Purity Ring - Fineshrine
It's December-time, which means it's list-time - huzzah! Over the next three weeks, leading up to Christmas, each of us Crunchy staffers will give a rundown of our our favorite records from the year that has passed. Some ranked in order of preference, some in alphabetic order and some split into Danish vs International releases, because... well, consensus is hard. In the end, we're all music obsessives here at Crunchy HQ, with an office stereo that is always playing and a lot of strong opinions on whatever is played. Hopefully these lists will give you, the reader, a fun little insight into our musical tastes and, who knows, you might just find your next favorite band.
The rules: In order to qualify an album has to have been released in the current calendar year (2012, duh), it cannot be a re- release, it has to be a full- length (no EPs) and it cannot be a Crunchy release (for the obvious reasons), a Stucco Records release (the fine label run by our intern Jakob) or a Big Oil release (another fine label run by Crunchy Tunes' own Andreas).
It's time for another crunchy music lover to show a list over the best albums of 2012. This time it's Jessi's turn. Jessi is the coffee loving head booker at the office. She has made a traditional Top 10 but she's mixing international releases with a single Danish release (can you find it?). Some fine choices if you ask me but take a look and be your own judge.
Jessi's Top 10 for 2012 [ranked 1-10]
1. Purity Ring - Shrines
2. Django Django - Django Django
3. Chromatics - Kill For Love
4. Lower Dens - Nootropics
5. Beach House - Bloom
6. Pegasvs - Pegasvs
7. Christian Hjelm - Før Vi Blev Lette
8. David Byrne & st. Vincent - Love Is Giant
9. Wild Nothing - Nocturne
10. Tame Impala - Lonerism