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  • 10 favorite records of 2012

    2012 was a really good year for music, in my humble opinion. The majority of what I listened to came out as a single or EP, particularly as I began actively curating my workingbeats playlist on Spotify.

    However, there were a ton of new records that came out, many that I was eagerly anticipating across a bunch of genres. My favorite record of the year was an easy pick. I knew it was going to be my favorite of the year by the second listen: Gojira — L'Enfant Sauvage. French metal wins in 2012.

    With so many good records in 2012, this year's list definitely took the longest (so far) to edit down to ten picks....

    • Baroness — Yellow & Green (Relapse)
    • Converge — All We Love We Leave Behind (Epitaph)
    • El Ten Eleven — Transitions (Fake Record Label)
    • Gojira — L'Enfant Sauvage (The All Blacks)
    • Holy Other — Held (Tri Angle)
    • Lorn — Ask The Dust (Ninja Tune)
    • Meshuggah — Koloss (Nuclear Blast)
    • Metric — Synthetica (MMI)
    • Pinback — Information Retrieved (Temporary Residence)
    • Purity Ring — Shrines (4AD)

    Below is a Spotify playlist of my favorite tunes from each record. You can also find a playlist of full albums here. Enjoy!