Year of Charts

I was asked to throw in my two cents about the top… things… of the year.  Even though I’m not a big fan of writing top tens, I had to write this anyway, so here it is.

Top Albums of 2012:

1 THE ROOTS Undun Def Jam Records
2 BON IVER Bon Iver Som Livre
3 BURIAL Street Halo/Kindred Beat Records
4 OLD CROW MEDECINE SHOW Carry Me Back Maple Music Recordings
5 BENJAMIN DAMAGE & DOC DANEEKA They!Live
6 GROUNDISLAVA Feel Me Friends of Friends
7 ACTRESS RIP
8 PATRICK WATSON Adventures in your own backyard Canada 3rd Party Distribution
9 MASSIVE ATTACK VS BURIAL Four Walls / Paradise Circus

Top Songs for 2012:

1 THE ROOTS Lighthouse
2 THE ROOTS The OtherSide
3 THE ROOTS One Time
4 BURIAL Kindred
5 BON IVER Calgary
6 BON IVER Pert
7 GROUNDISLAVA Final Impasse
8 BENJAMINE DAMAGE & DOC DANEEKA Halo
9 MASSIVE ATTACK VS BURIAL Four Walls

Top Gigs of 2012:

1 dEUS, Corner Hotel
2 STEVE REICH, Melbourne Recital Centre
3 BATHS, Brown Alley/Electric Owl
4 ANTONY AND THE JONSONS, Arts Centre
5 CAKE, Harvest Festival
6 SIGUR ROS, Harvest Festival
7 RADIOHEAD, Rod Laver Arena
8 BON IVER, Golden Plains
9 BEN FOLDS FIVE, Harvest Festival
10 PREFUSE 73, Brown Alley/Electric Owl

Of course I always panic doing these things so there’s probably plenty I’ve forgotten to write about.  But there it is.

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