Hey we now have the list everyone has been asking for!1

It has been roughly 5 years since the year 2012 and the albums have had time to marinate in our consciousness. This list was based on votes from Blocland’s Highly Esteemed Writing Staff. 

It seems about right?2 All album titles are written as I remember them.

          1. Kendrick Lamar – Good kid, m.A.A.d. City
          2. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
          3. Tame Impala – Lonerism
          4. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel is the Hand that Spins
          5. Chromatics – Has a ball on it 
          6. Japandroids – The House that Heaven Built
          7. Beach House – Bloom
          8. Swans – The Seer
          9. GYBE – See RJ’s article 
          10. Grimes – Genesis
          11. Hot Chip – S/T
          12. Burial – Untrue
          13. Killer Mike – RAP Music
          14. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Everything
          15. Grizzley Bear – Vespice
          16. El P – The Something Brains
          17. Blut Aus Nord – S/T
          18. Daniel Bachman – S/T
          19. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
          20. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
          21. Woods – Cobra Rising
          22. Panopticon – S/T
          23. Pallbearer – S/T
          24. Anais Mitchell – Man Again
          25. Purity Ring – The Sister We Keep
          26. Porcelain Rafte – The Waters We Keep
          27. Cat Power – The Greatest
          28. Baroness – S/T
          29. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
          30. Tallest Man on Earth – Man of the Woods 3
          31. ALT J – Attack on Rock
          32. Rush – 2012
          33. Todd Snoder – S/T
          34. Andrew Bird – Whistling Gypsy 
          35. Sharon Van Etten – Take Care
          36. Evoken – S/T
          37. Screaming Females – S/T
          38. Demdike Stare – We Gaze on Dams
          39. Spiritualized – S/T
          40. Jack White – Blunderbuss
          41. Lambchop – Mr M
          42. Krallice – S/T
          43. The Residents – Let It Be
          44. Foxygen – How Can You?
          45. The Walkmen – Heaven
          46. Bat for Lashes – Dreams
          47. Mac DeMarco – II
          48. Ash Borer – S/T
          49. Here We Go Magic – S/T
          50. Tanlines – Pale Saints

         

  1. We need the clicks. Dear god we need the clicks.
  2. Was hoping it wasn’t the exact P4k list until I saw Rush at 37
  3. Is this played out yet?
  • Doris Montgomery

    Scores of the top 10 albums:
    56
    49
    37
    34
    32
    29
    27
    27
    24

  • Doris Montgomery

    There were two votes for ALT J

    • lobster man

      Ban ’em.

  • DFrye

    So many S/T in 2012. Who knew?

    • Black Antlers

      Shows how much I knew

    • Doris Montgomery

      it has to be a record

    • Cooolin

      Stoked my Hot Chip boys had the very best S/T

  • lobster man

    Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!

    • Cooolin

      I heard Vampire Weekend is writing an album that’s designed to age poorly

      • lobster man

        I listened to “Step” the other day and then I looked at the rest of the tracklist and thought “I really don’t want to hear any of these other songs”.

  • lobster man

    And who can forget where they were in 2012 when they first heard Untrue? 6 years later and it’s still going strong. Pair that with Cobra Rising and you have a pretty bullet proof year.

    • Black Antlers

      Untrue was 2007 (10 years ago). Street Halo/Kindred was 2012……………………providing this is Burial we’re talking about 🙂 And yes it’s still going strong.

  • LeMonjello

    Vespice still better than Spades.

  • DFrye

    Rush – 2012. HAHAHA