LSD presents: Staff Top 20 Albums Of 2012

lsdalbumtop20bannerfinal2We could do endless lists with what we liked and disliked in 2012! To keep it short – please find our favorite albums of 2012 here:

BLAZHIA

1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
2. Mumford And Sons – Babel
3. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
4. Jack White – Blunderbuss
5. Regina Spektor – What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
6. Keane – Strangeland
7. Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
8. Jason Mraz – Love Is A Four Letter Word
9. ColdPlay -Mylo Xyloto
10. A Fine Frenzy – Pines
11. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
12. John Mayer – Born And Raised
13. John Legend – Love In The Future
14. Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol. 2
15. Madonna – MDNA
16. Maroon 5 – Overexposed
17. Sigur Ros – Valtari
18. Rihanna – Unapologetic
19. The Black Keys – El Camino
20. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, Bad City

BRAX MOODY

01. Django Django – Django Django
02. Yeasayer – Fragrant World
03. Lorn – Ask The Dust
04. Julia Holter – Ekstatis
05. Matthew Dear – Beams
06. Joey BADA$$ – 1999
07. Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard
08. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
09. Liars – Wixiw
10. Eugene McGuinness – Invitation To The Voyage
11. John Maus – A Collection Of Rarities and PReviously Unreleased Material
12. Twin Shadow – Confess
13. A$AP Mob – Lord$ Never Worry
14. We Have Band – Ternion
15.Lower Dens – Nootropics
16. Metope – Black Beauty
17. How To Dress Well – Total Loss
18. Tu Fawning – A Monument
19. Childish Gambino – Camp
20. Ursprung – Ursprung

DIMITRIS ‘JIMMYBOY’ ARGYRIOU

01. Alt J – An Awesome Wave
02. Crystal Castles – III
03. Yeasayer – Fragrant World
04. Bloc Party – Four
05. M83- Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
06. New Built – Yesterday was live and lost
07. SillyBoy – Nature of Things
08. Grizzly Bear – Shields
09. Panama – It’s Not Over
10. Soko – I Thought I Was an Alien
11. The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
12. Death Grips – The Money Store
13. How To Dress Well – Total Loss
14. VITALIC – Rave Age
15. Liars – Wixiw
16. Gaslamp Killer – Breakthrough
17. Twin Shadow – Confess
18. xxyyxx – xxyyxx
19. The XX – Coexist
20. Kap Bambino – Devotion

EMERALDIA AYAKASHI

01. Scratch Massive – Nuits de mes Rêves
02. Rone – Tohu Bohu
03. Leila – U & I
04 .Julia Holter – Ekstasis
05. Deftones – Koi No Yokan
06. Stuck In The Sound – Pursuit
07. Zombie Zombie – Rituels D’un Nouveau Monde
08. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die Paradise Edition
09. Ellie G oulding – Halcyon
10. Boy – Mutual Friends
11. Yan Wagner – Forty Eight Hours
12. Benjamin Biolay – Vengeance
13. Trust – Trst
14. Silversun Pickups- Neck of the Woods
15. Vitalic- Rave Age
16. CITIZENS! – Here We are
17. Jimmy Edgar – Magenta
18. Jack White – Blunderbuss
19. John Talabot – Fin
20. CRYSTAL CASTLES – III

FABIAN TÖPEL

01. Grizzly Bear – Shields
02. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
03. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
04. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
05. Sizarr – Psycho Boy Happy
06. Kendrick Lamaar – M.a.a.d City
07. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
08. Alt- J – An Awesome Wave
09. John Talabot – Fin
10. Gaslamp Killer – Breakthrough
11. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
12. A$ap Rocky – LiveLoveA
13. The XX – Coexist
14. The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
15. How To Dress Well – Total Loss
16. Michael Mayer – Mantasy
17. Pachanga Boys – We Are Really Sorry
18. Daphni – Jialong
18. First Aid Kit – The Lions Roar
19. Stabil Elite – Douze Pouze
20. The Black Keys – El Camino

KONSTANTINOS VITSARAS

01. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
02. Grizzly Bear – Shields
03. Grimes – Visions
04. Lower Dens – Nootropics
05. Metz – METZ
06. Jk Flesh – Posthuman
07. Kendrick lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
08. Trust – TRST
09. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
10. Beach House – Bloom
11. John Talabot – Fin
12. Pete Swanson – Man With Potential
13. Crystal Castles – (III)
14. Beak> – >>
15. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
16. Raime – Quarter Turns Over A Living Line
17. Death Grips – Money Store
18. Total Control – Henge Beat
19. The Caretaker – Patience
20. Vatican Shadow – Kneel Before Religious Icons

PAT CAVALEIRO

01. Lower Dens – Nootropics
02. Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka – They!Live
03. Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano II
04. Stabil Elite – Douze Pouze
05. Efterklang – Piramida
06. Twin Shadow – Confess
07. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
08. Allah Las – King Tuff
09. Mouse On Mars – Parastrophics
10. Grizzly Bear – Shields
11. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
12. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
13. Mala – Mala In Cuba
14. Liars – Wixiw
15. Childish Gambino – Camp
16. White Rabbits – Milk Famous
17. Black Dice – Mr Impossible
18. Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
19. Prins Thomas – II
20. Carter Tutti Void – Transverse

VAMPARELA

01. Django Django – Django Django
02. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
03.John Maus – A Collection Of Rarities and PReviously Unreleased Material
04. Joey BADA$$ – 1999
05. xxyyxx – xxyyxx
06. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
07. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
08. Grimes – Visions
09. Zombie Zombie- rituels d’un nouveau Monde
10. Alt- J – An Awesome Wav
11. Raime – Quarter Turns Over A Living Line
12. Allah Las – King Tuff
13. Prins Thomas – II
14. Matthew Dear – Beams
15.   Julia Holter – Ekstatis
16. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
17. Eugene McGuinness – Invitation To The Voyage
18. Metope – Black Beauty
19. Liars – Wixiw
20. Lorn – Ask The Dust

VANGELIS LO

1. Justin Martin – Ghettos & Gardens
2. Shackleton – Music for the Quiet Hour
3. Lee Burton – Busy Days For Fools
4. Beach House – Bloom
5, Chromatics – Kill for Love
6. Acid Pauli – MSD
7. Fur Coat – Mind over matter
8. Alex Niggemann – Paranoid Funk
9. Kalya Scintilla – Dance the Spiral Never Ending (2012)
10. Marbert Rocel – Small Hours
11. Moullinex – Flora
12. Ultraista – Ultraista
13. Deadbeat – Eight
14. Jimmy Edgar – Majenta
15. Kellerkind – Basement story
16. Oliver Schories – Herzensangelegenheit
17. El_txef_A – Shadows dancing in a burning room
18. Hobo – Iron triangle
19. The Hundred in the Hands – Red night 
20. xxyyxx – xxyyxx

YIAH!

Death Grips – The Money Store
xxyyxx – xxyyxx
Kendrick Lamaar – M.a.a.d City
The Black Keys – El Camino
Jack White – Blunderbuss
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland – Black Is Beautiful
Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos – Icon Give Thank
Grizzly Bear – Shields
Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
Ricardo Villalobos – Dependent and Happy
Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
Dan Deacon – America
David Byrne & St Vincent – Love This Giant
R. Stievie Moore – Please Leave!
Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Grimes – Visions
Blondes – Blondes
Spoek Mathambo – Father Creeper