THE TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2012: 100-75 //

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 100-75.

 


100. THE DAGGER BROTHERS
HOT DOCTOR
(Void of Ovals)

 

THE DAGGER BROTHERS – DVDs

 


 

99. TYPESUN
WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE
(Root Elevation)

 


 

TYPESUN – HOW WE THINK ABOUT US

 


 

98. CHILLY GONZALEZ
SOLO PIANO II
(Gentle Threat)

 


 

CHILLY GONZALEZ – WHITE KEYS

 


 

97. NATHAN FAKE
STEAM DAYS
(Border Community)

 


 

NATHAN FAKE – ICENI STRINGS

 


 

96. SEAPONY
FALLING
(Hardly Art)

 


 

SEAPONY – PROVE TO ME

 


 

95. GHOSTING SEASON
THE VERY LAST OF THE SAINTS
(Last Night On Earth)



 

GHOSTING SEASON – FAR END OF THE GRAVEYARD

 


 

94. EGYPTIAN HIP HOP
GOOD DOESN’T SLEEP
(R&S)

 


 

EGYPTIAN HIP HOP – YORO DIALLO

 


 

93. BAT FOR LASHES
THE HAUNTED MAN

(Parlophone)

 


 

BAT FOR LASHES – ALL YOUR GOLD

 


 

92. DAPHNI
JAIALONG
(Jaialong)

 


 

DAPHNI – AHORA

 


 

91. PINKUNOIZU
FREE TIME!
(Full Time Hobby)

 


 

PINKUNOIZU – PARABOLIC DELUSIONS

 


 

90. DEATH GRIPS
NO LOVE DEEP WEB
(Self Released)

 


 

DEATH GRIPS – I’VE SEEN FOOTAGE

 


 

89. BALTIC FLEET
TOWERS
(Blow Up Records)

 


 

BALTIC FLEET – HEADLESS HEROES OF THE ACROPOLIS

 


 

88. TIM HECKER AND DANIEL LOPATIN
INSTRUMENTAL TOURIST
(Software)

 


 

TIM HECKER AND DANIEL LOPATIN – INTRUSIONS

 


 

87. POLIÇA

GIVE YOU THE GHOST
(Memphis Industries)

 


 

POLIÇA – LAY YOUR CARDS OUT FEAT. MIKE NOYCE

 


 

86. CONVERGE
ALL WE LOVE WE LEAVE BEHIND
(Epitaph)

 


 

CONVERGE – A GLACIAL PLACE

 


 

85. CAT POWER
SUN
(Matador)

 


 

CAT POWER – CHEROKEE

 


 

84. MATTHEW DEAR
BEAMS
(Ghostly International)

 


 

MATTHEW DEAR – HER FANTASY

 


 

83. ANDY STOTT
LUXURY PROBLEMS
(Modern Love)

 


 

ANDY STOTT – NUMB

 


 

82. THEE OH SEES
PUTRIFIERS II
(In The Red)

 


 

THEE OH SEES – LUPINE DOMINUS

 


 

81. NAS
LIFE IS GOOD
(Def Jam)

 


 

NAS – DAUGHTERS

 


 

80. EFTERKLANG
PIRAMIDA
(4AD)

 


 

EFTERKLANG – HOLLOW MOUNTAIN

 


 

79. DEERHOOF
BREAKUP SONG
(ATP Recordings)

 


 

DEERHOOF – FETE-D-ADIEU

 


 

78. VESSEL
ORDER OF NOISE
(Tri Angle)

 


 

VESSEL – SCARLETTA

 


 

77. LE SERA
SEES THE LIGHT
(Hardly Art)

 


 

LA SERA – PLEASE BE MY THIRD EYE

 


 

76. ADDISON GROOVE
TRANSISTOR RHYTHM
(50 Weapons)

 


 

ADDISON GROOVE FEAT. SPANK ROCK – BAD THINGS

 


 

75. SHED
THE KILLER
(50 Weapons)

 


 

SHED – PHOTOTYPE

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