I have 15 albums to post this year which turned out to be a great year for music.
My number one album comes from Foxygen who were able to capture the essence of the best of 60’s psychedlia with obvious inspiration from The Kinks, Doors, Stones. This year also marked the return of Toad the Wet Sprocket and Camper Van Beethoven AND gave us the first Bowie album in ten years.
1. Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
2. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – (self titled)
3. The Avett Brothers – Magpie and the Dandelion
4. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
5. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get…
6. Dawes – Stories Don’t End
7. David Bowie – The Next Day
8. Elvis Costello and the Roots – Wise Up Ghost
10. Yo La Tengo – Fade
11. Camper Van Beethoven – La Costa Perdida
12. Robyn Hitchcock – Love from London
13. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
14. Toad the Wet Sprocket – New Constellation
2012 was a down year for music in my estimation. Here are my top albums of the year with the top 3 standing out.
And in no particular order…