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Favourite Albums of 2012

Each Christmas, I like to compile a list of my favourite albums of the last year and this year shall be no different.

So, in no particular order:

1) An Awesome Wave by Alt-J

2) Standing At The Sky's Edge by Richard Hawley

3) The Light The Dead See by Soulsavers

4) Four by Bloc Party

5) The Shallows by I Like Trains

6) Given To The Wild by The Maccabees

7) Put Your Back N 2 It by Perfume Genius

8) REWORK_ by Philip Glass

9) Django Django by Django Django

10) Wixiw by Liars

A very honourable mention should go to Public Service Broadcasting who have not yet released an album (it's due next year) but whose EPs deserve a prominent place on this list.

I would also like to add that Kill For Love by Chromatics, Ark by Halls, Trouble by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Tramp by Sharon Von Etten could well have made this list had I bought them earlier in the year. However, they were only bought recently as a result of numerous recommendations in the top albums of 2013 lists that appeared elsewhere.