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

 


 

73. OFF!
OFF!
(Vice)

 


 

OFF! – I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

 


 

72. FOUR TET
PINK
(Text)

 


 

FOUR TET – LOCKED

 


 

71. OSCAR MULERO
BLACK PROPAGANDA
(Warm Up Recordings)


 

OSCAR MULERO – FALSE STATEMENTS

 


 

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


 

DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT – I SHOULD WATCH TV

 


 

69. BEAK>
BEAK>
(Invada)

 


 

BEAK> – YATTON

 


 

68. MAC DEMARCO
2
(Captured Tracks)

 


 

MAC DEMARCO – ODE TO VICEROY

 


 

67. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
CENTIPEDE HZ
(Domino)

 


 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – KIDS ON HOLIDAY

 


 

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

 


 

 KILLER MIKE – BIG BEAST

 


 

65. TY SEGALL
TWINS
(Drag City)

 


TY SEGALL – TWINS

 


 

64. SCUBA
PERSONALITY
(Hotflush)

 


SCUBA – DSY CHN

 


 

63. SHARON VAN ETTEN
TRAMP
(Jagjaguwar)

 


SHARON VAN ETTEN – SERPENTS

 


 

62. CARTER TUTTI VOID
TRANSVERSE
(Mute)

 


CARTER TUTTI VOID – V1

 


 

61. MALA
MALA IN CUBA
(Brownswood)

 


MALA – CURFEW

 


 

60. THEESATISFACTION
awE naturalE
(Sub Pop)

 


THEESATISFACTION – EXISTINCT

 


 

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

 


TALL SHIPS – PHOSPHORESCENCE

 


 

58. HOLY OTHER
HELD
(Tri Angle)

 


HOLY OTHER – (W)HERE

 


 

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

 


LA VAMPIRES WITH MARIA MINERVA – I FEAR THY KISSES

 


 

56. NZCA/LINES
NZCA/LINES
(Load)

 


NZCA LINES – OKINAWA CHANNELS

 


 

55. ERDBEERSCHNITZEL
TENDER LEAF
(Mirau)

 


ERDBEERSCHNITZEL – THROUGH THE NIGHT

 


 

54. PURITY RING
SHRINES
(4AD)

 


PURITY RING – AMENAMY

 


 

53. JAPANDROIDS
CELEBRATION ROCK
(Polyvinyl)

 


JAPANDROIDS – THE NIGHTS OF WINE AND ROSES

 


 

52. MR. G
STATE OF FLUX
(Rekids)

 


MR G – ABSURD BEATS NO 4

 


 

51. THE WALKMEN
HEAVEN
(Bella Union)

 


THE WALKMEN – HEAVEN

 


 

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

 


DINSOSAUR JR – I BET ON THE SKY

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