Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2012

December 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

I don’t think Tug Baker has an enemy in this world. I can’t say the same about many people I know. In addition to his Top 15 albums listed here, Tug has compiled his 100 favorite tracks of 2012, which you can find over at his music blog, About Today, which you should check out anyway, […]

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Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2012

December 31st, 2012 · Comments Off on Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2012

Patrick Wall’s skills are as varied as they are impractical. KNEE MEETS JERK: In Which a Beleaguered Music Journalist Attempts — and Fails — to Identify Ten Records Released Between December 2011 and December 2012. That Were Better Than All Other Releases in the Same Time Period. Listed in alphabetical order. Results subject to change. […]

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Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2012

December 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2012

Drew Harkins is currently following some sort of bizarro, modernized version of Don Draper’s esteemed trajectory, replete with passels of women, ankle-bearing suits, and ad campaigns … without all that inconvenient identity theft nonsense. 1. Japandroids, Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl) They aren’t long; all the weeping and the laughter. Hold damn tight onto those days, because […]

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Kevin Foster Langston’s Top Albums of 2012

December 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments

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 […]

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Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2012

December 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2012

I’ve written for Drawer B for 14 years, and so it stands to reason that this is my 14th year-end list of albums (unless I slacked off one or two times). You’ll undoubtedly disagree with several of my choices, as these are not necessarily the “best” records of the year- just the ones I preferred […]

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Logan K. Young’s Top Albums of 2012

December 18th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Logan K. Young is a former contributor to Drawer B, who managed to stir up his fair amount of shit while in residence. He’s now moved on to bigger and better things, including being a fellow for 11th annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. Unsurprisingly, a few of his best album choices are a tad […]

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Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2012

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2012

Robert Howell is a philosophy professor at SMU, author and proud new father of a boy called Julian. He also digs good tunes. Streamable playlist via Rdio. 1. Grizzly Bear, Shields (Warp) 2. Sharon Van Etten, Tramp (Jagjaguwar) 3. Father John Misty, Fear Fun (Sub Pop) 4. Spiritualized, Sweet Heart, Sweet Light (Fat Possum) 5. […]

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