The critics did a pretty good list of the best albums of 2012.
Personally, I couldn’t really get into Tame Impala’s Lonerism or Beach House’s Bloom, but the so many people have been talking about these albums.
My favorite albums of the year had to be:
alt-j’s An Awesome Wave: This album is a masterpiece. Listen to it from Track 1 to finish.
Miguel’s Kaleidscope Dream: I listened to this again today for the thirtieth time. Miguel resembles a modern day Prince.
K. Dot’s good kid, m.A.A.d city: This album is a beautiful story of life. Kendrick Lamar tells stories about his teenage years before hip-hop creating a beautiful and complete album full of style and perfect delivery.
Ab-Soul’s Control System: Black Hippy member (along with Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock) and TDE affiliate Ab-Soul created perhaps the most unique sounding hip-hop album this year. While not as popular as Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul is showing signs of being the best rapper since Eminem. Control System might be my favorite album of the entire year. Warning: This is only for hip-hop fans. And, I predict Ab-Soul is going to explode in 2013.
Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange: If you haven’t heard this yet, what are you doing with your life. Frank Ocean exploded onto the mainstream music scene this year with Channel Orange and definitely delivers a little something for all music fans.
I would also recommend checking out Cat Power. Sarah, my girlfriend, listens to her new album and I really vibe with a lot of the tracks. Flying Lotus has been around forever and continues to make great art.
I am about to check out Cloud Nothing’s Attack on Memory.
Make sure you visit InformationIsBeautiful’s new glossy website. They really did a great job!
Let me know your favorite albums of 2012 or 2013 by leaving a comment at the top.