top of the top: 2012
wow, 2012’s been a hard year with too many excellent albums, too many amazing discoveries.
but after a few think-tank weeks, we more or less managed to make a decision.
best songs of the pond
1. The House That Heaven Built, Japandroids
2. I’ve Seen Footage, Death Grips
3. Death of the Journalist, Scroobius Pip
4. Shotgun, Eugene McGuinness
best albums of the pond
1. Recreation, Papier Tigre
2. Prophet, Ramona Falls
3. In Motion pt. 1, The Cinematic Orchestra
4. The Echo Show, Yeti Lane
5. Attack on Memory, Cloud Nothing
6. Lonerism, Tame Impala
7. Quakers, Quarkers
8. Milk Famous, White Rabbits
9. Passage, Exitmusic
10. The Money Store, Death Grips
best concerts of the pond
A Winged Victory for the Sullen @Flow Festival, august
Sigur Rós @Berlin Festival, september
Radiohead @Wuhlheide, october
Menomena @Postbahnhof, december
best surprise of the pond
math rock is damn good!
best discovery of the pond
Slut, Slut, Slut
best label of the pond
africantape, place of refuge of Aucan, Papier Tigre and Electric Electric
ugliest cover of the pond
Centipede Hz, Animal Collective
most artistic cover of the pond
Two by Four, Piano Interrupted
best album artwork of the pond
Prophet, Ramona Falls
greatest moment of the pond
having Kari Tappiiri as a follower
i don’t know if you feel like sharing your 2012 bests with us, but in case you do, feel free to leave a comment and give us your e-mail address. three 2012 samplers will be granted to the three first answers.
so, what was your album of the year? your favourite concert? your favs of the favs?