The Ten 2012 Releases I Enjoyed the Most, Three of Which Were EPs.

December 9, 2012

I know that it’s my usual style to babble on and on for twelve pages until you stop reading, but really I don’t have anything to say about these other than that I enjoyed them a lot. These are not in that strict of an order – generally, I’m not that keen on “rating” records. That said, I enjoyed #1 the most.


  1. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid / m.A.A.d City
  2. Rhye – Open EP
  3. Scott Walker – Bisch Bosch
  4. Bill Fay – Life is People
  5. Haim – Forever EP
  6. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  7. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
  8. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
  9. Hundred Visions – Last Cab From Tunis EP
  10. Nas – Life is Good


Some notes:

Sorry there are so many EPs on here, but it feels like the whole album form is in flux. Maybe it’s easier to knock 4 songs out of the park than to do the same for 10, but the fact is these EPs all knocked it out of the park for me.

Other new releases I really liked this year: Will Johnson – Scorpion; THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE; Daphni – Jiaolong; Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes; Tomas Barfod – Salton Sea; Poliça – Give You the Ghost; Grizzly Bear – Shields; Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky; Cody Chesnutt – Landing On a Hundred; Field Report – Field Report; Lower Dens – Nootropics.

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3 Responses to “The Ten 2012 Releases I Enjoyed the Most, Three of Which Were EPs.”

  1. Megan

    you’re broadening my musical landscape. half of these bands i never even heard of. thanks, WS! also, what do you think about Foxygen, Take the Kids Off Broadway? or Lisa O’Neil and Sean Embers, Amongst the Embers? or Sky Ferreira? or Palomar, Sense and Antisense?

  2. Nicholas Marino

    Thanks for the list Will, I’ve downloaded the ones I didn’t have.

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