Friday, 28 December 2012

FTC Top 50 Albums of The Year 2012

1. Lost in The Trees- A Church That Fits Our Needs
No bigger, bolder and more personal album was released this year than Lost in The Trees' A Church That Fits Our Needs, an album that confronts the realities of sad sudden death in the most beautiful sublime and majestic way. Frontman Ari Picker's voice transcends sadness into orchestral beauty.
"Ari Picker tries to make sense of his mother's suicide against a backdrop of rich orchestration, piled generously atop a base of delicate acoustic folk like heaping spoonfuls of vanilla frosting."- Rolling Stone
"A Church That Fits Our Needs bursts with the same melodic interplay that makes later Radiohead extraordinary."- Pop Matters
2. Metric- Synthetica
Metric made a strong return in 2012 with their poppiest effort yet, opening track "Artificial Nocturne" opened with the always hopeful Haines spin "I'm just as fucked up as they say," "Youth Without Youth" attacked the police with it's industrial beat and chugging guitars, while "Lost Kitten" had a kylie-esque glitter which further proved Metric's imperial standing.
3. Sharon Van Etten- Tramp
2012 was the year that everyone finally "found" Sharon Van Etten, Tramp was an extravagant leap forward boosted by non stop touring and the impressive Jools Holland debut.
4. Stars- The North
Stars went away and had kids but returned with their most angry and straight forward album since Set Yourself on Fire. A New Energy from the always under looked Canadians
5. Mac De Marco- Rock And Roll Night Club
Backwards Tuned off kilter guitar pop as played by a AM radio, Mac De Marco released two records this year but Rock And Roll Night Club's fuzzy nostalgic charm makes it the finer of the two.
6. Everyone Everywhere- Everyone Everywhere
Everyone Everywhere 2nd album is the finest "emotional hardcore" record this decade, creating a honest intimate punk pop record
7. Dusted- Total Dust
8. Hospitality- Hospitality
9. Moonface- With Siinai
10. Cloud Nothings- Attack on Memory
11. Here We Go Magic- A Different Ship
12. Nada Surf- The Stars are indifferent to Astronomy
13. White Lung- Sorry
14. Converge- All We Love We Leave Behind
15. Stagnant Pools- Temporary Room

16. Kathleen Edwards- Voyageur
17. The Sea & Cake- Runner
18. Exit Music- Passage
19. Diiv- Oshin
20. Ani DiFranco- Which Side Are You On?

21. Sleigh Bells- Reign of Terror
22. Tennis- Young and Old
23. Lucy Rose- Like I Used To
24. Ceremony- Zoo
25. Teen- In Limbo
26. Jherek Bischoff- Composed
27. Crocodiles- Endless Flowers
28. Islet- Illuminated People
29. Goat- World Music
30. Perfume Genius- Put Your Back N 2 It

31. Tall Firs- Out of It and Into It
32. Simian Ghost- Youth
33. Yellow Ostrich- Strange Land
34. Mother Mother- The Sticks
35. Whirr- Pipe Dreams
36. Frankie Rose- Interstellar
37. John Talabot- Fin
38. Chromatics- Kill For Love

39. Earlimart- System Preferences
40. The Gaslight Anthem- Handwritten
41. Chris Cohen- Overgrown Paths
42. Brasstronaut- Mean Sun
43. Advance Base- A Shut In’s Prayer
44. Jonathan Boulet- We Keep The Beat…
45. Purity Ring- Shrines
46. Poor Moon- S/T
47. Tops- Tender Opposites
48. Dark Dark Dark- Who Needs Who
49. Titus Andronicus- Local Business
50. Allo Darlin- Europe
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