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HPSTRTSDY Top 20 of 2012

December 22, 2012

“Ain’t nobody do it like my clique.”

Every year me & my homeboys take time (probably too much) to make a list of our favorite albums. We go HAM on new albums all year long. I counted 345 albums, mixtapes, & EPs that I listened to last year from Dec ’11 – Nov ’12. (see I wasn’t joking) This year, I thought it would be fun if I combined all of our list to come up with an overall top 20. So I did just that.

Below I have posted our combined top 2012 albums & if you scroll below that I have also listed all of our top 10 albums. Be sure to check out both my homeboys’ blogs GHOSTGOTH & Independent Gentleman. They also posted their top 50 albums for 2012 & I have posted links to each of their lists below.

My crew’s top 20 albums of 2012:

#20 Sharon Van EttenTramp

#19 GrimesVisions

#18 Dean Blunt & Inga CopelandBlack Is Beautiful

#17 How To Dress Well Total Loss

#16 LiarsWIXIW

#15 Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man

#14 Jessie WareDevotion

#13 Death Grips The Money Store

#12 Godspeed You! Black EmperorAllelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

#11 JapandroidsCelebration Rock

burial - kindred EP

#10 Burial Kindred EP

CC 3

#9 Crystal Castles(III)

xx-coexist

#8 The xxCoexist

Chromatics_-_Kill_for_Love

#7 ChromaticsKill For Love

Frank Ocean-channel-orangeAndy Stott - Luxury Problems

#5-6 [tie] Frank Oceanchannel ORANGE / Andy Stott – Luxury Problems

Purity-Ring-Shrines

#4 Purity RingShrines

wild nothing-nocturne

#3 Wild NothingNocturne

beach house-bloom

#2 Beach HouseBloom

kendrick-lamar-good-kid-maad-city

#1 Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. city

Our honorable mentions:

ActressR.I.P.
Best CoastThe Only Place
Big K.R.I.T.Live From The Underground
Cat Power Sun
CFCFExercises
Cloud NothingsAttack On Memory
DIIV – Oshin
Frankie Rose Interstellar
Grizzly BearShields
Holy OtherHeld
Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
Swans – The Seer
Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror

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 Blake’s top 10:  [GHOSTGOTH – check out his top 50 here]

01. HOLY OTHER – Held
02. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
03. Death Grips – The Money Store / No Love Deep Web
04. Burial – Kindred EP
05. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
06. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
07. Purity Ring – Shrines
08. Jessie Ware – Devotion
09. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
10. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems

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Zach’s top 10: [Independent Gentlemancheck out his top 50 here]

01. Beach House – Bloom
02. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
03. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
04. Jessie Ware – Devotion
05. CFCF – Exercises
06. Wild Nothing – Nocturne
07. Whirr – Pipe Dreams
08. Oddisee – People Hear What They See
09. Frankie Rose – Interstellar
10. The xx – Coexist

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Matt’s top 10:

01. Best Coast – The Only Place
02. Beach House – Bloom
03. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
04. Purity Ring – Shrines
05. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
06. DIIV – Oshin
07. Wild Nothing – Nocturne
08. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.D.D. City
09. Crystal Castles – (III)
10. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die

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Nolan’s top 10:

01. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.D.D. City
02. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
03. Grizzly Bear – Shields
04. Swans – The Seer
05. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
06. Chromatics – Kill For Love
07. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
08. Beach House – Bloom
09. Wild Nothing – Nocturne
10. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE

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My top 10: [HPSTRFLS – see my top 40 here]

01. How To Dress Well – Total Loss
02. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
03. The xx – Coexist
04. Chromatics – Kill For Love
05. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid M.A.A.D City
06. Frankie Rose – Interstellar
07. Burial – Kindred EP
08. The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence (Dec 11)
09. Purity Ring – Shrines
10. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

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