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Mid Year Top 10

So, the four of us who ‘do’ Louder Than War put our collective top 10 favourite “albums of the year so far” together for a definitive “Louder Than War” top 50 albums of the first half of 2012. Actually it’s kind of more John’s list - as you can tell by the fact that neither of my 2 favourite albums of the year made it into the top 50! I shall be pushing doubly hard to get both Perfume Genius & the Hype Williams twosome to get into the end of year lists for sure although I guess their chances are both pretty slim.
Anyway here’s my top 10 (11 actually - boosted by Big Joan just for this list, I knew it wouldn’t make the cut for LTW so didn’t choose it there). Video’s for the top three then a bunch of other great albums I could have also picked.
1. Perfume Genius - Put Yr Back N 2 It

2. Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful

3. DeathGrips - The Money Store

4. Traxman - Da Mind Of Traxman
5. Vibronics – The French Connection 
6. Lower Dens - Nooptropics
7. Actress - RIP
8. Grimes - Visions
9. Yva Las Vegass - ‘I Was Born In a Place of Sunshine and the Smell of Ripe Mangoes’ 
10. OFF! - OFF!
11. Big Joan - The Long Slow Death Of Big Joan 

PABH -Tough Love
Sleigh Bells - Reign Of Terror
Hodgy Beats - Untitled
Flats - Better Living
Ceremony - Zoo
Amadou & Mariam - Folila
Lone - Galaxy Garden
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Gonjasufi - MU.ZZ.LE
Future of the Left - The Plot Against Common Sense.
Peaking Lights - ‘Lucifer’
Julia Holter ‘Ekstasis’
Japandroids, ‘Celebration Rock’
Sharon Van Etten, ‘Tramp’
Julia Holter 0 Ekstasis
Gonjasufi - MU.ZZ.LE
Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury - Drokk Music Inspired By Mega-City One
Bass Clef - Reeling Skullways
The 2 Bears, ‘Be Strong’
Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando <= (The Token Jazz album)
Quakers - Quakers
ScHoolboy Q- Habits & Contradictions
A Place To Bury Strangers - Worship
The Politix - {pō-‘li-tiks}
The Caretaker - Patience (After Sebald)
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Ty Segall and White Fence - Hair
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath
Sizzla Kalonji - Mr. Danjol
Pariso - Nothing Beyond Everything After
Ministry - Relapse
Meshuggah - Koloss
The Men - Open Your Heart
Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury - Drokk Music Inspired By Mega-City One
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Bass Clef - Reeling Skullways
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Posted at 6:07 PM 17 June 2012
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