The Wire - The Best 50 albums of 2012


Halo 1. Laurel Halo - Quarantine
2. Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras meet the Congos - Icon Give Thank
3. Actress - RIP
4. Jakob Ullmann - Fremde Zeit - Addendum
5. Jason Lescalleet - Songs About Nothing
6. CC Hennix & The Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage - Live at the Grimm Museum 1
7. Bob Dylan - Tempest
8. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
9. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
10. Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy
11. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
12. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
13. Fushitsusha - Mabushii Itazura Na Inori
14. Haino/O'Rourke/Ambarchi - Imikuzushi
15. Death Grips - The Money Store
16. Emptyset - Medium
17. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - Black is Beautiful
18. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
19. V/A - Wandelweiser und so Weiter
20. Morton Feldman - Crippled Symmetry: At June in Buffalo
21. Richard Skelton - Verse of Birds
22. The Bohman Brothers - Back on the Streets
23. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
24. Michael Pisaro and Toshiya Tsunoda - Crosshatches
25. Bass Clef - Reeling Skullways
26. Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester
27. Killer Mike - RAP Music
28. Shackleton - The Drawbar Organ/Music for the Quiet Hour
29. Rhodri Davies - Wound Response
30. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
31. Wadada Leo Smith - Ten Freedom Summers
32. Thomas Koner - Novaya Zemlya
33. Annea Lockwood - In our Name
34. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
35. Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994-1996
36. Heatsick - Deviation
37. Duane Pitre - Feel Free
38. Raime - Quarter Turns over a Living Line
39. Swans - The Seer
40. Mark Ernestus Presents Jeri-Jeri with Mbene Diatta Seck - Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh
41. Cooly G - Playin' Me
42. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman
43. DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi
44. Charles Gayle Trio - Streets
45. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
46. Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games
47. Peter Cusack - Sounds from Dangerous Places
48. Pelt - Effigy
49. DVA - Pretty Ugly
50. Brotzmann/Satoh/Moriyama - Yatagarasu