2012 Music Journal

The Best of 2012:
1. Sarah Macintosh – Current A
2. Paper Route – The Peace of Wild Things A
3. Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is an Animal A
4. Anberlin – Vital A-
5. The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap A-
6. David Crowder Band – Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]) B+
7. Sucré – A Minor Bird B+
8. Linkin Park – Living Things B+
9. Miike Snow – Happy to You B+
10. Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now? B+

Honorable Mention:
11. mewithoutYou – Ten Stories B+
12. Kimbra – Vows (US) B+
13. Charlie Peacock – No Man’s Land B+
14. Passion Pit – Gossamer B+
15. House of Heroes – Cold Hard Want B
16. Muse – The 2nd Law B
17. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave B+
18. Mumford & Sons – Babel B
19. Future of Forestry – Young Man Follow B
20. Regina Spektor – What We Saw From the Cheap Seats B

The Rest:
Butterfly Boucher – Butterfly Boucher B
Dave Matthews Band – Away From the World B
Calexico – Algiers B
Sara Watkins – Sun Midnight Sun B
Lifehouse – Almería B
Andrew Peterson – Light for the Lost Boy B
Lost in the Trees – A Church that Fits Our Needs B
Mac Powell – Mac Powell B
Grizzly Bear – Shields B-
Matisyahu – Spark Seeker B-
Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour B-
Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts B-
Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself B-
Derek Webb – Ctrl B-
Supertones – For the Glory B-
A. C. Newman – Shut Down the Streets B-
Sixpence None the Richer – Lost in Transition C+
No Doubt – Push and Shove C+
Metric – Synthetica C+
The Shins – Port of Morrow C+
Toby Mac – Eye on It C+
Beach House – Bloom C+
Alex Wong – A City on a Lake C+
The Lumineers – The Lumineers C+
Matchbox Twenty – North C+
Alanis Morissette – Havoc and Bright Lights C+
Animal Collective – Centipede Hz C+
Owl City – The Midsummer Station C
Capital Lights – Rhythm ‘n’ Moves C
Maroon 5 – Overexposed C
Third Day – Miracle C
Starfield – The Kingdom C
Tremonti – All I Was C
Annie Moses Band – Pilgrims & Prodigals C
The Killers – Battle Born C
Jaci Velasquez – Diamond C

Dishonorable Mention:
P.O.D. – Murdered Love C-
fun. – Some Nights C-
Green Day – ¡Tré! C-
Sigur Rós – Valtari D+
Jason Mraz – Love Is a Four-Letter Word D+
Corrinne May – Crooked Lines D+
John Mayer – Born and Raised D
Green Day – ¡Uno! D-
Kutless – Believer D-
Green Day – ¡Dos! F

Compilations/EPs/Singles/Re-releases:
The Good Mad – Alta EP A-
Thrice – Anthology B+
The Digital Age – Rehearsals EP B
Sleeping at Last – 8-Bits EP B
Elbow – Dead in the Boot B-
Fiction Family – Holiday EP B-
Eisley – Deep Space EP C+
Switchfoot – Vice Re-Verses C+
Derek Webb – Ctrl (Acoustic) C+
Kevin Max – Fiefdom of Angels: Side One C+
Josh Ritter – Bringing in the Darlings EP C-
Barenaked Ladies – Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before C-

Last Update: 10/7/14

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