What started off as a slow year turned into a great one for music in 2012. So many memorable releases from veteran bands and brand new ones surprised us immensely. The lists and more can be found after the jump. Thanks so much for the continued support of Exiled Music Press! Have a Merry Christmas and great New Year!



Brooks Ginnan (Editor, founder):

Top 10 Albums of 2012:
  1. From Indian Lakes - Able Bodies
  2. Paper Route - The Peace of Wild Things
  3. Anberlin - Vital
  4. Anchor & Braille - The Quiet Life
  5. Being As An Ocean - Dear G-d...
  6. Levi The Poet - Seasons
  7. The Chariot - One Wing
  8. Sons - Keep Quiet
  9. Beautiful Eulogy - Beautiful Eulogy
  10. Now, Now - Threads
Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):
  • Propaganda - Excellent
  • Sigur Ros - Valtari
  • Abel - Make It Right
  • To Speak of Wolves - Find Your Worth, Come Home
  • Ascend The Hill - O Ransomed Son
  • The xx - Coexist
  • The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
  • fun. - Some Nights
  • Touche Amore - Live on BBC Radio 1
  • Matt & Toby - Matt & Toby
  • Ocean Is Theory - Future Fears

Tabor Brown (Writer):
  1. Anberlin - Vital
  2. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
  3. Basement - Colourmeinkindness
  4. The Ghost Inside - Get What You Give
  5. The Chariot - One Wing
  6. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
  7. Young Turks - Where I Lie 
  8. The Overseer - We Search, We Dig
  9. Harp & Lyre - Tribes
  10. P.O.S. - We Don’t Even Live Here
  11. Make Do And Mend - Everything You Ever Loved
  12. Gideon- Milestone
  13. To Speak of Wolves - Find Your Worth, Come Home
  14. Expire- Pendulum Swings
  15. Yellowcard - Southern Air

Honorable Mentions:
  • Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
  • Now, Now - Threads
  • Stick To Your Guns - Diamond
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist 
  • As I Lay Dying - Awakened

Michael Small (Writer):

Top 15 Albums of 2012:
  1. Mychildren Mybride - Mychildren Mybride
  2. mewithoutYou - Ten Stories
  3. Impending Doom - Baptized in Filth
  4. Onward to Olympas - Indicator
  5. The Chariot - One Wing
  6. Lecrae - Gravity
  7. Sobre todo Nombre - AbbaFather
  8. Anberlin - Vital
  9. Becoming the Archetype - I Am
  10. P.O.D. - Murdered Love
  11. Project 86 - Wait for the Sirens
  12. The Burial - Lights and Perfections
  13. Matt & Toby - Matt & Toby
  14. Further Seems Forever - Penny Black
  15. Ocean is Theory - Future Fears

Honorable Mentions:
  1. Everything in Slow Motion - Red
  2. Farewell From the Gallows - Luck of the Draw
  3.  xLooking Forwardx - Down With the Ship

Tatiana Ensslin (Writer):

Top Albums/EPs of 2012:
  1. Attack Attack! - This Means War
  2. Memphis May Fire - Challenger
  3. Piece The Veil - Collide With The Sky
  4. Sleeping With Sirens - If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack EP
  5. Issues - Black Diamond EP

About the Author

Brooks Ginnan
Brooks Ginnan is the editor of Exiled Music Press. He is usually crying over the fact that we will never see a reunion of The Smiths or Cocteau Twins.

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