Hit play and hear a song from each one of my top 40 albums of 2012 or find the entire Spotify/Deezer albums playlist below…

  1. Chromatics - Kill For Love (review)
  2. Alt J – An Awesome Wave  (posts)
  3. Hundred Waters - Hundred Waters (review)
  4. Grimes – Visions  (review)
  5. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city  (review)
  6. Kindness – World, You Need A Change Of Mind  (review)
  7. El-P – Cancer For Cure  (review)
  8. Blondes – Blondes (review)
  9. John Talabot – Fin (post)
  10. Daphni – Jiaolong   (review)
  11. Jessica Pratt – Jessica Pratt  ( review)
  12. Chairlift – Something  (review)
  13. Grizzly Bear – Shields (review)
  14. Mumblin’ Deaf Ro – Dictionary Crimes (review)
  15. Actress – R.I.P. 
  16. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange  
  17. Chad Valley – Young Hunger  (review)
  18. Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano II  (review)
  19. THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE  
  20. Tanlines – Mixed Emotions 
  21. The Cast Of Cheers – Family  (review)
  22. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  23. Mossy Nolan – Mossy Nolan (review)
  24. Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
  25. Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Explusion
  26. The xx – Coexist (review)
  27. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble
  28. Clock Opera – Ways To Forget
  29. Owensie – Citizens (review)
  30. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  31. Captain Murphy – Duality (review)
  32. Frànçois And The Atlas Mountains – E Volo Love
  33. Keaton Henson – Dear… 
  34. Death Grips – No Love Deep Web (post)
  35. Evian Christ – Kings & Them (post)
  36. Dam Mantle – Brothers Fowl
  37. Strange Passion – Explorations in Irish Post Punk, DIY and Electronic Music 1980-83 (review)
  38. Alice Cohen – Pink Keys (post)
  39. Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In the Universe (review)
  40. JJ Doom – Keys to the Kuffs

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5 Responses to “Nialler9′s Best of 2012: Albums of the year”

  1. Moon Under Water

    Outstanding list! Chairlift and Alt-J are pure brainworm albums. Dirty Projectors & Hundred Waters also ace. Lots of stuff to still check out here too. Thanks for this, happy Christmas!

  2. chico martinez

    yes, at last, a list with john talabot and blondes, my albums of the year, along with the xx and jessie ware, but still loads i haven’t heard yet. love the blog, always worth checking out!

  3. Steve

    Thanks a million for the list Niall. Plenty there I haven’t heard that will keep me going for the next few months. Loving spotify as well; would’ve been a chore to source all these albums without it. Keep up the good work!

  4. aidan

    wow… it’s going to be a long weekend – i know less than a quarter of these!!! i look forward to the discovery :)


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