The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2012

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The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2012 [see also: 2011, 2013, 2014]

  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