Sound Dessert’s 25 Best Albums of 2012
(So Far)

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
St Lucia
Pop music, perfected.

7. Alex Winston
King Con
A multi-talented crooner with plenty of ‘guts’.

8. Electric Guest
Whimsical dance/funk that lingers.

9. Gossip
A Joyful Noise
Joyful indeed. Gossip’s latest ‘moves in the right direction.’

10. Grimes
Fresh and innovative electronica/”grave-wave”. 

11. KimbraVows
Kimbra has killer pipes and personality.

12. Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic ZerosHere
An impressive follow up to their self-titled 2009 debut.
13. Miike SnowHappy To You 
Divine, danceable electronic anthems.

14. The MynabirdsGenerals 
Fierce, lush ballads fronted by Laura Burhenn. 

15. School Of Seven Bells -Ghostory
Ethereal electro-pop.

16. Savoir AdoreDreamers
An enchanting lullaby.

17. The WalkmenHeaven
The boys have grown up, delivering a more sophisticated and notable sound.

18. Dr. JohnLocked Down
The man, the myth, the legend returns with this amazing southern rock release.

19. Young MagicMelt
‘Sparkly’ electronic that transports you to another dimension.

20. New BuildYesterday Was Lived And Lost
Side projects can be risky, and Hot Chip’s Al Doyle and Felix Martin pull theirs off seamlessly.

21. TanlinesMixed Emotions
The emotional consensus is that this album is a homerun.

22. Sigur RosValtari
Another soaring soundtrack from Sigur Ros.

23. TennisYoung & Old
This “yacht rock” makes for a perfect summer staple, for yes, fans young and old.

24. GeographerMyth
Fun and fancy-free indie pop. 

25. Sara JaffeThe Body Wins
A seductive songbird that leaves an impression.

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