Albums of 2012

...in which 3/5 of Lark's Tongue shill for our favorite records of the year. Here's a few endorsements.

JEFF'S TOP 13:

  1. Richard Hawley-Standing at the Sky’s Edge
  2. Guided by Voices-Let’s Go Eat the Factory
  3. Marriages-Kitsune
  4. Ufomammut-ORO-opus primum
  5. Beak>->>
  6. Arbouretum-Covered in Leaves
  7. Thee oh Sees-Putrifiers II
  8. Dead Can Dance-Anastasis
  9. Wino & Connie Ochs-Labor of Love
  10. Michael Kiwanuka-Home Again
  11. Dakota Suite-An Almost Silent Life
  12. Calexico-Spiritoso
  13. OM-Advaitic Songs

JON'S TOP 20

  1. Swans – The Seer
  2. Marriages – Kitsune 
  3. Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock
  4. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  5. A Place to Bury Strangers – Worship 
  6. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
  7. Richard Hawley – Standing at the Sky’s Edge
  8. Ancestors – In Dreams and Time
  9. Goat – World Music
  10. Lumerians – s/t
  11. Woods – Bend Beyond
  12. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
  13. Bob Dylan – Tempest 
  14. Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
  15. Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay
  16. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
  17. Dinosaur Jr – I Bet on Sky
  18. Cat Power – Sun 
  19. Tamaryn – Tender New Signs 
  20. Om – Advaitic Songs

NATE'S 10 COOL ALBUMS:

  • Bailterspace "Strobosphere"
  • Vocoder "Cuadro Sinoptico"
  • Maggi Payne "Ahh-Ahh: Music For Ed Tannenbaum's Technological Feets 1984-1987"
  • Beak> ">>"
  • Ed Schrader's Music Beat "Jazz Mind"
  • Incantation "Vanquish in Vengeance"
  • Daughn Gibson "All Hell"
  • Lil Ugly Mane "Mista Thug Isolation"
  • Nite Jewel "One Second of Love"
  • JJ Doom "Keys to the Kuffs"

NATE'S 7 HOT TRACKS:

  • Mueran Humanos "Amuleto"
  • Liars "WIXIW"
  • TNGHT "Higher Ground"
  • Action Bronson and Riff Raff "Bird on a Wire"
  • Various "Hyperbolic Chamber Music"
  • Nite Jewel "P.Y.T."
  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse "Walk Like a Giant"