Best of 2012 Music: Top 10 album lists

 Erin McPhee

Top 10 Albums

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1. Kathleen Edwards Voyageur (MapleMusic)

2. 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 (Epic Records)

3. Jack White Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia)

4. Sharon Van Etten Tramp (Jagjaguwar)

5. Cat Power Sun (Matador)

6. Joel Plaskett Scrappy Happiness (MapleMusic)

7. M. Ward A Wasteland Companion (Merge)

8. Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits (Merge)

9. Plants and Animals The End of That (Secret City)

10. Sun Kil Moon Among the Leaves (Caldo Verde)

Terry Peters

Top 10 Albums

1. The XX Coexist (Young Turks)

2. Lana Del Rey Born to Die (Interscope)

3. Black Keys El Camino (Nonesuch)

4. Joss Stone The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 (S-Curve)

5. Jack White Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia)

6. Emeli Sande Our Version of Events (Virgin)

Sounds from Nowheresville (Columbia)

9. Mumford and Sons Babel (Island)

10. Angie Stone Rich Girl (Concord/Stax)

Nicholas M. Pescod

Top 10 Albums

1. Jesse Cook Blue Guitar Sessions (EMI Music Canada)

2. Chad Brownlee

Love Me or Leave Me (MDM Records/EMI)

3. Cody Simpson Paradise (Atlantic)

4. Victoria Duffield

Shut Up and Dance (Warner Music Canada)

5. Ashliegh Lisset Misunderstood (Independent)

6. Tori Kelly

Handmade Songs By Tori Kelly (Toraay Records)

7. Last Bullet Love. Lust. Illusion. (Independent)

8. Maladies of Adam Stokes City of Trees (Independent)

9. Cadence Weapon

Hope in Dirt City (Upper Class Recordings)

10. Kieran Strange Adamantine Heart (Independent )

John Goodman

Top 10 Albums

3. Saint Etienne

Words and Music by Saint Etienne (Heavenly)

4. Rose Cousins

We Have Made a Spark (Old Farm Pony/Outside Music)

5. Neneh Cherry and The Thing

The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound)

6. Sissy March of the Humans (Four OClock Sun)

7. Francois Houle 5+1 Genera (Songlines Recordings)

8. Ladyhawke Anxiety (Modular)

9. Chromatics Kill for Love (Italians Do It Better)

10. Of Monsters and Men

My Head is an Animal (Universal Republic)

John Goodman

Favourite Reissues/remixes/archival releases

1. Tav Falcos Panther Burns

Lore & Testament, Vol. 1: Behind the Magnolia Curtain (Fat Possum/Rough Trade)

2. Van Dyke Parks

Discover America (Warner Bros. Records)

3. Lee Scratch Perry The Sound Doctor: Black Ark Singles and Dub Plates 1972-1978 (Pressure Sounds)

4. My Bloody Valentine

Loveless/Isnt Anything/EPs 1988-1991 (Sony)

5. Porter Ricks Biokinetics (Chain Reaction)

6. Wendy Rene After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-65 (Light in the Attic)

7. Francis Bebey

African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (Born Bad)

8.Carole King

The Legendary Demos (Hear Sounds/Starbucks)

9. Don Cherry Organic Music Society (Caprice Records)

10. Fela Kuti

Live in Detroit 1986 (Knitting Factory/Strut)

Josh Skinner/ INtune Magazine

Top 10 Albums

1. Jenn Fiorentino Upon Our Wonders (Broken Window Records)

2. The Rabid Whole Refuge (Boonsdale)

3. Last Bullet Love. Lust. Illusion. (Independent)

4. Jessica Speziale Dear Reverie (Independent)

5. Heather Hill Leuty Station (Independent)

6. Meghan Morrison

We Are All Born Naked (Independent)

7. Victory Bells Looking Up (Independent)

8. Suzy Wilde Suzy Wilde (Independent)

9. Drew Smith The Secret Languages (Independent)

10. Ellie Anderson After the Reign (Independent)

Charlotte Blackwell/Radio Nation

Top 10 Albums

1. Faber Drive Lost In Paradise (604 Records)

2. Fighting For Ithaca To The Rescue (604 Records)

3. Victoria Duffield Shut Up And Dance (Warner Music Canada)

4. Take Me To The Pilot What Makes You (Independent)

5. Seventh Rain Room For A Rumor (Independent)

6. Carrie Underwood Blown Away (Sony)

7. Hedley Storms (Universal)

8. Gloriana A Thousand Miles Left Behind (Emblem Records)

9. Adam Lambert Trespassing (RCA Records)

10. Matchbox Twenty North (Atlantic)

Jenna Cocozziello/Radio Nation

Top 10 Albums

1. Thenewno2 The Fear of Missing Out (H.O.T. Records)

2. Godsmack Live and Inspired (Universal/Republic)

3. Last Bullet Love. Lust. Illusion. (Independent)

4. Paul McCartney Kisses on the Bottom (Hear Music/Starbucks)

5. Cake Showroom of Compassion (Upbeat Records)

6. 5th Projekt V (Independent)

7. Lamb of God Resolution (Sony)

8. Napalm Death Utilitarian (Century Media)

9. Muse The 2nd Law (Warner Music)

10. Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity (Metal Blade Records)

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