It's about that time, folks. I always love seeing what people pick as their favorite albums of the year. Personally, I thought 2012 was an incredible year for music, which I why I picked my top 15 instead of just 10. Anyway, here are my top 15 and honorable mentions, not in any particular order:

1. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
2. Birds In Row - You, Me and The Violence
3. Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
4. Meshuggah - Koloss
5. Crystal Castles - III
6. Rise and Fall - Faith
7. Circa Survive - Violent Waves
8. Passion Pit - Gossamer
9. The Chariot - One Wing
10. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
11. Loma Prieta - I.V.
12. Code Orange Kids - Love Is Love // Return To Dust
13. Caspian - Waking Season
14. Aesop Rock - Skelethon
15. Narrows - Painted

Honorable Mention:
While She Sleeps - This Is The Six
Architects - Daybreaker
FACT - Burundaga
Gaza - No Absolutes In Human Suffering
  • dobi

    in no order whatsoever

    caspian - waking season
    menzingers - on the impossible past
    annabel - youth in youth
    glocca morra - just married
    pan - these are the things i love
    joyce manor - of all things
    birds in a row - you, me and the violence
    title fight - floral green
    joie de vivre - we're all better than this
    mutiny on the bounty - trials
    prawn - ships
    the jealous sound - a gentle reminder
    troubled coast - i've been thinking about leaving you
  • fuggart

    The Early November - In Currents
    FUN - Some Nights
    Feed The Rhino - The Burning Sons
    mewithoutYou - Ten Stories
    The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
    Mallory Knox - Signals (not released yet but what I've heard rules)

    Those albums have made my year
  • kevinsylvia

    amazing year for me, so much great doom, grindcore, powerviolence, and black metal. Roughly the first 10 are in order.

    Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
    Column of Heaven - Mission from God
    Evoken - Atra Mors
    Samothrace - Reverence to Stone
    Dragged into Sunlight - Widowmaker
    Tree of Sores - A Cry of Despair
    Asphyx - Deathammer
    Death of Self - Mental Disintegration
    Torture Chain - Time Is But A Doorway To The Incinerator
    Electric Wizard - Legalise Drugs & Murder
    Agowilt - Clocks Made of Their Own Bones
    Dead Instrument - Violent Death
    Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication
    Serpentine Path - S/T
    Sonance - Like Ghosts
    Book of Sand - Mourning Star
    Noose - Woe Unto You, Oh Earth and Sea
    Sixbrewbantha - S/T
    Bell Witch - Longing
    Horseback - On The Eclipse
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
    Amenra - Mass V
    IDYLLS - Farewell All Joy
    Coffinworm / Fistula split
    On Pain of Death - Year Naught Doom
    SFN - split w/ In Disgust (SFN tracks only)
    The Secret - Agnus Dei
    Dephosphorus - Night Sky Transform
    Tadroaev - Fuck, Blast, Kill Da’Bay
    Acephalix - Deathless Master
    Sky Burial - There I Saw The Grey Wolf Gaping
    Locrian & Mammifer - Bless Them That Curse You
    Witch In Her Tomb - S/T
    Casque - Devour the Lion
    Suffering Luna w/ The Astronaut King - Most High (just one song, but it’s like 8 and a half minutes long)
    Indesinence - Vessels of Light and Decay
    Noisear - Turbulent Resurgence
    Sodb - Don Seantalamh a Chuid Féin
    Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil
    Nothing - Downward Years to Come
    Krallice - Years Past Matter
    Om - Advaitic Songs
    Opium Warlords - We Meditate Under the Pussy in the Sky
    Behold the Arctopus - Horrorscension
    ILSA - Intoxicantations
    Downfall of Gaia - Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes
  • Glenn

    If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest

    Definitely my favorite record of this year
  • N.Guenzler

    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
    DInosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky
  • ShiftedSoul

    Caspian - Waking Season is GREAT.
    Dobi, I own the shirt you had designed for them, great job on that piece.
  • Joshua Jordan

    In no order . . .

    Birds In Row - You, Me and The Violence
    The Chariot - One Wing
    Xerxes - Our Home is a Deathbed
    Gallows - Gallows
  • Matt Borchert

    POS - We Don't Even Live Here
  • Tom Philibeck

    Funny that you mention Casque and Coffinworm, Kevin. Those are both local bands for me. Have you heard Kata Sarka? They have the same vocalist as Casque, maybe other members too.
  • kevinsylvia

    Tom Philibeck said:Funny that you mention Casque and Coffinworm, Kevin. Those are both local bands for me. Have you heard Kata Sarka? They have the same vocalist as Casque, maybe other members too.

