While summer is just beginning, the year is already half over! It’s been a fantastic year in music to date. Here’s a breakdown of Sound Dessert’s favorite 25 albums of 2012 so far! Click the album link to listen to the music on Spotify and for a sample track of each album check out my playlist here. Share YOUR favorite albums in the comments.
1. Of Monsters And Men
My Head Is An Animal
A sonic triumph.
2. Beach House
Atmospheric, intoxicating, a dream delivered.
3. Jack White
A genius at work. What’s not to like?
4. Silversun Pickups
Neck Of The Woods
Irresistible raspy rock, Silversun Pickups does it again.
5. Alabama Shakes
Boys & Girls
A smoldering serving of blues.
6. St. Lucia
Pop music, perfected.
7. Alex Winston
A multi-talented crooner with plenty of ‘guts’.
8. Electric Guest
Whimsical dance/funk that lingers.
A Joyful Noise
Joyful indeed. Gossip’s latest ‘moves in the right direction.’
Fresh and innovative electronica/”grave-wave”.
11. Kimbra – Vows
Kimbra has killer pipes and personality.
14. The Mynabirds – Generals
Fierce, lush ballads fronted by Laura Burhenn.
15. School Of Seven Bells -Ghostory
16. Savoir Adore – Dreamers
An enchanting lullaby.
17. The Walkmen – Heaven
The boys have grown up, delivering a more sophisticated and notable sound.
18. Dr. John – Locked Down
The man, the myth, the legend returns with this amazing southern rock release.
19. Young Magic – Melt
‘Sparkly’ electronic that transports you to another dimension.
20. New Build – Yesterday Was Lived And Lost
Side projects can be risky, and Hot Chip’s Al Doyle and Felix Martin pull theirs off seamlessly.
21. Tanlines – Mixed Emotions
The emotional consensus is that this album is a homerun.
22. Sigur Ros – Valtari
Another soaring soundtrack from Sigur Ros.
23. Tennis – Young & Old
This “yacht rock” makes for a perfect summer staple, for yes, fans young and old.
24. Geographer – Myth
Fun and fancy-free indie pop.
25. Sara Jaffe – The Body Wins
A seductive songbird that leaves an impression.