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Albums of the year 2012 / reader poll

Picks of the year from our writers (and readers)

By • Dec 22nd, 2012 • Category: Feature

Another year-end, another batch of itm? writers choose their favourite long players.
TTSBut we feel it’s only fair that you, dear reader, should get the opportunity of right to reply. So, we give you the chance to choose your favourite if the year.
In the unlikely event that you can’t find your personal no. 1 in the list below then feel free to add your own choice and submit that – see our top 30 as a list of ‘suggestions’ even if it is pretty much the top 30 releases of 2012.

So, here’s itm?’s 30 of the year – selected by writer nominations, collating from the year’s review marks, and size of bribes.


1. The Twilight Sad - No-one Can Ever Know (FatCat)

2. Meursault ' Something For The Weakened (Song, By Toad)

3. Trapped Mice - Winter Sun - Armellodie

4. Cat Power - Sun

5. The Magnetic North - Orkney: Symphony of the Magnetic North - Domino

6. Bob Mould - Silver Age - Edsel

7. The Unwinding Hours - Afterlives - Chemikal Underground

8. Grimes - Visions - 4AD

9. Grinderman - 2 RMX - Mute

10. The Wedding Present - Valentina - Scopitones

11. Calexico - Algiers - City Slang

12. Woodpecker Wooliams - The Bird School Of Being Human - Robot Elephant

13. Lonely Tourist - I Live Where You Are - Tourist Info

14. Crystal Castles - III - Polydor

15. RM Hubbert - 13 Lost and Found - Chemikal Underground

16. Flutes - Flutes - self-released

17. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes - 4AD

18. Future of The Left - The Plot Against Common Sense -
- Xtra Mile

19. The Grand Gestures - The Grand Gestures - Chute

20. Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times & The Tides - Matador

21 Honningbarna - La Alarmane Gå - Karmakosmetix

22. Beach House - Bloom - Bella Union

23. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar - P.W. Elverum & Sun

24. Brasstronaut - Mean Sun - Tin Angel

25. Hidden Orchestra - Archipelago - Tru Thoughts

26. Vcheka - Vcheka - Gamma Proforma

27. The State Broadcasters - Ghosts We Must Carry - Olive Grove

28. Young Guns - Bones - PIAS

29. James Yorkston - I Was A Cat From A Book - Domino

30. Billy Talent - Dead Silence - Warner


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2 Responses »

  1. You don’t think running a picture of TS album at the top of the article and putting them first in the list is kind of loading the dice slightly?

  2. well, TTS is itm?’s top album of the year and the list that follows is our top 30 – with the option to vote for any one of these, or a selection of your own. Maybe it’s not that clear, I’ll have a look…