On the tenth day of Christmas…

I decided to share ten albums that I discovered this year.

‘Discovered’ can mean either that 2012 was when I first heard an album or that 2012 was when I decided I liked it.

The order’s not as strict as it looks. (I could do with a system of ‘-ish’ lists that falls somewhere between the uniform equality of bullets and the rigid hierarchy of numbers.)

I won’t bother you with descriptions of them or with unhelpful personal responses to them; I’ll leave you to discover them for yourself, should you be so inclined.

Top ten albums that I discovered in 2012

  1. Who Needs Who
    • Dark Dark Dark
    • 2012
  2. I A Moon
    • North Sea Radio Orchestra
    • 2011
  3. Living With Ants
    • Mechanical Bride
    • 2011
  4. The Law of Large Numbers
    • Emma Pollock
    • 2010
  5. Grown Unknown
    • Lia Ices
    • 2010
  6. The Sad Machinery of SpringThe Sad Machinery of Spring
    • Tin Hat
    • 2007
  7. An Awesome Wave
    • Alt-J
    • 2012
  8. Loveblood
    • King Charles
    • 2012
  9. All the Wars
    • The Pineapple Thief
    • 2012
  10. The Year of Hibernation
    • Youth Lagoon
    • 2011

Note: Although the links are to Spotify, the dates are taken from last.fm because I don’t trust Spotify’s chronology. (I’ve no reason to trust last.fm’s either, save that I’ve not yet noticed any glaring errors with it.)

One thought on “On the tenth day of Christmas…

  1. Pete Ashton

    I think the system “that falls somewhere between the uniform equality of bullets and the rigid hierarchy of numbers” is known as A Pile. 

      

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