Just like every year, in December it's ranking lists times. Here are my top albums of 2012.
Alt-J, "An awesome wave"
Favorite of the year without a doubt. I think I listened to it about a thousand times, I can't get enough of it. Inventive, captivating, some tracks are heartbreakingly (is that even a word?) beautiful.
The Naked & Famous, "Passive me aggressive you"
Gloomy but groovy, track 1 and 13 stayed on repeat for several weeks.(and yes I know it was technically not released in 2012, but that's when I got my hands on it. It's my own ranking, I do whatever I want.)
AWOLnation "Megalithic symphony"
Funky, crazy, bold enough to feature a 15 minutes track to close it. (and this one also technically belongs to 2011 releases but who cares?)
Julia Stone "Up the horns"
It's just...pretty. Really pretty.
And I should mention also Boy, Dan Mangan, Ben Howard, Bon Iver,and I am probably forgetting some.