The year’s wrapping up, with no end to the musical dry spell in sight. What can we say, not a whole lot in the past six months seemed worth any interest. If you have any suggestions to argue against this, we welcome a shout-out or link. See y’all next year!



5. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II

4. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner

3. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

2. Claudia Quintet – Royal Toast

1. Jaga Jazzist – One-Armed Bandit

(Honorable Mention: Arcade Fire – The Suburbs, Gorillaz – Plastic Beach, Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky, Owen Pallett – A Swedish Love Story, Beach House – Teen Dream, Polar Bear – Peepers, Yeasayer – Odd Blood, Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty, Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest, Janelle Monae – The Archandroid)



5. Bring Me The Horizon – There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret

4. Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being

3. Robyn – Body Talk

2. Sleigh Bells – Treats

1. Serj Tankian – Imperfect Harmonies

(Dishonorable Mention: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Brandon Flowers – Flamingo)