THE TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2012: 49-25 //

After the standard office too-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 in 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 in to. Here’s 49-25.

 


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49. FATHER JOHN MISTY
FEAR FUN
(Sub Pop)

 


 

FATHER JOHN MISTY – NANCY FROM NOW ON

 


 

48. KINDNESS
WORLD, YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND
(Polydor)

 


 

KINDNESS – CYAN

 


 

47. BEACH HOUSE
BLOOM
(Sub Pop)

 


 

BEACH HOUSE – WILD

 


 

46. LONE
GALAXY GARDEN
(Garden)

 


 

LONE  W/ MACHINEDRUM – AS A CHILD

 


 

45. DIIV
OSHIN
(Captured Tracks)

 


 

DIIV – HOW LONG HAVE YOU KNOWN

 


 

44. WOLF + LAMB
VERSUS
(Wolf + Lamb)


 

WOLF+LAMB VS PILLOWTALK – REAL LOVE

 


 

43. RICHARD HAWLEY
STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE
(Mute)

 


 

RICHARD HAWLEY – DON’T STARE AT THE SUN

 


 

42. JESSIE WARE
DEVOTION
(Island)

 


 

 JESSIE WARE – DEVOTION

 


 

41. NENEH CHERRY & THE THING
CHERRY THING
(Smalltown Supersound)

 


 

 NENEH CHERRY AND THE THING – ACCORDIAN

 


 

40. THE INVISIBLE
RISPAH
(Ninja Tune)

 


 

THE INVISIBLE – WHAT HAPPENED

 


 

39. JJ DOOM
KEY TO THE KUFFS
(Lex Records)

 


 

JJ DOOM – RHYMIN’ SLANG

 


 

38. HOW TO DRESS
TOTAL LOSS
(Weird World)

 


 

 HOW TO DRESS WELL – TALKING TO YOU

 


 

37. GREEEN LINEZ
THINGS THAT FADE
(Disktopia)

 


 

GREEN LINEZ – HIBISCUS PACIFIC

 


 

36. PHEDRE
PHEDRE
(Daps Records)

 


 

PHEDRE – COLD SUNDAY

 


 

35. MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER
MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER
(Domino)

 


 

MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER – ENDLESS SHORE

 


 

34. SEAMS
TOURIST/SLEEPER
(Full Time Hobby)

 


 

SEAMS – NACHTMUSIK

 


 

33. BLONDES
BLONDES
(RVNG Intl)

 


 

BLONDES – BUSINESS

 


 

32. WILD NOTHING
NOCTURNE
(Bella Union)

 


 

 WILD NOTHING –  MIDNIGHT SONG

 


 

31. TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
THERE’S NO LEAVING NOW
(Dead Oceans)

 


 

THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH – THERE’S NO LEAVING NOW

 


 

30. MICACHU AND THE SHAPES
NEVER
(Rough Trade)

 


 

MICACHU & THE SHAPES – OK

 


 

29. GRIZZLY BEAR
SHIELDS
(Warp)

 


 

GRIZZLY BEAR – SPEAK IN ROUNDS

 


 

28. THE DIRTY PROJECTORS
SWING LO MAGELLAN
(Domino)

 


 

THE DIRTY PROJECTORS – GUN HAS NO TRIGGER

 


 

27. CHROMATICS
KILL FOR LOVE
(Italians Do It Better)

 


 

CHROMATICS – LADY

 


 

26. LIARS
WIXIW
(Mute)

 


 

 LIARS – OCTAGON

 


 

25. SPACEGHOSTPURRP
MYSTERIOUS PHONK
(4AD)

 


 

SPACEGHOSTPURRP – BRINGING THE PHONK

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