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Top 10 Albums for 2012

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Skinnywhiteboy's annual list of the best records - it's time for 2012! See more, including videos for each song and a Spotify playlist at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com

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    Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

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    So good that Steve Albini, down for production duties, played Scrabble on his i-pad for the entire recording session – and the main man Dylan Baldi was only 20 when this came out. I’m tempted to stop there, so I will. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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    The xx – Coexist

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    One that is more likely than most on this list to be record store ‘top tens’ this year – and for good reason. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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    Blithe Field – Warm Blood

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    Warm blood is a great name for this record. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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    Andy Stott – Luxury Problems

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    Another great production from an unsung hero who’s been practising his art for a long time – Andy StottMore at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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    Death Grips – The Money Store

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    Super-aggressive sounding industrial noise/rap hybrid from drummer Zach Hill (of HellaNervous CopBygones - the bizarro Greg Saunier), his collaborator Andy Morin and Stephan ‘MC Ride’ Burnett. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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    Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

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    Southern rapper with ridiculous ability, a powerful network of hip hop Legends, and the boldness to make powerful political and social statements. 
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    Euros Childs – Summer Special

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    So to my hero Euros Childs. His website is called the National Elf, and like our revered health system Euros is an underfunded national treasure capable of giving strength and healing all wounds. Ahem. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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    Donnie and Joe Emerson – Dreamin’ Wild

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    There’s quite a story to this record – which you can see via the link below. But whatever the history – and it is pretty amazing – this collection of teenage dreams from 1979 stands on its own two platform-booted feet. 
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    Grizzly Bear - Shields

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    4th album from New Yorkers Grizzly Bear seems deliberately designed to get a high Pitchfork rating. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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    Spoek Mathambo – Father Creeper

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    ‘Father Creeper’ is a more polished sophomore album from South African Afro-futurist Spoek Mathambo ,  who coined the term ‘Township tech’ to describe the rough and ready street electro/rap that featured on earlier recordings.  http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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