ALARM’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2012

Honorable Mentions

Kevin Hufnagel: Transparencies (Nightfloat, 1/3/12)

Rodrigo y Gabriela: Area 52 (ATO, 1/24/12)

Plug: Back on Time (Ninja Tune, 1/24/12)

Lilacs & Champagne: s/t (Mexican Summer, 1/31/12)

Air: Le Voyage dans la Lune (Astralwerks, 2/7/12)

Chimp Spanner: All Roads Lead Here (Basick, 2/14/12)

Sleigh Bells: Reign of Terror (Mom & Pop Music, 2/21/12)

Dirty Three: Toward the Low Sun (Drag City, 2/28/12)

Aaron Novik: Secret of Secrets (Tzadik, 2/28/12)

The Magnetic Fields: Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Merge, 3/6/12)

Floratone: II (Savoy Jazz, 3/6/12)

Melvins: The Bulls & The Bees EP (Scion A/V, 3/13/12)

Quakers: s/t (Stones Throw, 3/27/12)

AU: Both Lights (Hometapes, 4/3/12)

Cock & Swan: Stash (Lost Tribe Sound, 4/23/12)

Death Grips: The Money Store (Epic, 4/24/12)

Bereft: Leichenhaus (The End, 4/24/12)

Marriages: Kitsuné (Sargent House, 5/1/12)

Janel and Anthony: Where is Home (Cuneiform, 5/22/12)

John Zorn: Templars: In Sacred Blood (Tzadik, 5/22/12)

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra: BUM BUM (Alien Transistor, 5/22/12)

With Lions: Equipo (6/12/12)

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 (Epic, 6/19/12)

Jesca Hoop: The House That Jack Built (Bella Union, 6/26/12)

Serengeti: CAR (Anticon, 7/31/12)

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Abraxas: Book of Angels Vol. 19 (Tzadik, 7/31/12)

Jerseyband: Forever Hammer EP (8/16/12)

Dan Deacon: America (Domino, 8/28/12)

Swans: The Seer 2xCD (Young God, 8/28/12)

David Byrne & St. Vincent: Love This Giant (4AD, 9/11/12)

Calexico: Algiers (Anti-, 9/11/12)

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: Lost Songs (Superball Music, 10/23/12)

Neurosis: Honor Found in Decay (Neurot, 10/30/12)

Grails / Pharaoh Overlord: Black Tar Prophecies, Vol. 5 / s/t (Kemado, 10/30/12)

Emeralds: Just to Feel Anything (Editions Mego, 11/6/12)

Deftones: Koi No Yokan (Reprise / Warner Bros., 11/13/12)

The Algorithm: Polymorphic Code (Basick, 11/20/12)

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