2012 Top Tens

Don Clark:

01. The Jezabels – Prisoner
Best Track: “Rosebud”
02. Lecrae – Gravity
Best Track: “Violence”
03. Paper Route – The Peace Of Wild Things
Best Track: “Two Hearts”
04. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
Best Track:  “I’m Getting Ready”
05. Delta Spirit – Delta Spirit
Best Track: “Tear It Up”
06. Propaganda – Excellent
Best Track: “Precious Puritans”
07. The Presets – Pacifica
Best Track: “Promises”
08. Ellie Goulding – Halcyon
Best Track: “Anything Can Happen”
09. Abandoned Pools – Sublime Currency
Best Track: “Hype Is The Enemy”
10. Derek Minor – PSA, V. 3
Best Track: “Love”


Ryan Clark:


01. The Presets – Pacifica
Best Track: “Fall”
02. Twin Shadow – Confess
Best Track: “Five Seconds”
03. Delta Spirit – Delta Spirit
Best Track: “Home”
04. O. Children – Apnea
Best Track: “I Know (You Love Me)”
05. The Jezabels – Prisoner
Best Track: “Endless Summer”
06. Night Flight Orchestra – Internal Affairs
Best Track: “1998”
07. Abandoned Pools – Sublime Currency
Best Track: “Sublime Currency”
08. Miike Snow – Happy To You
Best Track: “Garden”
09. Niki & The Dove – Instinct
Best Track: “Somebody”
10. Bright Light Bright Light – Make Me Believe In Hope
Best Track: “Immature”


Zac Schwiet:


01. Abandoned Pools – Sublime Currency
Best Track: “Hype Is The Enemy”
02. Derek Minor – PSA, V. 3
Best Track: “Turn It Up”
03. Ellie Goulding – Halcyon
Best Track: “Anything Could Happen”
04. School of Seven Bells – Ghostory
Best Track: “The Night”
05. Lecrae – Church Clothes
Best Track: “Co-Sign”
06. The Shins – Port Of Morrow
Best Track: “Simple Song”
07. Twin Shadow – Confess
Best Track: “Run My Heart”
08. Paper Route – The Peace Of Wild Things
Best Track: “Two Hearts”
09. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Best Track: “Breezeblocks”
10. Shiny Toy Guns – III
Best Track: “Somewhere To Hide”


Ryan’s Top Ten Metal:


01. Deftones – Koi No Yokan
Best Track: “Poltergeist”
02. Black Breath – Sentenced To Life
Best Track: “The Flame”
03. Fear Factory – The Industrialist
Best Track: “Recharger”
04. Katatonia – Dead End Kings
Best Track: “The Racing Heart”
05. Cancer Bats – Dead Set On Living
Best Track: “D.S.O.L.”
06. Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
Best Track:  “L’Enfant Sauvage”
07. Woods Of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
Best Track: “Lightning & Snow”
08. Meshuggah – Koloss
Best Track: “The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance”
09. Swallow The Sun – Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
Best Track: “This Cut Is The Deepest”
10. Becoming The Archetype – I Am
Best Track: “The Eyes Of The Storm”


4 Responses to “2012 Top Tens”

  1. Josh Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    One of my favorite graphic designers is a fan of Paper Route?!?! Seeing this totally made my day!

  2. David Says:
    December 7th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Thanks guys! I patiently wait for these to come out every year. I’ve been enjoying your lists since the early Asterik days… Cheers!

  3. Luke Says:
    January 7th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I just wanted to drop a line and tip a hat to Ryan for noting the final release of Woods of Ypres in his top 10 list! I’ve always loved that band and felt they were tragically overlooked (even after David Gold’s death in 2011).

    It’s good to see their name mentioned now and again. So thank you!

  4. Ryan Toyota Says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I love reading your lists. Usually there’s a bunch of new music on these that I haven’t heard of and I end up having to spend a bunch of money on a few albums.

    I have to say I’m thrilled to see Paper Route and Shiny Toy Guns on these lists. I also agree that Prisoner by The Jezabels was a fantastic album, but it released in September of 2011. How did it end up on the 2012 list?

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