RR’s Top 10 Albums of 2012

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My top 10 list can be summed us thusly – I like guitars. And strong voices. And I dabble in dance and soul. Mostly I like to be lifted up, but occasionally I like to be contemplative. Ok, I guess I like a little of everything.

Either way, these albums got the most spins in my house/car over 2012 and I expect to listen to them a bunch in the future as well. It was a good year.

Top 10 Albums of 2012

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Alabama Shakes – “Boys and Girls”
Heartless Bastards – “Arrow”
Tame Impala – “Lonerism”
Bahamas – “Barchords”
Rhye – “The Fall”
Gary Clark Jr. – “Blak and Blu”
Divine Fits – “A Thing Called Divine Fits”
Beach House – “Bloom”
Poolside – “Pacific Standard Time”
The Shins – “Port of Morrow”

Honorable Mentions

Grizzly Bear – “Shields”
Cat Power –“Sun”
Dirty Projectors – “Swing Lo Magellan”
Tennis – “Young and Old”
Lord Huron – “Lonesome Dreams”

Albums I’m most looking forward to in 2013 (off the top of my head):

Yo La Tengo
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Local Natives
Jamie Lidell
My Bloody Valentine

Queens of the Stone Age
Ra Ra Riot
Toro y Moi