Friday, 28 December 2012

My Top Albums of 2012

By far the best thing I heard all year was Nicholas Jaar's Essential mix. Sheer downtempo genius:
Nicholas Jaar - Essential Mix 19-05-2012

Other albums that stood out:

Silversun Pickups - Neck of the woods

Matthew Dear - Beams

Andy Stott - Luxury problems

Michael Mayer - Mantasy

Luke Abbott - Modern driveway

Christian Loffler - A forest

The xx - Coexist

Grizzly Bear - Shields

Dan Deacon - America

The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough

Death in Vegas - Trans-love energies

Halls - Ark

Actress -R.I.P

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

Nas - Life is good

Efterkland - Piramida

Sam Willis - Winterval

Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's echo chamber

How to dress well - Total loss

Grimes - Visions

Light Asylum - Light asylum

John Talabot - fin

Cloud Nothings - Attack on memory

Beach House - Bloom

Liars - WIXIW
Notable mixes, podcasts and compilations:

Adam Freeland - After Burning Man I took the train from Paris to Berlin and did this mixtape )'(
Appolonia - RA podcast
Art Department - RA podcast
Andrew Weatherall - Masterpiece
The Sight Below - RA podcast
James Zabiela - RA podcast
FAC-RAD-031 (Faciendo Soundsystem - John Digweed Transitions mix)
XLR8R Podcast: Robag Wruhme - June 7, 2011