52 And Beyond

Just in case you were looking for something less known, I’ve compiled every rating I made this year for 2012 albums. There were 183 that needed to be accounted for, but this list only accounts for 180. Everything has been put into a letter grade range & everything is in order from favorites to least favorites (though this gets messy in the C- to F range)

In each range, I’ve highlighted one artist with a song to listen to.

B range:

Mission of Burma, “Second Television”

Household – “Items”

Debo Band – Debo Band
Mission Of Burma – Unsound
The Babies – Our House On The Hill
Frankie Rose – Interstellar
Lightships – Electric Cables

B- Range

Sky Ferreira, “Sad Dream”

Screaming Females – Ugly
U.S. Girls – GEM
Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship
Twin Shadow – Confess
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
Lavender Diamond – Incurroptible Heart
Jonathon Boulet – We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart
Metric – Synthetica
Lone – Galaxy Garden
Killa Kyleon/Mouse On Tha Track – Welcome To The Fish Fry
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Power & Passion EP
Sky Ferreira – Ghost EP
Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
Waka Flocka Flame – Triple F Life
Django Django – Django, Django
Dusted – Total Dust
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
Frank Ocean – Clockwork Orange
Trust – TRST
Titus Andronicus – Late Business
A Place To Bury Strangers – Worship
The Men – Open Your Heart
California Wives – Art History
Clams Casino – Instrumental Tape 2
Lace Curtains – The Garden of Joy & The Wells of Loneliness
Blank Realm – Go Easy
Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
Karriem Riggins – Alone, Together

C+ Range:

Angel Olsen, “The Waiting,”

Tree – Sunday School
Exitmusic – Passage
Lil’ B – #1 Bitch
Ryan Hemsworth – Kitsch Genius EP
Angel Olsen – Half Way Home
Wymond Miles – Under the Pale Moon
Sufjan Stevens – Silver & Gold
Alabama Shakes- Boys and Girls
Mouse On Tha Track – Millionaire Dreamzzz
Tennis – Young & Old
John Mayer – Born & Raised
Cid Rim – Cid Rim
Dwele – Greater Than One
Fergus & Geronimo – Funky Was The State of Affairs
Fort Romeau – Kingdoms
Grizzly Bear – Shields
Theesatisfaction – awE naturalE
Stubborn Heart – Stubborn Heart
School of Seven Bells – Put Your Sad Down EP
Sinkane – Mars
Kitty Pryde – Haha I’m Sorry
Prinzhorn Dance School – Clay Class
Big KRIT – Foreva N A Day
Gentlemen Jesse – Leaving Atlanta
Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
Gucci Mane – Trap GOD
Teengirl Fantasy – Tracer
Metz – Metz
Au – Both Lights

C Range

Kishi Bashi, “It All Began With A Burst,”

Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
Lapalux – When You’re Gone EP
Ab-Soul – Control System
Delicate Steve – Position Force
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action At A Distance
Geographer – Myth
Mind Spiders – Meltdown
Tamaryn – Tender New Signs
Eternal Summer – Correct Behavior
Kishi Bashi –151a
Ice Choir – Afar
No Joy – Negaverse
Matmos – The Ganzfield EP
Nas – Life Is Good
Port St. Willow – Holiday
Best Coast – The Only Place
The Evens – The Odds
Taken By Trees – Other Worlds
School of Seven Bells – Ghostory
Jack White – Blunderbuss
Soap & Skin – Narrow
The Unthanks – Diversions Vol 3: Songs From The Shipyard
Magic Trick – Rulers Of The Night
Ides of Gemini – Constantinople
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
The Mynabirds – Generals
DIIV – Oshin
The Raveonettes – Observator
Dylan Ettinger – Lifetime Of Romance
Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet on Sky

C- to F range

How To Dress Well, “Running Back To You”

Tu Fawning – A Monument
Grass Widow – Internal Logic
Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
Lapalux – Some Other Time EP
New Build – Yesterday Was Lived & Lost
Big KRIT – Live From The Underground
Hospitality – Hospitality
Dum Dum Girls – End of Daze EP
The Hives – Lex Hives
Killer Mike – RAP Music
Dent May – Do Things
A$AP Mob – Lords Never Worry
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Actress – RIP
Ikonika – I Make Lists EP
The xx – coexist
The Unthanks – Diversions Vol 2: The Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band
Craft Spells – Gallery EP
Julia Holter – Ekstasis
Moon Duo – Circles
Jason Mraz – Love Is A Four Letter Word
Girl Unit – Club Rez EP
Allo Darlin’ – Europe
Passion Pit – Gossamer
Fun – Some Nights
No Doubt – Push & Shove
How To Dress Well – Total Loss
Teen Daze – All Of Us, Together
Stagnant Pools – Temporary Rooms
One Little Plan – Into The Trees
Main Attrakionz – Bossalinis & Fooliyones
2 Chainz – Based On A TRU Story
Starlito – Mentalwarfare
Death Grips – The Money Store
Zammuto – Zammuto
Niki & The Dove – Instinct


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