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
  • martinNZ09







  • Stein

    Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid MADD City

    Hands down best album this year.
  • Perception Apparel

    DanielAndHisArt said:


    The whole album is all i am listening to right now
  • GhostImage



    One of my favorite bands ever.
  • chriskillerartworx

    make do and mend - everything you ever loved
    no trigger - tycoon
    muse - the 2nd law
    the menzingers - on the impossible past
    the gaslight anthem - handwritten

    looking forward to pure love's album anthems in 2013.
  • JeffByNight

    Perception Apparel said:
    DanielAndHisArt said:


    The whole album is all i am listening to right now

    video gives me douche chills
  • kevinluong

    Instead of making a list of my top 10, I did a 30-second doodle of each from memory.




    You can see the rest here!: http://iamkevinluong.tumblr.com/post/37677822098/since-everyone-is-making-their-own-lists-for-top
  • Perception Apparel

    JeffByNight said:
    Perception Apparel said:
    DanielAndHisArt said:


    The whole album is all i am listening to right now

    video gives me douche chills

    This video/song is actually my least favorite from the album but love it all the same
  • Kyle Crawford

  • RobotTiger

    The Best Of Music in 2012

    Top Albums of 2012
    1. Grizzly Bear â?? Shields
    2. Liars â?? WIXIW
    3. Andy Stott â?? Luxury Problems
    4. Japandroids â?? Celebration Rock
    5. Gang Colours â?? The Keychain Collective
    6. Holy Other â?? Held
    7. JJ Doom â?? Keys To The Kuffs
    8. Daphni - Jiaolong
    9. Death Grips â?? Money Store
    10. Acid Pauli - Mst
    Top Songs of 2012

    1. Nicolas Jaar + Theatre Roosevelt â?? The Ego
    2. Usher â?? Climax
    3. XXYYXX â?? About You
    4. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs â?? Garden
    5. Daphni - Cos Ber Zam Ne Noya (Daphni Mix)
    6. Japandroids â?? The House That Heaven Built
    7. Grizzly Bear â?? Sleeping Ute
    8. Kindness â?? House
    9. Jai Paul â?? Jasmine
    10. Liars â?? Brats
    11. Julio Bashmore â?? Au Seve
    12. Just Friends â?? Avalanche
    13. Andy Stott â?? Numb
    14. Gang Colours â?? To Repel Ghosts
    15. SOHN â?? The Wheel
    16. Benoit & Sergio â?? New Ships
    17. Death Grips â?? Iâ??ve Seen Footage
    18. Holy Other â?? Held
    19. Chrome Sparks â?? Marijuana
    20. Flying Lotus | Earl Sweatshirt | Captain Murphy â?? Between Friends

    Top Live Shows of 2012

    1. Nicolas Jaar @ BEMF | Music Hall Of Williamsburg, NYC
    2. Flying Lotus @ Terminal 5, NYC
    3. Amon Tobin @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC
    4. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
    5. Apparat @ Electric Zoo | Sunday Stage, NYC
    6. Van She @ Monte Cristo Room, NZ
    7. Justice @ Terminal 5, NYC
    8. Andy Stott @ MoMA PS1, NYC
    9. Nicolas Jaar @ MoMA PS1, NYC
    10. Benoit & Sergio - The Standard Hotel | Le Bain | NYC
  • ShineOn

    My top 5 albums and songs

    Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
    Purity Ring - Shrines
    Beach House - Bloom
    Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
    Slow Magic - Triangles

    Daughter - Smother
    P.O.S. - How We Land (Ft. Justin Vernon)
    Mystery Skulls - Paralyzed
    Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love
    Pure Love - Bury My Bones
  • justinryan

    Now, Now - Threads
    Frank Turner - Last Minutes and Lost Evenings (collection of songs)
    Caspian - Waking Season
    Hostage Calm - Please Remain Calm
    The Jealous Sound - A Gentle Reminder
    The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past
    Good Old War - Came Back As Rain
    Annabel - Youth In Youth
    Pswingset - All Our False Starts
    Prawn - You Can Just Leave It All
    Ben Kweller - Go Fly a Kite
    Joyce Manor - Of All Things
    David Ramirez - Aplogies
  • Sam Montana

    Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour
    Amenra - Mass V
    The Delta Saints - Death Letter Jubilee
    Mono - For My Parents
    Good Old War - Come Back As Rain
    Caspian - Waking Season
    Cancer Bats - Dead Set on Living


    Not a lot of albums I really liked this year. I wish I could've put the last Architects album on this list because I was super excited about it, but it left me rather disappointed.
  • GRINDESIGN

    .CONVERGE- All We Love We Leave Behind
    .NEUROSIS-Honor Found In Decay
    .EVERY TIME I DIE- Ex Lives
    .ABORTED-Global Flatline
    .THE SECRET-Agnus Dei
    .ENABLER-All Hail The Void
    .CATTLE DECAPITATION- Monolith of Inhumanity
    .BIRDS IN ROW-You, Me and The Violence
    .CODE ORANGE KIDS- Love is Love/Return To Dust
    .DER WEG EINER FREIHET-Unstille
    .Cancer Bats-Dead Set On living
    .Igorrr-Hallelujah
    .Wasted Struggle-Guillotines
  • vinbasshred

    #1: Soundgarden - King Animal
    #2: Muse - The 2nd Law
    #3. Omotai - Terrestrial Grief
  • InfinityLab

    (no order)

    Blackbear - Sex
    JMSN - Priscilla
    Kreayshawn - Somethin Bout Kreay
    The Weeknd - Trilogy
    Trey Songz - Chapter V
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  • Tom Philibeck

    That reminds me, I should post a "2013 Albums of the Year" thread.
  • Jason Carne

    Yeah, do that. There has been so much good music this year, my list is crazy long.
  • Who is Ryan C.

    Tom Philibeck said:That reminds me, I should post a "2013 Albums of the Year" thread.

    Bitch better watch til Britney Jean to come out! Then again we already know it's gonna be Album of the Year, Century, etc... #noneforJT
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