Kevin Foster Langston’s Top Albums of 2012

Posted December 20th, 2012 by eric

Kevin Foster Langston is a recovering music critic who likes what he likes because he likes it, and anyone who has a problem with that can bugger off.

1. Japandroids, Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
2. Cloud Nothings, Attack on Memory (ADA/Carpark Records)
3. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange (Def Jam)
4. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Clean Slate/Epic)
5. Diiv, Oshin (Captured Tracks)
6. The Men, Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)
7. Metz, Metz (Sub Pop)
8. Titus Andronicus, Local Business (XL)
9. Jack White, Blunderbuss (Columbia /Third Man Records)
10. Fun., Some Nights (Fueled by Ramen Records)

+ Honorable Mention: Ty Segall released three fantastic records this year (e.g. Hair, Twins and Slaughterhouse), but they sort of cancelled one another out.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 KFL // Dec 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    postscript: Seriously, how awful was that Band of Horses record?

  • 2 KFL // Dec 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    post-postscript: And that Avett Bros. was rubbish, too.

  • 3 Eric Greenwood // Dec 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I couldn’t even make it all the way through that Band of Horses record.