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Music / 06.12.12

THE TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2012: 74-50

 

After the standard office to-ing and fro-ing, argy bargy and general smackdowns (no news editor, Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t is in no way top 20 material, let alone top 100) we’ve arrived at what we feel is a wholly representative conclusion to an incredibly diverse year in music.

The breadth of musical range present in this list is emblematic of a music scene Crack is proud to be pushing with every sinew of our worn out little brains. In a year where you digest that much music there are going to be victims who didn’t make the cut (give Lana Del Rey another listen, go on), however, after that much democratic debate, we can only have the utmost most confidence in a list we’ve poured the whole of our 2012s into. Here’s 74-50.

 


 

74. ∆ (ALT-J)
AN AWESOME WAVE
(Infectious)

 

 

∆ – MATILDA

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Alt-J-Matilda.mp3″ title=”Alt-J – Matilda”]

 


 

73. OFF!
OFF!
(Vice)

 

 

OFF! – I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/OFF-I-Got-News-For-You.mp3″ title=”Off! – I Got News For You”]

 


 

72. FOUR TET
PINK
(Text)

 

 

FOUR TET – LOCKED

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Four-Tet-Locked.mp3″ title=”Four Tet – Locked”]

 


 

71. OSCAR MULERO
BLACK PROPAGANDA
(Warm Up Recordings)

 

OSCAR MULERO – FALSE STATEMENTS

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/08-False-Statements.mp3″ title=”Oscar Mulero-False Statements”]

 


 

70. DAVID BYRNE AND ST VINCENT
LOVE THIS GIANT
(4AD)

 

DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT – I SHOULD WATCH TV

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/07-I-Should-Watch-TV.mp3″ title=”David Byrne & St Vincent-I Should Watch TV”]

 


 

69. BEAK>
BEAK>
(Invada)

 

 

BEAK> – YATTON

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Beak-gt-Yatton.mp3″ title=”Beak-Yatton”]

 


 

68. MAC DEMARCO
2
(Captured Tracks)

 

 

MAC DEMARCO – ODE TO VICEROY

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Mac-DeMarco-Ode-To-Viceroy.mp3″ title=”Nac DeMarco-Ode To Viceroy”]

 


 

67. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
CENTIPEDE HZ
(Domino)

 

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – KIDS ON HOLIDAY

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Animal-Collective-Kids-On-Holiday.mp3″ title=”Animal Collective – Kids On Holiday”]

 


 

66. KILLER MIKE
R.A.P. MUSIC
(Williams Street)

 

 

 KILLER MIKE – BIG BEAST

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Killer-Mike-Big-Beast-Feat.-Bun-B-Trouble-amp-T.I.-Prod.-By-El-P.mp3″ title=”Kille Mike – Big Beast”]

 


 

65. TY SEGALL
TWINS
(Drag City)

 

TY SEGALL – TWINS

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Ty-Segall-The-Hill.mp3″ title=”Ty Segall-Twins”]

 


 

64. SCUBA
PERSONALITY
(Hotflush)

 

SCUBA – DSY CHN

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/04-Dsy-Chn.m4a” title=”Scuba-Dsy Chn”]

 


 

63. SHARON VAN ETTEN
TRAMP
(Jagjaguwar)

 

SHARON VAN ETTEN – SERPENTS

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/sharon-van-etten-serpents.mp3″ title=”Sharon Van Etten-Serpents”]

 


 

62. CARTER TUTTI VOID
TRANSVERSE
(Mute)

 

CARTER TUTTI VOID – V1

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Carter-Tutti-Void-V1mp3.mp3″ title=”Carter Tutti Void – V1″]

 


 

61. MALA
MALA IN CUBA
(Brownswood)

 

MALA – CURFEW

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/10-Curfew.mp3″ title=”Mala-Curfew”]

 


 

60. THEESATISFACTION
awE naturalE
(Sub Pop)

 

THEESATISFACTION – EXISTINCT

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/THEESatisfaction-Existinct.mp3″ title=”TheeSatisfaction-Extistinct”]

 


 

59. TALL SHIPS
EVERYTHING TOUCHING
(Big Scary Monsters/Blood + Biscuits)

 

TALL SHIPS – PHOSPHORESCENCE

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/03-Phosphorescence.mp3″ title=”Tall Ships-Everything Touching”]

 


 

58. HOLY OTHER
HELD
(Tri Angle)

 

HOLY OTHER – (W)HERE

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Holy-Other-Wheremp3.mp3″ title=”Holy Other-(W)here”]

 


 

57. MARIA MINERVA & LA VAMPIRES
INTEGRATION
(Not Not Fun)

 

LA VAMPIRES WITH MARIA MINERVA – I FEAR THY KISSES

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/LA-Vampires-Maria-Minerva-I-Fear-Thy-Kisses.mp3″ title=”LA Vampires & Maria Minerva-I Fear Thy Kisses”]

 


 

56. NZCA/LINES
NZCA/LINES
(Load)

 

NZCA LINES – OKINAWA CHANNELS

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/NZCA-LINES-Okinawa-Channels-mp3.mp3″ title=”NZCA Lines-Okinawa Channel”]

 


 

55. ERDBEERSCHNITZEL
TENDER LEAF
(Mirau)

 

ERDBEERSCHNITZEL – THROUGH THE NIGHT

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Erdbeerschnitzel-Through-The-Night.mp3″ title=”Erbeerschnitzel-Through the Night”]

 


 

54. PURITY RING
SHRINES
(4AD)

 

PURITY RING – AMENAMY

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Purity-Ring-Amenamy.mp3″ title=”Purity Ring-Amenamy”]

 


 

53. JAPANDROIDS
CELEBRATION ROCK
(Polyvinyl)

 

JAPANDROIDS – THE NIGHTS OF WINE AND ROSES

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Japandroids-The-Nights-of-Wine-and-Roses.mp3″ title=”Japandroids-The Nights Of Wine And Roses”]

 


 

52. MR. G
STATE OF FLUX
(Rekids)

 

MR G – ABSURD BEATS NO 4

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Absurd-Beatz-No-4-Original-Mix-1.mp3″ title=”Mr G-Absurd Beats No 4″]

 


 

51. THE WALKMEN
HEAVEN
(Bella Union)

 

THE WALKMEN – HEAVEN

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/The-Walkmen-Heaven.mp3″ title=”The Walkmen-Heaven”]

 


 

50. DINOSAUR JR.
I BET ON SKY
(Jagjaguwar)

 

DINSOSAUR JR – I BET ON THE SKY

[haiku url=”http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Dinosaur-Jr.-Don-t-Pretend-You-Didn-t-Know.mp3″ title=”Dinosaur Jr-I Bet On The Sky”]

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