Top Albums of 2012 Part 2 (N-Z)

Here is my Top Albums of 2012 list, continued, in alphabetical order (N-Z).


No Doubt – Push and Shove: Glad to have them back.


Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is An Animal: A startlingly good debut album.


One Direction – Up All Night: Sugary, saccharine pop. And good.


Paul Banks – Julian Plenti Lives (EP): Banks will never, ever die.


Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It: Such serene, vulnerable, melodic melancholy.


Pink – The Truth About Love: The Paul Pierce of pop.


Placebo – B3 (EP): Just a taste. More please!


Ramona Falls – Prophet: Really solid alternindie record.


The Raveonettes – Into The Night (EP) and Observator: They’ve me in a trance.


Robbie Williams – Take The Crown: Pop missed you. Needed you.


Scissor Sisters – Magic Hour: Dive, turn, work, ma’funker.


Shad – Melancholy and The Infinite Shadness: Great sample work. Spits fire.


Shearwater – Animal Joy: Shearwater hopped up on hooks.


The Shins – Port of Morrow: Mercer is utterly unique, mesmerizing.


Silversun Pickups – Neck of The Woods: Down a dark path, interesting.


The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania: Call it a comeback, 2012.


Stars – The North: Can always count on them.


Taylor Swift – Red: Much better than you’d think.


The Tragically Hip – Now For Plan A: Still got it. And how.


Trust – Trst: Trust me, them. Vital, fresh.


Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon: Rock solid 2nd record. Hooktastic.


The Vaccines – Come of Age: Not straightforward, yet hooks galore.


Various Artists – AHK-toong BAY-bi (cover album of U2’s Achtung Baby): Amazing source material. Covers fantastic.


Wintersleep – Hello Hum: They have become phenomenal musicians.


Yeasayer – Fragrant World: Odd blood courses through me.


Yellowcard РSouthern Air: Beckons nostalgia at every turn.

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