2012 Music Journal

The Best of 2012:
1. Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is an Animal A
2. Paper Route – The Peace of Wild Things A
3. Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams A
4. Sarah Macintosh – Current A
5. Anberlin – Vital A-
6. Linkin Park – Living Things A-
7. Miike Snow – Happy to You A-
8. Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now? B+
9. The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap B+
10. Sucré – A Minor Bird B+

Honorable Mention:
11. Kimbra – Vows (US) B+
12. Calexico – Algiers B+
13. David Crowder Band – Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]) B+
14. Future of Forestry – Young Man Follow B+
15. mewithoutYou – Ten Stories B+
16. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave B+
17. Tall Tall Trees – Moment B+
18. Muse – The 2nd Law B+
19. Passion Pit – Gossamer B+
20. House of Heroes – Cold Hard Want B

The Rest:
Jesca Hoop – The House that Jack Built B
Geographer – Myth B
Charlie Peacock – No Man’s Land B
Regina Spektor – What We Saw From the Cheap Seats B
Butterfly Boucher – Butterfly Boucher B
Dave Matthews Band – Away From the World B
Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society 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
Tennis – Young & Old B
Mac Powell – Mac Powell B
Mumford & Sons – Babel B
Grizzly Bear – Shields B-
Darlingside – Pilot Machines 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-
Tame Impala – Lonerism B-
The O.C. 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+
Anchor & Braille – The Quiet Life C+
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls C+
The Shins – Port of Morrow C+
JT Daly – Memory 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+
Django Django – Django Django 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

Don’t Get It/Not That Interested:
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
The Good Mad – Alta EP A-
The Paper Kites – Young North EP B+
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-

Karen Peris – Violet

Last Update: 8/25/21

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