    I haven't, but from what I'm reading on last.fm they seem like a band I would enjoy. Definitely going to check them out
  • Tom Philibeck

    Right on.
  • Thirteen: Paradox Design

    This was a great year! Some of my favorites:

    Abigail Williams - Becoming
    Dodecahedron - Dodecahedron
    Downfall of Gaia - Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes
    Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
    Gallows - Gallows
    Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
    Cancer Bats - Dead Set on Living
    Old Man Gloom - No
    Narrows - Painted
    The Chariot - One Wing
    Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    War From a Harlots Mouth - Voyeur
    Meshuggah - Koloss
    Job for a Cowboy - Demonocracy
    Beach House - Bloom
  • ChrisNeal

    Matt Borchert said:POS - We Don't Even Live Here

    This.

    Failed States - Propagandhi
    I'd Rather Die than Live Forever - Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
    Cancer For Cure - El-P
    Yellow and Green - Baroness
    Skelethon - Aesop Rock
    Exister - Hot Water Music
  • SOSAPPAREL

    In no order as well:

    Parkway Drive- Atlas
    Worthwhile- Carry on Kid
    Title Fight- Floral Green
    Such Gold- Misadventures
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- The Heist
    G-Eazy- Must be Nice

    Honorable Mentions

    City Lights- In it to Win it
    With the Punches- Seams and Stitches
    Major League- Hard Feelings
  • kevinsylvia

    Thirteen: Paradox Design said:This was a great year! Some of my favorites:

    Abigail Williams - Becoming
    Dodecahedron - Dodecahedron
    Downfall of Gaia - Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes
    Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
    Gallows - Gallows
    Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
    Cancer Bats - Dead Set on Living
    Old Man Gloom - No
    Narrows - Painted
    The Chariot - One Wing
    Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    War From a Harlots Mouth - Voyeur
    Meshuggah - Koloss
    Job for a Cowboy - Demonocracy
    Beach House - Bloom

    I could've sworn that Dodecahedron album came out last year, I remember listening to it while playing Skyrim in my old apartment around Christmas. I guess it just leaked in 2011 though, such an amazing album.
  • Jason Carne

    No order at all (except alphabetically), but these all were way above average, it's been a great year for music.

    LP's

    Abel - Make It Right
    Absrvdist - Illusory
    The Casket Lottery - Real Fear
    The Cariot - One Wing
    Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
    Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
    Fire & Ice - Not Of This Earth
    The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
    Gaza - No Absolutes In Human Suffering
    If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest
    Jakarta Project - Beauty Lies In Lovers Eyes
    Niech?? - ?mier? w mi?kkim futerku
    No Trigger - Tycoon
    The Secret - Agnus Dei
    The Smith Street Band - Sunshine And Technology
    State Faults - Desolate Peaks
    The Tower And The Fool - How Long

    EP's

    Citizen/Turnover Split
    Dredd - Recurring Nightmare
    Hail The Sun - Elephantitis
    Napoleon - What We See
    Night Verses - Out Of The Sky
    Snailking - Samsara
    Suburban Scum - Hanging By A Thread
  • Setup85

    Ty Segall Band- Slaughterhouse
    Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
    Kadavar
    King Tuff
    Father John Misty - Fear Fun
    Wall Of Death - Main Obsession
    Naam - The Ballad of the Starchild, Movements I-V
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Dont Bend! Ascend!
    Bear In Heaven - I Love you, Its Cool
    Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers 2
    Tame Impala - Lonerism
    Allah-Las
    Diiv - Oshin
    Tweak Bird - Undercover Crops
    Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
    A Place To Bury Strangers - Onwards To The Wall
    Porcelain Raft - Strange Week
    Jeff The Brotherhood - Hypnotic Nights
    Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
  • Lmerrill

    Why? - Mumps Etc.
    Young Fathers - Tape One
    Pinback - Information Retrieved
    Father John Misty - Fear Fun
    BTBAM - Parallax II
    Melvins Lite - Freak Puke
    Menomena - Moms
    Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    The Faceless - Autotheism
    Serengeti - C.A.R.
    Doseone - G is for Deep
    The Tallest Man on Earth - There's no leaving now
    Pelican - Ataraxia / Taraxis

    Plus a lot of the shit you guys already said
  • Who is Ryan C.

    Albums that I constantly listen to from throughout the year in no specific order:
    Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart
    The xx - Coexist
    Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
    Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    Grimes - Visions
    Ke$ha - Warrior
    XXYYXX - XXYYXX
    Zedd - Clarity
    Japandroids - Celebration Rock
    Rihanna - Unapologetic
    One Direction - Up All Night/Take Me Home
    alt-J - An Awesome Wave
    Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
    Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
    Aiden Grimshaw - Misty Eye
    Crystal Castles - III (even though it disappointed me a little)
    Lana Del Rey - Born to Die/Paradise Edition
    Jessie Ware - Devotion
    Usher - Looking For Myself
    Purity Ring - Shrines
    Santigold - Master of My Make Believe

    Albums that I liked, but didn't really stick with me:
    GOOD Music - Cruel Summer
    The Big Pink - Future This
    Mumford and Sons - Babel
    Nicki Minaj - Roman Reloaded/The Re-Up
    Mike Show - Happy to You
    Calvin Harris - 18 Months
    Passion Pit - Grossamer
    No Doubt - Push and Shove
    Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
    Madonna - MDNA
    Muse - 2nd Law
    The Killers - Battle Born

    Mixtapes/EPs:
    Azealia Banks - 1991/Fantasea
    Iggy Azalea - Trap Gold
    The Kickdrums - Follow the Leaders
    Charli XCX - SUPER ULTRA
    Tinashe - Reverie
    The Cataracs - Gordo Taqueria
    Solange - True
    A$AP Rocky - LongLiveA$AP
    Ke$ha - Deconstructed
  • HaydnChapman

    Well, some are mixtapes, but those are essentially free albums, aren't they?

