Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The 2012 inch remix: Other people's picks

We read everyone else's picks of the year so you don't have to. Or, more honestly, we read everyone else's picks of the year so we can churn out a post without having to think much about it.

This post will continue to be updated through the next month of so.
Last updated: 30-12-12

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[Part of the 2012 inch remix]

ABC News entertainment blog's album of the year:
Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

The Age's album of the year:
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Billboard's Top 200 albums number one of the year:
Adele - 21

Billboard's Hot 100 number one of the year:
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know

Tim Burgess' favourite album, via Twitter:
Carter Tutti Void - Transverse

CBC's worst musical moment of the year:
Meat Loaf and Mitt Romney singing God Bless America together

Clash Magazine's top album:
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe

Digital Spy's best single of 2012:
Carly Rae Jespen - Call Me Maybe

Female First's best albums (in no particular order):
Little Mix - DNA
Christina Aguilera - Lotus
Aiden Grimshaw - Misty Eye
Adam Lambert - Tresspassing
Rihanna - Unapologetic

The Fly's top album:
Sharon Von Etten - Tramp

Grime's favourite live act, via The Observer:

Highest-earning musician of 2012, via Rolling Stone:
Dr Dre [$100 million]

Lesbians In My Soup's album of the year:
Aesop Rock - Skelethon

Vincent Neff of Django Django's best live act, via The Observer:
Krar Collective

NME's albums of the year:
5. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
4. Crystal Castles - III
3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
2. Grimes - Vision
1. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala's favourite music discovery, via The Observer:
The Field

Paste Magazine's best new band:
Matthew E White (he's not actually a band, is he?)

Li Robbins' best World Music Album, via CBC:
Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars - Radio Salone

Aerrow Shapiro's best track, via KSSU:
Jack White - Sixteen Salteens

Spotify's most shared artist:

Sweeping The Nation's album of the year:
Grizzly Bear - Shields

Time's top album:
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do

Time's top song:
Usher - Climax

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