Friday, 30 November 2012

Chris' Top 50 Albums of 2012


As you can see there are loads of Ambient and Downtempo releases on this list. This has been a fantastic year for the legendary Ultimae Records thanks to new releases by Sync24 and Solar Fields. A surprising amount of awesome singer/songwriters came with new stuff too. And last but not least: Katatonia and Tenacious D. The former is a fantastic Doom metal band from Sweden and the latter needs no further introduction. 2012 was a very good year for music!
~Chris


1. Trifonic - Ninth Wave
2. The Flashbulb - Opus at the End of Everything
3. Mumford & Sons - Babel
4. Sync24 - Comfortable Void
5. Connect.Ohm - [ 9980 ]
6. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
7. Plan B - Ill Manors
8. Kwajbasket - Science Fiction Soundtrack
9. Kwajbasket - The Gentleman
10. Marconi Union - Different Colours
11. Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Âme
12. The Pines - Dark So Gold
13. Poets of the Fall - Temple of Thought
14. Glen Hansard - Rhythm and Repose
15. Slow Dancing Society - Laterna Magica
16. Solar Fields - [Random Friday]
17. Sync24 - Ambient Archive (1996-2002)
18. Urenga - After Rain
19. Various Artists - [Greenosophy]
20. Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird
21. Akira Kiteshi - Industrial Avenue
22. Muse - The 2nd Law
23. Reso - Tangram
24. Netsky - 2
25. The Flashbulb - Hardscrabble
26. Brian Eno - Lux
27. Carice van Houten - See You on the Ice
28. Celldweller - Live Upon A Blackstar
29. Deadmau5 - >Album Title Goes Here<
30. Eluveitie - Helvetios
31. Faderhead - The World of Faderhead
32. Fink - Wheels Turn Beneath My Feet
33. Hammock - Departure Songs
34. Hudson - Crimson
35. Hybrid Leisureland - Variable
36. Infected Mushroom - Army of Mushrooms
37. Karine Polwart - Traces
38. Knife Party - Rage Valley EP
39. Linkin Park - Living Things
40. Loscil - Sketches From New Brighton
41. Marconi Union - Weightless (Ambient Transmission Volume 2)
42. Morning Parade - Morning Parade
43. Celldweller - Wish Upon A Blackstar
44. Shulman - ALive
45. Spain - The Soul of Spain
46. Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones Part 1
47. Submotion Orchestra - Fragments
48. Varous Artists - Special Places
49. Vinnie Paz - God of the Serengeti
50. Tenacious D - Rize of the Phoenix

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