Grimy Goods’ Best Albums of 2012


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They say variety is the spice of life, and the eclectic minds at Grimy Goods like to find the best music in all genres. A few of us got together to put together “Grimy Goods’ Best Albums of 2012” list, which as we all know, is never an easy task. We’ve narrowed our best albums of 2012 to a diverse list of 35 incredible records that graced the soundspace of 2012. From punk and garage, to hip hop, psychedelic, and more — these are our best albums of 2012 (in no particular order). We also have a Spotify playlist where you can listen to all of our favorite albums — just scroll down to listen!

  1. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits (Merge Records)
  2. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse (In The Red)
  3. EL-P – Cancer4Cure (Fat Possum)
  4. Grimes – Visions (Arbutus Records and 4AD)
  5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! (Constellation)
  6. Miike Snow – Happy To You (Downtown Records / Universal Republic)
  7. Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu (Warner Bros. Records)
  8. Magic Wands – Aloha Moon (Bright Antenna / ILG)
  9. Clams Casino – Instrumental Mixtape 2 (Self-released)
  10. The Dead Ships – Electric Ahab  (Self-released)
  11. Trust – TRST  (Arts & Crafts)
  12. Crushed Out – Want To Give (Cool Clear Water Records)
  13. Father John Misty – Fear  Fun (Sub Pop/Bella Union)
  14. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp (JagJaguwar)
  15. Turbo Fruits – Butter – (Serpents & Snakes)
  16. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino Records)
  17. Beth Jeans Houghton – Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose (Mute Records)
  18. Japandroids – Celebration Rock – (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
  19. Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)
  20. The Oh Sees – Putrifiers II (In The Red)
  21. Yeasayer – Fragrant World (Secretly Canadian)
  22. A Place to Bury Strangers – Worship (Dead Oceans)
  23. Vinyl Williams – Lemniscate (Salonislam / No Pain in Pop)
  24. Terry Malts – Killing Time – (Slumberland Records)
  25. alt-J – An Awesome Wave (Infectious Music)
  26. Swans – The Seer (Young God)
  27. Kindness – World, You Need a Change of Mind (Polydor / Female Energy)
  28. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems (Modern Love)
  29. Redd Kross – Researching the Blues (Merge Records)
  30. King Tuff – King Tuff (Sub Pop)
  31. Tamaryn – Tender New Signs (Mexican Summer)
  32. Aesop Rock – Skelethon – (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
  33. Cold Showers – Love and Regret (Dais)
  34. Dan Sartain – Too Tough To Live (101 Distribution)
  35. Breton – Other People’s Problems (Fat Cat)

Contributors: Sandra Burciaga, Emily Saex, Stephe Sykes, Wei Shi

Listen to our Best Albums of 2012 playlist, here! What are your best albums of 2012? Let us know in a comment below!


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