grimes

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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