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Time to take stock. What is your year in music looking like so far?

Paul Coughlan kindly made Spotify playlists for both. Thanks Paul!

  1. Grimes – Visions (4AD)
  2. Chromatics – Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better)
  3. Kindness – World, You Need A Change Of Mind (Polydor)
  4. El-P – Cancer For Cure (Fat Possum)
  5. Chairlift – Something (Young Turks)
  6. Hundred Waters – Hundred Waters (Elestial Sound)
  7. Blondes – Blondes (RVNG Intl.)
  8. THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE (Sub Pop)
  9. John Talabot – Fin (Permanent Vacation)
  10. Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe (XL)
  11. Death Grips – The Money Store (Epic)
  12. Alt J – An Awesome Wave (Infectious)
  13. Actress – R.I.P. (Honest Jon’s)
  14. The Cast Of Cheers – Family (Schoolboy Error)
  15. Niki And The Dove – Instinct (Mercury)
  16. Tanlines – Mixed Emotions (True Panther)
  17. Clock Opera – Ways To Forget (Island)
  18. Frànçois And The Atlas Mountains – E Volo Love (Domino)
  19. Clark – Iradelphic (Warp)
  20. Julia Holter – Ekstasis (RVNG Intl.)
  21. Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion (Mute)
  22. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum)
  23. Django Django – Django Django (Because)
  24. Mossy Nolan – Mossy Nolan
  25. Keaton Henson – Dear… (Oak Ten Records)

Spotify playlist link.

Top Irish albums of 2012 so far

It’s actually been a great half-year for EPs from Irish acts so far this year. For now, here are my top 12 Irish albums…

  1. The Cast Of Cheers – Family
  2. Mossy Nolan – Mossy Nolan
  3. Funeral Suits – Lily Of The Valley
  4. Logikparty - Oh Cult!
  5. Last Days Of 1984 – Wake Up To The Waves
  6. Grand Pocket Orchestra – Ronald & Sylma
  7. The Gandhis – After Autumn
  8. No Monster Club – Dublin
  9. Ghost Estates – Ghost Estates
  10. Katie Kim – Cover & Flood
  11. Seamus Fogarty – God Damn You Mountain
  12. The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock  - The Brutal Here & Now

Spotify playlist link.


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10 Responses to “Nialler9′s albums of 2012 so far…”

  1. seth

    Chromatics and Actress…….yes.
    Djanjo Django and Cast of Cheers…….. no.

    No Liars? WIXIW is an awesome album.

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  2. Sean

    Probably not a popular opinion but I’m surprised the Django record isn’t higher.
    fucking love it. Gets a thumbs down from a lot of my mates.
    Too immediate? Too light?
    Why ask your head when it’s your hips that are swinging? you know?

    I seriously can’t get enough of that Death Grips record.

    I need to give the El-P more spins.

    Thanks for this list.

    –Sean

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    • Nialler9

      No problem. It’s a half-year list. Handy for me to do too. I like the Django record a lot. Sure, we’ll see at the end of the year where it is!

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  3. Nialler9

    I love comments on these posts. “No insert someone else’s favourite album here.” I hope people get something out of it and vice versa for me too.

    Reply
  4. Sean

    That Frank Ocean record will be making an impact in the next iteration of this list, I have to think.

    Reply

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