At the end of every year, I like to put together a list of my favorite records that came out that year, and a mix of songs as well. Here are my favorite records that came out in 2012, followed by a Spotify playlist of a bunch of songs. (original costa concordia photo by max rossi | reuters.)

15. From the Mouth of the Sun – Woven Tide
14. Emeralds – Just to Feel Anything
13. Why? – Mumps etc.
12. Wild Nothing – Nocturne
11. The xx – Coexist
10. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
9. Efterklang – Piramida
8. Lambchop – Mr. M
7. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
6. mewithoutYou – Ten Stories
5. Trouble Books – Concatenating Fields
4. Angel Olsen – Half Way Home
3. Sigur Rós – Valtari
2. Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
1. Dark Dark Dark – Who Needs Who


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  1. I myself am working on a two disc, 3+ hour end-of-the-year mix. I look forward to comparing notes.

  2. Amy Chesher Pelicano says:

    Send me one Charlie!

  3. Keith Frrnnd says:

    do you like that chromatics album charlie?

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