Albums of the year 2012 (21-30)
Center Of The Sun Machine Gun (Mayfly / Self Aware) - New band from Charlotte, NC…like a cool cross between True Widow and Joy Formidable.
Cheap Girls Giant Orange (Rise)
Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory (Carpark)
Dinosaur Jr. I Bet On Sky (Jagjaguwar)
Happy Particles Under Sleeping Waves (Self-Released) - This came out last year at Christmas but under my rules that makes it a 2012 release. Indie pop slowcore. AmAnSet fans take notice.
Hostage Calm Please Remain Calm (Run For Cover)
The Men Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)
Museum Mouth Sexy But Not Happy (Self-Released)
Pswingset All Our False Starts (Topshelf)
Thinking Machines Extension Chords (Self-Released)
Honorable Mentions: Basement, The Casket Lottery, Dads, Delay, DIIV, Downtown Struts, Further Seems Forever, Glocca Morra, The Greek Favourites, Gypsy, The Marine Electric, Matt Skiba & The Sekrets, mewithoutYou, Modern Baseball, Oddczar, Old Flings, Quiet Steps, Shores, Smashing Pumpkins, Sore Eyelids, Tall Ships, Tyler Daniel Bean, The Walkmen, White Lung