    1) Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
    2) fun. - Some Nights
    3) Clear Soul Forces - Detroit Revolution(s)
    4) Joey Bada$$ - 1999
    5) Chance the Rapper - #10Day
    6) Motion City Soundtrack - Go
    7) Purity Ring- Shrines
    8) Yonas - The Transition
    9) XXYYXX - XXYYXX
    10) The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
  • Jupit

    The Cult - Choice of Weapon
    Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
    Witchcraft - Legend
    Kadavar - Kadavar
    Maserati - VII
    Zodiac - A Bit of Devil
  • fuggart

    ^ dick
  • Portox

    Not many to mention I'll think of more some point soon.
    Bury Tomorrow - The Union of Crowns
    Foxy Shazam - Church of Rock & Roll

    Others worth a note.
    While She Sleeps - This is the Six
  • Jupit

    fuggart said:^ dick

    ¿Qué
  • Christiane

    Babel - Mumford & Sons
    Without a doubt.

    Paul Carrack - Good Feeling
  • fuggart

    Jupit said:
    fuggart said:^ dick

    ¿Qué

    It was aimed at some guy who came on dropping the spam bomb about his crappy SEO business. His comment must have been deleted. I'm not racist against other peoples music taste
  • Jupit

    cool.
  • lazyeye

    No Particular order:

    PallBearer - Sorrow and Extinction
    Julia Holter - Ekstasis
    Andrew Bird - Hands of Glory
    Purity Ring - Shrines (nearly burnt out on this one, but we had a good run.)
    Metric - Synthetica
    How To Dress Well - Total Loss
    Royal Thunder - CVI
    Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
    Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
    Perfume Genius - Put your Back N 2 It
    Lambchop - Mr. M
    The Weeknd - Trilogy
    Graveyard - LIghts Out
    Black Moth Super Rainbow - Cobra Juicy
  • timofeie

    1. White Lung - Sorry
    2. Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
    3. DZ Deathrays - Bloodstreams
    4. Matt and Kim - Lightning
    5. Passion Pit - Gossamer
    6. Blood Red Shoes - In Time to Voices
    7. A Place to Bury Strangers - Worship
    8. Holograms - Holograms
    9. Metric - Synthetica
    10. Bondage Fairies - Bondage Fairies
  • JeffByNight

    Converge - AWLWLB
    Japandroids - Celebration Rock
    The Men - Open Your Heart
    Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
    Birds In A Row - You, Me, & The Violence
    Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
    Gypsy - Giants Despair
    Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
    Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
  • jno

    Just a few that I listened to heavily this year:

    Annabel - Youth in Youth
    Title Fight - Floral Green
    Dikembe - Broad Shoulders
    Misser - Every Day I Tell Myself I'm Going To Be A Better Person
    You Blew It! - Grow Up, Dude
  • Who is Ryan C.

    I forgot to put Icona Pop's EP in there aswell

    I'm surprised no one put this Album of our Generation on their list...

  • TRIBE

    Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
    Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
    Glocca Morra - Just Married
    POLICA - Give You The Ghost
    Purity Ring - Shrines
    Joey Bada$$ - 1999
    P.O.S - We Don't Even Live Here
    Bloc Party - Four
    Port St. Willow - Holiday
    Tame Impala - Lonerism
  • twicolabs

    Joey Cape & Tony Sly - Acoustic Vol. 2 for sure.
  • RobotTiger

    Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
    Liars - WIXIW
    Japandroids - Celebration Rock
    Holy Other - Held
    Clown & Sunset - Don't Break My Love EP
    Flying Lotus - Until The Quite Comes
    JJ DOOM - Keys To The Kuffs
  • Erchu

    P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
    Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers
    Aesop Rock - Skelethon
    El-P - Cancer For Cure
    Such Gold - Misadventures
    With the Punches - Seams and Stitches
    No Trigger - Tycoon
    Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
    Real Friends - 3 Songs About The Past Year + Acoustic EP
    Motion City Soundtrack - Go
    The Ghost Inside - Get What You Give
    Pennywise - All or Nothing
  • _starryeyez_





  • Brock May

    waited all year for this

  • Who is Ryan C.

    _starryeyez_ said:

    I'm pissed she didn't release this flaw free song as a single

  • DanielAndHisArt


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