Consequence of Sound Unveils its Top Picks for 2012

By on December 14, 2012

This week, Consequence of Sound celebrates the year in music with its 2012 Annual Report, presented by Rdio. The report includes the website’s selections for Top 50 Albums and Songs of the Year, as well as Top Videos of the Year, Artist of the Year, Band of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Music Festival of the Year, Top Photos of the Year, and The Year in News.

 

Top 50 Albums of the Year

Top 50 Songs of the Year

Top 25 Videos of the Year

Artist of the Year: Frank Ocean

Band of the Year: Death Grips

Rookie of the Year: Angel Haze

Top Live Acts of the Year

Festival of the Year: Fun Fun Fun Fest

Top Photos of the Year

The Year in News

 

Top 50 Albums of 2012

01. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE

02. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…

03. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

04. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

05. Swans – The Seer

06. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

07. Beach House – Bloom

08. Japandroids – Celebration Rock

09. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

10. Action Bronson – Blue Chips

11. Lambchop – Mr. M

12. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

13. Angel Haze – Reservation EP

14. John Talabot – ƒin

15. Matthew E. White – Big Inner

16. Death Grips – The Money Store

17. Grimes – Visions

18. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream

19. Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man

20. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits

21. Chromatics – Kill For Love

22. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light

23. Ty Segall – Slaughterhouse

24. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

25. El-P – Cancer For Cure

26. Liars – WIXIW

27. METZ – METZ

28. Purity Ring – Shrines

29. How to Dress Well – Total Loss

30. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch

31. TNGHT – TNGHT EP

32. Cat Power – Sun

33. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror

34. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

35. Tig Notaro – Live!

36. Future – Pluto

37. The Henry Clay People – Twenty Five for the Rest Of Our Lives

38. Beak – >>

39. Crystal Castles – (III)

40. Grizzly Bear – Shields

41. Tame Impala – Lonerism

42. The Men – Open Your Heart

43. The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania

44. Joey Bada$$ – 1999

45. Allo Darlin’ – Europe

46. Code Orange Kids – Love is Love // Return to Dust

47. Bob Mould – Silver Age

48. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

49. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes

50. Nas – Life is good

 

Top 50 Songs of 2012:

01. Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You”

02. Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”

03. Passion Pit – “I’ll Be Alright”

04. Grimes – “Genesis”

05. Usher – “Climax”

06. Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”

07. Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

08. Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage”

09. TNGHT – “Goooo”

10. Cloud Nothings – “Wasted Days”

11. Jessie Ware – “Wildest Moments”

12. Miguel – “Adorn”

13. Swans – “Apostate”

14. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”

15. Bat for Lashes – “All Your Gold”

16. Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”

17. Skrillex feat. Sirah – “Bangarang”

18. Killer Mike feat. Bun B, T.I., and Trouble – “Big Beast”

19. Chromatics – “Kill for Love”

20. Torche – “Kicking”

21. Todd Terje – “Inspector Norse”

22. Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”

23. Action Bronson – “9-24-11”

24. Lambchop – “Gone Tomorrow”

25. King Tuff – “Bad Thing”

26. Beach House – “Myth”

27. Angel Haze – “Cleaning Out My Closet”

28. Divine Fits – “My Love Is Real”

29. Sharon Van Etten – “Serpents”

30. Jack White – “Love Interruption”

31. El-P – “The Full Retard”

32. Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”

33. Gorillaz feat. André 3000 and James Murphy – “DoYaThing”

34. Lotus Plaza – “Monoliths”

35. Solange Knowles – “Losing You”

36. Burial – “Kindred”

37. Chief Keef feat. Lil Reese – “I Don’t Like”

38. The xx – “Angels”

39. Titus Andronicus – “My Eating Disorder”

40. Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

41. Rick Ross feat. Meek Mill – “So Sophisticated”

42. The Walkmen – “Heaven”

43. Crystal Castles – “Sad Eyes”

44. Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”

45. Leonard Cohen – “Come Healing”

46. Indian Handcrafts – “Bruce Lee”

47. Tanlines – “All of Me”

48. Cult of Youth – “Garden of Delights”

49. Ty Segall Band – “Wave Goodbye”

50. M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”

 

ABOUT CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

 

Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online music publication devoted to the ever growing and always thriving worldwide music scene. Since its inception in 2007, CoS has reported on all of music’s breaking news, reviewed thousands of albums, hyped new artists and cracked highly anticipated lineups for music festivals across the globe. With a committed staff of just over 50 writers, editors, graphic designers, and photographers, CoS continues to successfully push its way ahead of the engaging and highly competitive new media market, drawing over 4 million impressions monthly.
Consequence of Sound is also the home of the long-form writing site Aux.Out. and the vlogging series Rock It Out! Blog.

 

Consequence of Soundwas crowned About.com’s Best Music Blog of 2010 and Technorati’s Most Influential Music Blog, is featured on Metacritic and Time Entertainment, and is an exclusive partner of IndieClick.

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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