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Tuesday
Jun262012

Best Albums of 2012 (First Half)

Action Bronson
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#25
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure [Fat Possum]
WATCH "THE FULL RETARD" AND STREAM ALBUM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#24
Shigeto - Lineage [Ghostly International]
STREAM:



#23
Brackles - Rinse Presents: Brackles [Rinse]
STREAM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):



#22
John Talabot - Fin [Permanent Vacation]
STREAM:



#21
Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman [Planet Mu]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM PREVIEW:



#20
Para One - Passion [Marble]
WATCH "LEAN ON ME" AND STREAM ALBUM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#19
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music [Williams Street]
WATCH "BIG BEAST" AND STREAM ALBUM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#18
Jam City - Classical Curves [Night Slugs]
WATCH "THE COURTS" AND STREAM ALBUM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#17
Belbury Poly - The Belbury Tales [Ghost Box]
STREAM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):



#16
Big K.R.I.T. - Live From the Underground [Island Def Jam] / 4eva n a Day [Cinematic]
DOWNLOAD 4EVA N A DAY | WATCH "I GOT THIS" AND STREAM LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#15
Auntie Flo - Future Rhythm Machine [Huntleys & Palmers]
STREAM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):



#14
Sebastien Tellier - My God Is Blue [Record Makers]
WATCH "PEPITO BLEU" AND DOWNLOAD/STREAM "COCHON VILLE":




#13
Lindstrøm - Six Cups of Rebel [Feedelity]
STREAM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):



#12
d'Eon - LP [Hippos in Tanks]
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#11
Tomas Barfod - Salton Sea [Friends of Friends]
WATCH "NOVEMBER SKIES" AND STREAM ALBUM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#10
Future - Pluto [Epic]
WATCH "SAME DAMN TIME" AND STREAM ALBUM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#9
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions [Top Dawg]
WATCH "DRUGGYS WIT HOES AGAIN" AND DOWNLOAD/STREAM ALBUM:




#8
Will Dutta w/ Plaid - Parergon [Just Another Company]
WATCH "DISTANCE" AND STREAM ALBUM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#7
Symmetry - Themes for an Imaginary Film [Italians Do It Better]
WATCH "OVER THE EDGE" AND STREAM ALBUM:




#6
Phon.o - Black Boulder [50 Weapons]
WATCH "LEAVE A LIGHT ON" AND STREAM PREVIEW:




#5
Grimes - Visions [4AD]
WATCH "OBLIVION" AND STREAM ALBUM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#4
Lone - Galaxy Garden [R&S]
WATCH PREVIEW VIDEO AND STREAM ALBUM (SPOTIFY REQUIRED):




#3
Chromatics - Kill for Love [Italians Do It Better]
WATCH "LADY" AND STREAM ALBUM:




#2
Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips [Reebok / Fool's Gold]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM | WATCH "STEVE WYNN" AND STREAM "POUCHES OF TUNA":




#1
Fort Romeau - Kingdoms [100% Silk]
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Here's a copyable list:
  1. Fort Romeau - Kingdoms [100% Silk]
  2. Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips [Reebok / Fool's Gold]
  3. Chromatics - Kill for Love [Italians Do It Better]
  4. Lone - Galaxy Garden [R&S]
  5. Grimes - Visions [4AD]
  6. Phon.o - Black Boulder [50 Weapons]
  7. Symmetry - Themes for an Imaginary Film [Italians Do It Better]
  8. Will Dutta w/ Plaid - Parergon [Just Another Company]
  9. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions [Top Dawg]
  10. Future - Pluto [Epic]
  11. Tomas Barfod - Salton Sea [Friends of Friends]
  12. d'Eon - LP [Hippos in Tanks]
  13. Lindstrøm - Six Cups of Rebel [Feedelity]
  14. Sebastien Tellier - My God Is Blue [Record Makers]
  15. Auntie Flo - Future Rhythm Machine [Huntleys & Palmers]
  16. Big K.R.I.T. - Live From the Underground [Island Def Jam] / 4eva n a
    Day [Cinematic]
  17. Belbury Poly - The Belbury Tales [Ghost Box]
  18. Jam City - Classical Curves [Night Slugs]
  19. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music [Williams Street]
  20. Para One - Passion [Marble]
  21. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman [Planet Mu]
  22. John Talabot - Fin [Permanent Vacation]
  23. Brackles - Rinse Presents: Brackles [Rinse]
  24. Shigeto - Lineage [Ghostly International]
  25. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure [Fat Possum]

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