Sunday, 16 December 2012

Best Albums Of 2012 - Rest Of The World

Finally it's time.  Time to unleash the first of our end of year lists.  And before we get all insular here at Scottish Fiction, let's look outwards, beyond bonnie Scotland and into the wider world.  This year is actually been that good for Scottish music and blogging, doing the radio show that I really immersed myself in that, and as such there's been a huge amount that's passed me by.  So this is a more a list of albums which I've been listening to over the past twelve months and enjoyed.  Oh wait... that's what a best of is surely!

Beach House - Bloom

The duo from Baltimore cemented their place as the finest dream-pop act around.  'Bloom' has been on repeat on my record player since it's release.  A stand-out album and easily my number one choice.

The rest of the list are presented in no particular order:

Best Coast - The Only Place

 The xx - Coexist

Polica - Give You The Ghost

alt-J - An Awesome Wave

Death Grips - The Money Store

Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky

Egyptian Hip Hop - Good Don't Sleep

Godspeed You! Black Emporer - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Grizzly Bear - Shields

Hot Chip - In Our Heads

Jessie Ware - Devotion

Tame Impala - Lonerism

DIIV - Oshin

Japandroids - Celebration Rock

The Maccabees - Given To The Wild

2:54 - 2:54

The Shins - Port Of Morrow

Sigur Ros - Valtari

U.S. Girls - GEM

  Tribes - Baby

Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man

Ty Seagall - Twins

First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar

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