Guest List: The Best Albums of 2012 – John Macintosh

1. SwansThe Seer

2. Beach HouseBloom

3. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city

4. Grizzly BearShields

5. Godspeed You! Black EmperorAllelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

6. SpiritualizedSweet Heart Sweet Light

7. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan

8. BurialKindred

9. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw…

10. Purity RingShrines

11. Andy StottLuxury Problems

12. Julia HolterEkstasis

13. Jens LekmanI Know What Love Isn’t

14. Twin ShadowConfess

15. GrimesVisions

16. Tame ImpalaLonerism

17. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind

18. LiarsWIXIW

19. Death GripsThe Money Store

20. ChromaticsKill for Love

21. Ty Segall BandSlaughterhouse

22. Perfume GeniusPut Your Back N 2 It

23. Crystal Castles(III)

24. Frank OceanChannel Orange

25. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music

26. Sharon Van EttenTramp

27. DIIVOshin

28. Ash BorerCold of Ages

29. Jason UrickI Love You

30. Scott WalkerBish Bosch

Honorable Mentions: NachtmystiumSilencing Machine, El-PCancer 4 Cure, Marissa NadlerThe Sister, PolicaGive You the Ghost, Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man, Animal CollectiveCentipede Hz, Lotus PlazaSpooky Action at a Distance, Angel OlsenHalf Way Home

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