The Laneway team's Best Of 2012 lists

We say this every year but, boy, what an amazing year it has been for music!

2012 has delivered some amazing new artists, classic albums, music videos and live performances. So where to begin? We'll kick things off with some of our favourite tatse makers' lists, which we're pretty chuffed to say feature a bunch of Laneway 2013 acts:

FasterLouder's Top Albums of 2012:#1 Tame Impala, #7 Cloud Nothings, #10 Alpine, #14 Bat For Lashes, #17 Japandroids, #27 Flume, #28 Divine Fits, #32 Alt-J, #47 The Men

DIY Albums of 2012: #4 Alt-J, #7 Japandroids, #10 Bat For Lashes, #12 Tame Impala, #16 Jessie Ware, #31 Perfume Genius, #33 Cloud Nothings, #37 The Men, #50 Polica

Spinner 50 Best Albums of 2012: #3 Japandroids, #6 Divine Fits, #26 Cloud Nothings, #33 El-P, #35 Polica, #48 Tame Impala

Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012: #5 Jessie Ware, #6 Cloud Nothings, #7 Japandroids, 11 Tame Impala, #15 El-P, #17 The Men, #44 Bat For Lashes

The Guardian's Best Albums of 2012: #3 Jessie Ware, #6 Tame Impala, #7 Alt-J, #21 Bat For Lashes, #27 Polica, #35 Nite Jewel,

Rolling Stone's 50 Best Album of 2012:#9 Japandroids, #21 Cloud Nothings, #23 Divine Fits

Clash's Top 40 Albums of 2012: #13 Tame Impala, #24 Polica, #27 Perfume Genius, #36 Julia Holter, #38 Yeasayer

Not to be outdone, the Laneway team loves a good list too so this year we decided to expand on our annual favourite albums list to include a few extra categories to keep things interesting.

Take a deep breath and get your scrolling finger ready as we delve in to the Laneway team's favourite things from 2012:

Danny Rogers, Laneway Festival Co-Founder

FrankOcean

Albums:
1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
2. Tame Impala - Lonerism
3. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
4. Jessie Ware - Devotion
5. Four Tet - Pink
6. Purity Ring - Shrines
7. Holy Other - Held
8. Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
9. Cat Power - Sun
10. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits

Jerome Borazio, Laneway Festival Co-Founder

OMAM                                                              

Albums:
1. Of Monsters of Men - My Head Is An Animal 
2. DZ Deathrays – Bloodstreams 
3. The Fauves - German Engines
4. Mumford and Sons - Babel 
5. The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap
6. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits

Tracks:
1. Flume - Sleepless
2. Frank Ocean- Thinkin’ Bout You
3. Alabama Shakes -Hold On
4. Bat for Lashes- All Your Gold

Susan Heymann, Chugg Entertainment

OMAM

Albums:
1. Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is An Animal
2. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
3. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
4. Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas
5. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg

Claire Collins, Bossy Music

FrankOcean

Albums:
1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
2. Flume - Flume
3. Cat Power - Sun
4. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city 
5. Grimes - Oblivion

Australian songs: 
1. Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
2. Flume - On Top ft T Shirt
3. Snakadaktal - Dance Bear
4. YesYou - Amsterdam
5. Presets - Ghosts   

Aaron Curnow, Spunk Records

JessicaPratt

Albums:
1. Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt
2. Ty Segall - Twins
3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
4. Bored Nothing - Bored Nothing
5. Beach House - Bloom

Gigs:
1. Cass McCombs – Standard, Sydney
2. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Music Farmers, Wollongong
3. Sharon van Etten – La Maroquinerie, Paris
4. Jack Ladder – Brass Monkey, Cronulla
5. Ryan Adams – Basement, Sydney

Travis Banko, Lunatic Entertainment

Kendrick

Albums:
1. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city 
2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
3. Tame Impala - Lonerism
4. Kindness - World You Need A Change Of Mind
5. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Gigs:
1. Dune Rats / Bleeding Knees Club / Drunk Mums - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
2. Anna Calvi / Twin Shadow - Corner Hotel, Melbourne
3. The Horrors - Forum Theatre, Melbourne
4. Deep Sea Arcade / The Cairos - Phoenix Public House, Melbourne
5. Radiohead - Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney

Harry White, Chugg Entertainment

Alt_J

Albums:
1. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
2. Flume - Flume
3. Tame Impala - Lonerism
4. The xx - Coexist
5. Purity Ring - Shrines

Gigs:
1. Radiohead - Coachella, CA
2. Bon Iver - Golden Plains, Meredith
3. Coldplay - Allianz Stadium, Sydney
4. Shigeto - OutsideIn Festival, Sydney
5. Alt-J - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Mark Kneebone, Auckland Laneway Festival

Deftones

Albums:
1. Deftones – Koi No Yokan
2. Tame Impala – Lonerism
3. Killer Mike – R.A.P Music
4. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
5. SJD – Elastic Wasteland

Music videos:
1. Beastwars – Empire
2. MIA – Bad Girls 
3. Cobra Khan – Borderlands
4. Purity Ring – Loftcries
5. Computers Want Me Dead – Little Steps

Emma Doilibi, Chugg Entertainment

Alt_J

Albums:

1. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
2. Santigold - Master Of My Make Believe
3. Tame Impala - Lonerism
4. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
5. The Black Keys El Camino
6. Bobby Womack The Bravest Man In The Universe

Katie Stewart, Lunatic Entertainment

TameImpala

Albums:
1. Tame Impala - Lonerism
2. Wild Nothing – Nocturne
3. Ty Segall – Twins
4. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
5. Alt-J – A Perfect Wave

Tracks:
1. Chvrches – The Mother We Share
2. Haim - Forever
3. The Temper Trap – Trembling Hands
4. Kindness – That’s Alright
5. Jai Paul – Jasmine

Mita De, Lunatic Entertainment

FrankOcean

Albums:
1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
2. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in Universe
3. The Invisible - Rispah
4. One Little Plane - Into The Trees
5. Daphni - Jialong

Tracks:
1. Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
2. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - The Narcissist
3. Ultraista - Small Talk (Four Tet remix)
4. SOHN - The Wheel
5. Fiona Apple - Every Single Night (MeLoX Remix)

Chad Gillard, Future Classic

Kindness

Albums:
1. Kindness - World You Need A Change Of Mind
2. John Talabot - Fin
3. Flume - Flume
4. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble
5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Tracks:
1. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Baby
2. Kwes - Igoyh
3. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Tapes & Money
4. Kindness - Gee Up (Erol Alkan extended rework)
5. Ry & Frank Wiedemann - Howling (Ame remix)

Bonnie Dalton, Minnow

Polica

Albums: 
1. Poliça - Give You The Ghost
2. Diiv - Oshin
3. Chromatics - Kill For Love
4. Nikki and the Dove - Instinct
5. Hauschka/Hilary Hahn - Silfra

Audrey Fenghuang, Singapore Laneway Festival / Chugg Entertainment

Alt_J

Albums:
1. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
2. Clock Opera - Ways To Forget
3. Mutemath - Odd Soul
4. Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
5. Miike Snow - Happy To You

WIN STUFF

We've got a pretty nice poster pack to giveaway to a few of you fine people. Tell us your top five albums of 2012 for a chance to win the official 2013 Laneway Festival poster along with sideshow posters for Of Monsters and Men, Jessie Ware, Bat For Lashes and Kings of Convenience. Simply email your top five and postal address to win@lanewayfestival.com.au

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