Best of 2012: Albums of the year

Mike Long, Reverb contributor

1. Tame Impala – Lonerism

2. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action At A Distance
3. Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
4. The Asteroid Galaxy Tour – Out of Frequency
5. Cemeteries -The Wilderness
6. Diiv – Oshin
7. The Allah-Las
8. Pond – Beard, Wives, Denim
9. Tennis – Young and Old
10. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Kris K. Coe, Reverb contributor

1. The Big Pink, “Future This”

2. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange”
3. Alt-J, “An Awesome Wave”
4. Sharon Van Etten, “Tramp”
5. Ryan Bingham, “Tomorrowland”
6. Jake Bugg, “Jake Bugg”
7. Cat Power, “Sun”
8. The Walkmen, “Heaven”
9. Sleigh Bells, “Reign Of Terror”
10. Grimes, “Visions”

Nic Turiciano, Reverb indie music blogger

1. Ty Segall/White Fence, “Hair”

2. Father John Misty, “Fear Fun”
3. Bad Weather California, “Sunkissed”
4. White Fence, “Family Perfume, Volumes 1 and 2”
5. Kendrick Lamar, “Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City”
6. Advance Base, “A Shut In’s Prayer”
7. Tame Impala, “Lonerism”
8. Schoolboy Q, “Habits & Contradictions”
9. Black Moth Super Rainbow, “Cobra Juicy”
10. Thee Oh Sees, “Putrifiers II”

Michael Behrenhausen, Reverb contributor

1. Liars “WIXIW”
2. Clark “Iradelphic”
3. Motorpsycho & Stale Storlokken “The Death Defying Unicorn”
4. James Yorkston “I Was A Cat From A Book”
5. Cadence Weapon “Hope In Dirt City”
6. The Walkmen “Heaven”
7. Gravenhurst “The Ghost In Daylight”
8. Rush “Clockwork Angels”
9. Weird Dreams “Choreography”
10. Rhye “The Fall”

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