best of 2012 :: Favorite Recordings

It’s time to kick off my best of 2012 coverage by listing my Favorite Recordings of 2012. Here are 24 albums that I really loved this year. Listen to the tracks below, (and if you have not already) fall in love and go buy some albums.


  1. The Psyched by The Psyched

    Cut The Chord (mp3)

    Buy The Psyched @



  3. Weird Wild World by Sleepies

    Combat (mp3)

    Buy Weird Wild World @

    Weird Wild World by Sleepies


  5. METZ by METZ

    Headache (mp3)

    Buy METZ @

    METZ by METZ

  6. Super Vague by Roomrunner

    Super Vague (mp3)

    Buy Super Vague @

    Super Vague by Roomrunner


  8. Zulus by Zulus

    Blackout (mp3)

    Buy Zulus @

    Zulus by Zulus


  10. Twins by Ty Segall

    Thank God for Sinners (mp3)

    Buy Twins @

    Twins by Ty Segall


  12. Fatherland by Mr. Dream

    Fatherland (mp3)

    Buy Fatherland @

    Fatherland by Mr. Dream


  14. Worship by A Place to Bury Strangers

    You Are The One (mp3)

    Buy Worship @

    Worship by A Place to Bury Strangers


  16. Night Manager by NIGHT MANAGER

    Red Skies (mp3)

    Buy Night Manager @

    Night Manager by Night Manager


  18. Sunshine by Talk Normal

    Bad Date (mp3)

    Buy Sunshine @

    Sunshine by Talk Normal


  20. Temporary Room by Stagnant Pools

    Dead Sailor (mp3)

    Buy Temporary Room @

    Temporary Room by Stagnant Pools


  22. Sundowning by Nü Sensae

    100 Shades (mp3)

    Buy Sundowning @

    Sundowning by Nu Sensae


  24. Oshin by DIIV

    How Long Have You Known (mp3)

    Buy Oshin @

    Oshin by DIIV


  26. WIXIW by Liars

    No.1 Against the Rush (mp3)

    Buy WIXIW @

    WIXIW by Liars


  28. (2012) by Trabajo

    Bodega Cat (mp3)

    Pay-What-You-Want for (2012) @

    2012 by Trabajo


  30. dripping by Pile

    Sun Poisoning (mp3)

    Buy dripping @

    dripping by Pile


  32. We Are You There by rRope

    Ok Nic (mp3)

    Buy We Are You There @

    We Are You There by rRope


  34. Happy New Year by Happy New Year

    Twins (mp3)

    Pay-What-You-Want for Happy New Year @

    Happy New Year by Happy New Year


  36. The Money Store by Death Grips

    Double Helix (youtube)

    Buy The Money Store @

    Money Store by Death Grips


  38. Jazz Mind by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

    Rats (mp3)

    Buy Jazz Mind @

    Jazz Mind by Ed Schrader's Music Beat


  40. Best Behavior by Dinowalrus

    What Now (mp3)

    Buy Best Behavior @

    Best Behavior by Dinowalrus


  42. Butter The Children by Butter The Children

    Vermin $upreme (mp3)

    Download for Butter The Children @

    Butter the Children by Butter the Children


  44. Nehru Jackets by Himanshu

    Yo What’s Good New York (feat. Action Bronson, Lakutis, Kool AD) (mp3)

    Download Nehru Jackets @

    Nehru Jackets Mixtape by Heems


  46. Internal Logic by Grass Widow

    Goldilocks Zone (mp3)

    Buy Internal Logic @

    Internal Logic by Grass Widow

UPDATE: I accidentally left the Sports EP by Speedy Ortiz off this list because I am an idiot. This is so good.

Silver Spring (mp3)

Buy Sports @

Sports EP by Speedy Ortiz

You can stream (and scrobble) all the songs in this post using the player at the bottom of the page OR you can just download any or all of the tracks at your leisure and play them using a digital media player of your choice.

If you want to download all the individual tracks in this post, you should probably think about installing the DownThemAll! or FlashGot Firefox extensions as I am way too lazy to upload a zip of all the mp3s in this post.

Also, if you like what you hear you should probably purchase music from the above artists at any of these fine online retailers (or your local independent record store):

Insound | eMusic | Other Music

Oh, and be sure to check out our of best of posts.
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