Best Albums of 2012

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[Art by Sean Metcalf]

Greetings friends and fellow travelers. As the year comes to a close, we find ourselves looking back on all the great music that came out of 2012. This year offered much hope for the future, including the emergence of folk singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt; Swedish music collective GOAT; Southern England’s Beaulieu Porch; and new Brooklyn based label Beyond Beyond is Beyond, who brought us the debut album from Prince Rupert’s Drops. This was another exceptional year for new releases and we’re psyched to present to you our picks for the best albums of 2012. Tell us about your favorite albums of 2012 in the comments section below.


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Brian Jonestown Massacre - Aufheben (A Records)

Woods-Bend-Beyond Woods - Bend Beyond (Woodsist)

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Jessica Pratt – S/T (Birth)

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Tame Impala - Lonerism (Modular)

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The Amazing - Gentle Stream (Partisan)

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Dr. John - Locked Down (Nonesuch)

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Mike Wexler - Dispossession (Mexican Summer) *Best Guitar Album of 2012.

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MMOSS – Only Children (Trouble In Mind)

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (Reprise)

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Allah Las – S/T (Innovative Leisure)

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Prince Rupert’s Drops - Run Slow (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)

Ty-Segall-and-White-Fence-608x608 Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair (Drag City)

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Goat - World Music (Rocket)

Blues_Control_Valley_Tangents Blues Control – Valley Tangents (Drag City)

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Magic Castles – S/T

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Melody’s Echo Chamber – S/T (Fat Possum)

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MV & EE – Space Homestead (Woodsist)

Moon-Duo-Circles-608x608 Moon Duo – Circles (Sacred Bones) 

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The See See – Fountayne Mountain (Picadilly)

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Howlin Rain – The Russian Wilds (American)

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Sleepy Sun – Spine Hits (The End)

Peaking-Lights-Lucifer-608x608 Peaking Lights – Lucifer (Mexican Summer)

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Beaulieu Porch – S/T (Tillsammans)

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Buffalo Killers – Dig. Sow. Love. Grow (Alive Naturalsound)

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Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, & The Congos – Icon Give Thank

 

DGB Best Albums of 2012
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Aufheben
Woods – Bend Beyond
Jessica Pratt – S/T
Tame Impala – Lonerism
The Amazing – Gentle Stream
Dr. John – Locked Down
Mike Wexler – Dispossession
MMOSS – Only Children
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
Allah Las – S/T
Prince Rupert’s Drops – Run Slow
Ty Segall & White Fence – Hair
Goat – World Music
Blues Control – Valley Tangents
Magic Castles – S/T
Melody’s Echo Chamber – S/T
MV & EE – Space Homestead
Moon Duo – Circles
The See See – Fountayne Mountain
Howlin Rain – The Russian Wilds
Sleepy Sun – Spine Hits
Peaking Lights – Lucifer
Beaulieu Porch – S/T
Buffalo Killers – Dig. Sow. Love. Grow.
Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, & The Congos – Icon Give Thank

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