No Country’s Best Records of 2012

Everyone else is doing it, so I guess that means that we need to do it too. Yes, mom, we would jump off a bridge with everyone else if they were doing it.. because, that’s how we roll. So, we’ve broken down our lists into our favorite “national releases of 2012” and our “Nashville releases of 2012” as a No Country team. We decided to throw our best shows of 2012 into individual lists since we usually try to cover as many different events as possible. To let you have the full opportunity to absorb our gems, we are going to release the lists in separate posts each day this week. We’re getting you started with our “Top National Releases of 2012” below with full album spotify players.

Top Records of 2012

#1 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

#2 Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE

#3 Beach House – Bloom

#4 Grimes – Visions

#5 Cat Power – Sun

#6 The Menzingers – On the Impossible Past

#7 (tie) Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

#7 (tie) Jack White – Blunderbuss

#7 (tie) Metric – Synthetica

#10 The Walkmen – Heaven

Honorable Mentions: 

Taylor Swift– Red
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
Grizzly Bear – Shields
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All – The OF Tape Vol. 2
The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe
Hostage Calm – Please Remain Calm
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Nas – Life Is Good
fun.- Some Nights
Hospitality – Hospitality
Minus the Bear – Infinity Overhead
Best Coast – The Only Place
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Look Out Mama
Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
The xx – Coexist
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Mumford & Sons – Babel
Purity Ring – Shrines
Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
Kate Nash – Death Proof

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/user/nocountry/playlist/1vsVLsb8EIaUPy5LUOSSFh]

Did we miss anything? Tell us what your favorite record of the year was in the comments!

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