Thursday, 20 December 2012

2012: Albums of the year - Honourable Mentions

The 20 albums listed below just came up short when narrowing it down to my annual top 30. Certain albums were extremely difficult to include in this list and not the "big one", as some of my favourite songs this year can be heard on the selected long players below. Raise an eyebrow, squeal in ecstasy, or do whatever it is you do when confronted with a list of albums.

Title: Class Clown Spots A UFO
Artist: Guided By Voices
Label: Fire Records
Favourite Tracks: Keep it in Motion, All of This Will Go

Title: Coexist
Artist: The XX
Label: Young Turks
Favourite Tracks: Angels, Reunion

Title: Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Artist: Earth
Label: Southern Lord
Favourite Tracks: A Multiplicity of Doors, The Corascene Dog

Title: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Artist: Spiritualized
Label: Fat Possum
Favourite Tracks: So Long, You Pretty Thing

Title: Runner
Artist: The Sea And Cake
Label: Thrill Jockey
Favourite Tracks: Harps, New Patterns

Title: Harmonicraft
Artist: Torche
Label: Volcom
Favourite Tracks: Kicking, Roaming

Title: Hallelujah, Don't Bend! Descend!
Artist: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Label: Constellation
Favourite Tracks: Mladic, We Drift Like Worried Fire

Title: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.
Artist: Fiona Apple
Label: Epic
Favourite Tracks: Left Alone, Regret, Periphery

Title: Luxury Problems
Artist: Andy Stott
Label: Modern Love
Favourite Tracks: Numb, Luxury Problems

Title: Life Is People
Artist: Bill Fay
Label: Dead Oceans
Favourite Tracks: The Healing Day, Thank You Lord

Title: Observator
Artist: The Raveonettes
Label: Vice Records
Favourite Tracks: Observator, Sinking with the Sun

Title: Redemption City
Artist: Joseph Arthur
Label: Self-Released
Favourite Tracks: I Miss the Zoo, Barriers

Title: Ghostory
Artist: School Of Seven Bells
Label: Vagrant
Favourite Tracks: Lafaye, Show Me Love

Title: The Something Rain
Artist: Tindersticks
Label: Constellation
Favourite Tracks: Chocolate, Come Inside, Goodbye Joe

Title: Mankind The Crafty Ape
Artist: Crippled Black Phoenix
Label: Mascot Records
Favourite Tracks: Laying Traps, Operation Mincemeat

Title: The Odds
Artist: The Evens
Label: Dischord Records
Favourite Tracks: Wanted Criminal, Wonder Why

Title: Songs Of The Third and Fifth
Artist: The Mark Of Cain
Label: Feel Presents
Favourite Tracks: Milosevic, Grey 11, The Argument

Title: Fear Fun
Artist: Father John Misty
Label: Sub Pop
Favourite Tracks: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings, O I Long to Feel Your Arms Around Me

Title: No
Artist: Old Man Gloom
Label: Hydra Head Records
Favourite Tracks: Regain/Rejoin, The Forking Pain

Title: Sun
Artist: Cat Power
Label: Matador Records
Favourite Tracks: 3,6,9, Real Life, Nothin's But Time

By Simon K.