The Top 50 Albums of 2012

50. Teen: Electric
49. Sun Araw: The Inner Treaty
48. Cat Power: Sun
47. Tallest Man on Earth: There’s no Leaving Now
46. Matthew E. White: Big Inner
45. Port St. Willow: Holiday
44. Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
43 Eternal Summers: Correct Behavior
42. Wild Nothing: Nocturne
41. Actress: R.I.P.
40. Metz: Metz
39. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.a.a.d City
38. Andy Stott: Luxury Problems
37. Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze
36. Japandroids: Celebration Rock
35. Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold
34. Magic Trick: Ruler of the Night
33. Miguel: Kaleidoscope Dream
32. Jessie Ware: Devotion
31. Sonny and the Sunsets: Longtime Companion
30. Beachwood Sparks: The Tarnished Gold
29. The Babies: Our House on the Hill
28. Grizzly Bear: Shields
27. Iris DeMent: Sing the Delta
26. The Sea and Cake: Runner


25. King Tuff: King Tuff


24. Frank Ocean: Channel Orange


23. Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth


22. Lower Dens: Nootropics


21. Lambchop: Mr. M


20. Lotus Plaza: Spooky Action at a Distance


19. Woods: Bend Beyond


18. Allah-Las – Allah-Las


17. Weird Dreams: Choreography


16. The Shins: Port of Morrow


15. Wye Oak: Civilian


14. Spider Bags: Shake My Head


13. Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel…


12. Lone: Galaxy Garden


11. Action Bronson: Blue Chips


10. Frankie Rose: Interstellar


9. Spiritualized: Sweet Heart Sweet Light


8. Ty Segall: Slaughterhouse/Twins


7. Diiv: Oshin


6. Beach House: Bloom


5. Tame Impala: Lonerism


4. Mac DeMarco: 2


3. Dent May: Do Things


2. Grimes: Visions


1. Chromatics: Kill For Love

Best EPs:
Mac DeMarco: Rock and Roll Night Club

Daniel Rossen: Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP

The Antlers: Undersea

Chromatics – “Cherry”

We’re seeing this record on nearly everyone’s Best of 2012 list. (Stay tuned for ours). Aaother great single from a fantastic record:

Video: Chromatics – “Looking For Love”

Chromatics – “These Streets Will Never Look the Same”

Drumless Version of Chromatics’ “Kill for Love”

According to the band:

“It’s 11 tracks, because some of the tracks don’t have drums to begin with. It’s all the pop songs without drums… I think people will have a lot of fun with it because everyone keeps remixing ‘Birds of Paradise’ because there were no drums on it… I also mastered an instrumental version of the entire album. I always master multiple versions in case I want to collage or edit them later. I was really liking the way the vocal mixes sounded with no drums and I think that the drums on the album are so heavy, that it’s interesting to hear the record as this almost-empty, almost-a cappella kind of thing.”

Grab it here.

Chromatics: “Birds of Paradise (Amtrac Remix)


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Listen to the New Chromatics Record: Kill For Love

Tracklist:
TRACKLIST:
01 “Into The Black”
02 “Kill For Love”
03 “Back From The Grave”
04 “These Streets Will Never Look The Same”
05 “At Your Door”
06 “Lady”
07 “Flashback”
08 “Running From The Sun”
09 “Dust To Dust”
10 “Birds Of Paradise”
11 “Electricity”
12 “Baby”
13 “The River”

Chromatics: “Lady”