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Written by: Paul Tao (12/03/12)
Top Albums Of 2012

10) Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dreams
09) Hot Chip - In Our Heads
08) Holy Other - Held
07) Beach House - Blooms
06) Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
05) Chromatics - Kill For Love
04) Jessie Ware - Devotion
03) Chairlift - Something
02) Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
01) Swans - The Seer

ExplanationI've listened to the Lord Huron album more than any other, as it's one of those albums you can listen to front and end without even realizing it, and then press repeat, but the Swans album is just so different and mindblowing that I couldn't make myself put it at anything but #1.


Top EPs Of 2012

05) Sky Ferreira - Ghost
04) Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze
03) Haim - Forever
02) Charli XCX - You're The One
01) Disclosure - The Face

ExplanationThis list is way poppier than my list has been in the past, but I'll make no excuses for that. Good music is good music and this year, the poppier side of things just happened to reign supreme.


Top Music Video Of 2012


ExplanationHow is it even possible that this video doesn't have millions of views? It's the most beautiful video made this year by far, and it also accentuates the details of a song to make the viewer so much more aware of how the parts play off each other.


Best Live Shows of 2012

05) Refused @ FYF Fest - 9/1/12
04) Local Natives @ Satellite - 10/23/12
03) Pulp @ Coachella - 4/20/12
02) Radiohead @ Coachella - 4/21/12
01) Sigur Ros @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles) - 8/12/12

ExplanationThat Sigur Ros show was the most unbelievable show I've seen in years, and the fact that it was on the lawn of a cemetery made it all the more haunting.


A Few Of My Favorite Songs Of 2012 In No Particular Order

How To Dress Well - & It Was U
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
TNGHT - Higher Ground
Jessie Ware - Running (Disclosure Remix)
Usher - Climax
AlunaGeorge - Your Drums, Your Love
Charli XCX - You're The One
IO Echo - Ministry of Love
Kanye West - Mercy
Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing

Most Anticipated Of 2013

Daft Punk
My Bloody Valentine
Azealia Banks
Pusha T
M.I.A.
Arcade Fire
Atoms For Peace
Autechre
The Knife
AlunaGeorge
Angel Haze

ExplanationNext year could be a very good year.


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07:39 AM on 01/01/13
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Finally, a list I can get behind
09:34 AM on 01/01/13
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Daft Punk in 2013? Awesome!
01:52 PM on 01/01/13
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03) Haim - Forever

One of my to EPs this year too, can't wait to see what they put out next!
02:31 PM on 01/01/13
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Yes! Finally some love for Bloom and Something. Holy Other's record is good, but the latter half of the title track is magical!
02:58 PM on 01/01/13
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Hmm, since you like Charli XCX and Sky Ferreira, have you listened to the new Marina & the Diamonds / Ellie Goulding albums? They're in my top 5.
10:45 AM on 01/02/13
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Hmm, since you like Charli XCX and Sky Ferreira, have you listened to the new Marina & the Diamonds / Ellie Goulding albums? They're in my top 5.
Yeah. They both have great songs but I didn't find them as consistent as Charli/Sky
10:50 PM on 01/03/13
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lord huron is the shit, good taste
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