Our Favourite Albums of 2012


You’re looking for some new tunes to get you in ‘the mood’. Well, we’re not sure of ‘the mood’ you want to be in, so we decided to offer you an eclectic selection from our favourite albums of 2012 – so far that is - there as varied as our striped socks. 

Alabama Shakes – Alabama Shakes

If you’re looking for a bit of southern flair, then Alabama Shakes will give it to you served on a melodic platter of banjo picking fun. It’s indie with a Confederate twinge. It’s also great to dance to and eat BBQ chicken with.

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

If you call your album Celebration Rock, you really should be onto something awesome. This duo offers a riff laden sing a long a minute that seems to add positively to all the enjoyable things in life. It’s an album for all joyous occasions – so, listen to it and go do something stupid.

EL-P – Cancer for the Cure

If you’re going to sample Val Kilmer in an album you deserve to be placed in the annals of time. Cancer for the Cure is a beast of a rap album and should be listened to loudly, while giving the world two fingers. 

Beach House – Bloom

Another great record from the guys at Beach House; Bloom is the perfect album for those looking to take a drive in the sunshine. Full of interesting sounds and beautiful arrangements – it’s a must listen and almost as tone filled as our colourful socks..

Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized has always been the perfect band to just lay back and soak up the world with and this album is no different. Sweet Heart Sweet Light ideally listed to besides the Grand Canyon drifting along in a horizontal position.

Jack White – Blunderbuss

This album is Blunderbuss by name and pretty much blunderbuss by nature for the former White Stripes’ guitar god. It’s most definitely worth a listen or ten – make sure to tune up your air guitar first though and have got some nice clean online socks.

 Public Service Broadcasting

What do you get if you sample a load of classic World War II films and add some British indie dance? Public Service Broadcasting. The UK electro act is becoming increasing renowned as one to watch for the future – so, why not have a listen.

Images: Higher Ground Music