The Underclassed pick the 50 best albums of 2012

31 Dec

AlbumsWhen we did the best of B-sides list the other week, we found it impossible to rank which was best. How do you take an Indie album like for example In The Belly of the Brazen Bull by The Cribs and then compare it to Frank Ocean’s album? I don’t personally think you can rank things in such a way. 

So again, because we’re so uncannily hipster (sigh) on The Underclassed, we’ve simply drawn up a list of 50 albums that were pretty damn special in 2012. A highlight for were Tame Impala’s second record ‘Lonerism’, which ticked every single box for me. But there were also superb efforts from Django Django, Field Music, Tall Ships, Melody’s Echo Chamber and Grimes. Here I am, waffling out the list before it’s even thrown at you! 

So without further ado, here is The Underclassed’s 50 best albums of 2012!

A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Worship’

APTBS@APTBS

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All The Fires – ‘Territories’ AllTheFires

@allthefires

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Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’

Alt-J@alt_j

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Band of Skulls – ‘Sweet Sour’bandofskulls@bandofskulls

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The Big Pink – ‘Future This’

The Big Pink@thebigpink

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Blind Atlas – ‘Kodiak Bear’

ba@blindatlas

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Born Blonde – ‘What The Desert Taught You’

Born Blonde@bornblondeband

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The Cribs – ‘In The Belly of the Brazen Bull’ 

The Cribs@thecribs

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Crocodiles – ‘Endless Flowers’

Crocodiles-Endless-Flowers-608x608

@killcrocodiles

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David Jones Esq. – ‘Hearts Will Fall’

David Jones Esq

@davidjonesesq

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Deep Sea Arcade – ‘Outlands’

deep sea arcade

@deep_sea_arcade

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Delay Trees – ‘Delay Trees’

Delay Trees@delaytrees

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Diamond Rings – ‘Free Dimensional’

Diamond Rings@diamondrings

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DIIV – ‘Oshin’

DIIV@DIIV

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Django Django – ‘Django Django’

Django Django@thedjangos

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Dry The River – ‘Shallow Bed’

Dry The River@drytheriver

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Emperors – ‘Stay Frosty’

Emperors@emperorsnewband

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Feeder – ‘Generation Freakshow’

Feeder@FeederHQ

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Field Music – ‘Plumb’ 

Field Music@fieldmusicmusic

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First Aid Kit – ‘The Lion’s Roar’

First Aid Kit@FirstAidKitBand

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The Fixx – ‘Beautiful Friction’

The Fixx@FixxOnline

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Frank Ocean – ‘Channel Orange’ 

Frank Ocean@frank_ocean

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Gaz Coombes Presents – ‘Here Come The Bombs’

Gaz Coombes@Gaz_Coombes

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The Ghosts – ‘The End’

The Ghosts

@TheGhostsMusic

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Green Day – ‘¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRÉ’

Green Day@GreenDay

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Grimes – ‘Visions’ 

Grimes@Grimezsz

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Grizzly Bear – ‘Shields’ 

Grizzly Bear@grizzlybear

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The Heartbreaks – ‘Funtimes’

The Heartbreaks@theheartbreaks

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Her Vanished Grace – ‘Star-Crossed’

Her Vanished Grace@hvgrace

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The Heavy – ‘The Glorious Dead’

The Heavy@theheavy

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Hot Chip – ‘In Our Heads’ 

Hot Chip@Hot_Chip

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Howler – ‘America Give Up’

Howler@Howler_band

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Ice Choir – ‘Afar’

Ice Choir@theicechoir

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Jack White – ‘Blunderbuss’

Jack White@thirdmanrecords

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Jake Bugg – ‘Jake Bugg’ 

Jake Bugg@JakeBugg

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Janice Graham Band – ‘It’s Not Me’

Janice Graham Band@Getjgb

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Josephine – ‘Portrait’

Josephine@ThisIsJosephine

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The KVB – ‘Always Then’

The KVB@TheKVB

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The Laurels – ‘Plains’

The Laurels@TheeLaurels

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Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’

Lianne La Havas

@LianneLaHavas

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Liars – WIXIW

Liars@LiarsOfficial

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Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’

Melody's Echo Chamber@MdyEchoChamber

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The Milk – ‘Tales From The Thames Delta’ 

The Milk@thisisthemilk

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Moon Duo – ‘Circles’

Moon Duo@moonduo

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Nine Black Alps – ‘Sirens’

Nine Black Alps@NineBlackAlps

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Of Monsters & Men ‘My Head Is An Animal’

Of Monsters And Men@monstersandmen

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Pond – ‘Beard, Wives, Denim’

Pond@PONDband

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The Raveonettes – ‘Observator’

The Raveonettes@theraveonettes

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Reverend & The Makers – ‘@Reverend_Makers’

 Reverend & The Makers@Reverend_Makers

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Richard Hawley – ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ 

RichardHawley@RichardHawley

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Saint Motel – ‘Voyeur’

Saint Motel@SaintMotel

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The Silents – ‘Sun A Buzz’

The Silents@thesilentsband

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Sound of Guns – ‘Angels and Enemies’

Sound Of Guns@SoundOfGunsUK

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Stagnant Pools – ‘Temporary Room’

Stagnant Pools@StagnantPools

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Straight Lines – ‘Freaks Like Us’ 

Straight Lines@Straight_Lines

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Tall Ships – ‘Everything Touching’ 

Tall Ships@tallshipsmusic

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Tame Impala – ‘Lonerism’

Tame Impala@TameImpala

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Tim Burgess – ‘Oh No I Love You’

Tim Burgess@Tim_Burgess

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Tom Williams & The Boat – ‘Teenage Blood’

Tom Williams@tomwilliamsboat

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Toy – ‘Toy’

Toy@thebandtoy

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Two Wounded Birds – ‘Two Wounded Birds’

Two Wounded Birds@twowoundedbirds

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The Walkmen – ‘Heaven’

Walkmen@TheWalkmen

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We Are Serenades – ‘CriminalHeaven’

We Are Serenades@weareserenades

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Weird Dreams – ‘Choreography’

Weird Dreams@Weirdydreams

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Wideboy Generation – ‘No Time To Be Shy’

Wideboy Generation@WideboyGen

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Willy Mason – ‘Carry On’ 

Willy Mason@Wjjmason

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Zebra and Snake – ‘Healing Music’

Zebra and Snake@zebraandsnake

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Zulu Winter – ‘Language’

Zulu Winter@zuluwinter

By Chris PJ Martin & Trey Turbeville

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2 Responses to “The Underclassed pick the 50 best albums of 2012”

  1. fergster73 February 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM #

    Reblogged this on Fergster's Other Blog.

  2. beatscribe February 9, 2013 at 1:22 PM #

    This is a great resource for finding music I’ve missed out on over the lat year. It is so hard to keep up with everything! Thanks!

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