The G-Man Album of the Year 2012 : 50-11

At the expense of my poor mushed mental melon, it's finally complete:

The G-Man's Top 50 albums of the year...

January is all about lists: New year's resolutions, dietary declarations, bucket lists and, of course, the all important, all-encompassing "best of"s. In reality, placing works of art into a static order of ranking is akin to choosing your favourite child. Sure the hyperactive little fella may drive you nuts when all you want is some peace and quiet and yes the curious little bookworm may ask too many questions of your poor tired brain at times but when the shades go down in the evening, they are all good little kids that are simply trying to find their place in the world.

After that little ramble, it's possible I've lost you before we've even begun but all I want to say is that the below albums are the ones that made me happy this year. The order is not particularly important and will - and has already - change(d) a hundred times depending on personal mood and perspective shifts yet it's the only logical way of tackling the whole list-lunacy. I guess the point is merely to introduce a whole world of new music to folks who may. I hope that turns out to be the case.

50. I See Three Birds Flying by Adrian Crowley
49. Melody's Echo Chamber by Melody's Echo Chamber
48. Love at the Bottom of the Sea by The Magnetic Fields
47. Nootropics by Lower Dens
46. God Damn You Mountain by Seamus Fogarty

45. Palindrome Hunches by Neil Halstead
44. Visions by Grimes
43. Valtari by Sigur Ros
42. Poor Moon by Poor Moon
41. Other People's Problems by Bretón
40. Divine Providence by Deer Tick

39. Sun by Cat Power
38. Cokefloat by Paws
37. Citizen by Owensie
36. Ekstasis by Julia Holter
35. Something by Chairlift

34. Ester by Trailer Trash Tracys
33. Life Is People by Bill Fay
32. Orkney: Symphony of The Magnetic North by The Magnetic North
31. Toward The Low Sun by Dirty Three
30. Cheek Mountain Thief by Cheek Mountain Thief
29. Lonerism by Tame Impala
28. Melting Cavalry by Seti The First
27. Body Faucet by Reptar
26. Lonesome Dreams by Lord Huron

25. A Different Ship by Here We Go Magic
24. Algiers by Calexico
23. Manifest! by Friends
22. Among The Leaves by Sun Kil Moon
21. Half Way Home by Angel Olsen

20. Bend Beyond by Woods
19. Port of Morrow by The Shins
18. Songs Like An Alum Ut Its Nor Really by Trumpets of Jericho

17. Who Needs Who by Dark Dark Dark
16. Swing Lo Magellan by Dirty Projectors
15. Bloom by Beach House
14. Cover & Flood by Katie Kim
13. Django Django by Django Django
12. Falling by Seapony
11. Dead & Born & Grown by The Staves

10 1/2. Kill For Love by Chromatics - click here to find out what this is all about

- Click here for the top 10
- In the meanwhile stream the top 50 through to 11 using the player below.

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