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Tame Impala take 2012...again

POSTED Nov 29, 2012

UK music mag NME have anointed their top 50 albums of 2012...and Tame Impala's Lonerism tops the list.

Kevin Parker and Co are the first Aussie band to take the top spot in the poll's 38-year history...but wait - there's more: Tame Impala's Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson are also members of Pond, who took out the number 7 position in the poll with Beard Wives Denim, and Kevin Parker also produced Melody's Echo Chamber's self-titled disc, which made the number 16 spot.

NME's top 50 albums of 2012:

50 Purity Ring – Shrines

49 Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes

48 The 2 Bears – Be Strong

47 John Talabot – fIN

46 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe 

45 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

44 Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, mAAd City

43 Ratking – Wiki93

42 Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks

41 Ty Segall – Twins

40 Polica – Give You The Ghost

39 Liars – WIXIW

38 TEED – Trouble

37 Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour

36 The Vaccines - Come Of Age

35 Metz – Metz

34 Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

33 Hot Chip – In Our Heads

32 Graham Coxon – A+E

31 G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer

30 Breton – Other People’s Problems

29 Mac DeMarco – 2

28 Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light

27 Jessie Ware – Devotion

26 Spector – Enjoy It While It Lasts

25 Ariel Pink – Mature Themes

24 Merchandise – Children Of Desire

23 Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge

22 Beach House – Bloom

21 Cat Power – Sun

20 Howler – America Give Up

19 Toy – Toy

18 Tribes – Baby

17 Grizzly Bear – Shields

16 Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber

15 Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

14 The xx – Coexist

13 DIIV – Oshin

12 David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant

11 Django Django – Django Django

10 Jack White – Blunderbuss

09 Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg

08 The Cribs – In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull

07 Pond – Beard Wives Denim

06 The Maccabees – Given To The Wild

05 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

04 Crystal Castles – (iii)

03 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

02 Grimes – Visions

01 Tame Impala – Lonerism

 

Source: Stereogum external link