Sunday, December 16, 2012

Best 25 Albums of 2012

It was an exciting year ripe with fantastic worldwide creative musical endeavors. This was the first time in a few years I had great difficulty narrowing the list down to 25 albums. Chris and Cozey edited and finalized Sleazy's final work in a touching manner, GY!BE returned, Michael Gira proved once again that he is literally a fine wine, and every other UK producer had me going wild, and believing again. So without further ado...

25. Shackleton - The Drawbar Organ / Music for the Quiet Hour (Woe to the Septic Heart)

24. Vessel - Order of Noise (TriAngle Records)

23. Cut Hands - Black Mamba (Blackest Ever Black)

22. Emeralds - Just To Feel Anything (Editions Mego)

21. Richard Skelton - Verse of Birds (Corbel Stone Press)

20. Wymond Miles - Under a Pale Moon (Sacred Bones)

19. Daniel Bachman - Seven Pines (Tompkins Square)

18. Krallice - Years Past Matter (Self-released)

17. Rangda - Formerly Extinct (Drag City)

16. Cumulus - Nothing Matters (Headway Recordings)

15. Silent Servant - Negative Fascination (Hospital Productions)

14. Trop Tard - Ils Etaient 9 Dans L'Obscurite (Sacred Bones, vinyl re-issue of a 1988 recording)

13. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - Timon Irnok Manta (TYPE)

12. Villages - Theories of Ageing (Bathetic)

11. Actress - R.I.P (Honest Jon's)

10. FRKWYS Vol. 9: Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras meet the Congos - Icon Give Thank (RVNG)

09. Goat - S/T (Red Rocket)

08. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Alelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! (Constellation)

07. Vatican Shadow - Ghosts of Chechnya (Hospital Productions)

06. X-TG aka Throbbing Gristle - Desert Shore / The Final Report (Industrial Records, Ltd.)

05. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse (Mute)

04. Holy Other - Held (TriAngle)

03. Swans - The Seer (Young God)

02. Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line (Blackest Ever Black)

01. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems (Modern Love)

So the Mancunians have it again. Maybe its coincidental, or maybe I left my heart in Manchester. I'll be posting a best of 2012 dj mix over at my Mixcloud page in the next couple days. Check it out.

Thanks for your support everyone. This is a lot of work and it means a lot that you all visit this site often.

Much Love!


  1. Please reduce the crap to 5.

    Go for Melody, not Sound Effects !!

  2. That is an interesting,convoluted and indiscernible response. Helpful Feedback there, buddy.