Dylan LeBlanc – Cast The Same Old Shadow
  3. Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal
  4. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  5. Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet on Sky
  6. Matt Mays – Coyote
  7. John K. Samson – Provincial
  8. The Lumineers – s/t
  9. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
  10. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

Erin B:

  1. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  2. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  3. Purity Ring – Shrines
  4. The Lumineers – s/t
  5. Titus Andronicus – In A Big City
  6. Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
  7. First Aid Kit – Lion’s Roar
  8. King Tuff – s/t
  9. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Deej:

  1. The White Buffalo – Once Upon A Time In The Old West
  2. The Lumineers – s/t
  3. Tribes – Baby
  4. The Strumbellas – My Father The Hunter
  5. Air Traffic Controller – Nordo
  6. Ravens & Chimes – Holiday Life
  7. The Men – Open Your Heart
  8. Rain Over St. Ambroise – Truth for News
  9. Tom Fun Orchestra – Earthworm Heart
  10. Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten

Chris G:

  1. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  2. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  3. Grimes – Visions
  4. Purity Ring – Shrines
  5. Grizzly Bear – Shields
  6. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
  7. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  8. Fiona Apple – The Ilder Wheel [...]
  9. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
  10. Yeasayer – Fragrant World

Aaron:

  1. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  2. Swans – The Seer
  3. Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery / Principles of a Protagonist
  4. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor- ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  6. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
  7. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
  8. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
  9. Leonard Cohen -  Old Ideas
  10. Ceremony – Zoo

(Aaron’s full list can be found here)

Nicole:

  1. Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
  2. A.C. Newman – Shut Down the Streets
  3. John K. Samson – Provincial
  4. Bahamas – Barchords
  5. Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes
  6. Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss
  7. Hannah Georgas – s/t
  8. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
  9. Benjamin Gibbard – Former Lives
  10. The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter

 

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