Guest List: The Best Albums of 2012 – John Macintosh

1. Swans – The Seer

2. Beach House – Bloom

3. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

4. Grizzly Bear – Shields

5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

6. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light

7. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

8. Burial – Kindred

9. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw…

10. Purity Ring – Shrines

11. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems

12. Julia HolterEkstasis

13. Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t

14. Twin Shadow – Confess

15. Grimes – Visions

16. Tame ImpalaLonerism

17. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

18. Liars – WIXIW

19. Death Grips – The Money Store

20. Chromatics – Kill for Love

21. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse

22. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

23. Crystal Castles – (III)

24. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

25. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

26. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

27. DIIV – Oshin

28. Ash Borer – Cold of Ages

29. Jason Urick – I Love You

30. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch

Honorable Mentions: Nachtmystium – Silencing Machine, El-P – Cancer 4 Cure, Marissa Nadler – The Sister, Polica – Give You the Ghost, Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man, Animal Collective – Centipede Hz, Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance, Angel Olsen – Half Way Home

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