Posted on29 December 2012 9:42 PM GMT

Best of 2012 - Music, TV and Film

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Contrary to some opinions, 2012 has actually been a fantastic viewing and listening experience for me. After a slack movie year in 2011 - when I barely reached double digits, for 2012 I managed to see a good 30 films right on the big screen. I also did some significant curation with my DVD and Blu-ray collection - bringing it fully up-to-date with present and past masters, and a smattering of worthy 3D movies. Alas something had to suffer - and in 2012 I did not read enough books to constitute any kind of top 10 list - I will be putting more effort into that area in 2013! Anyhow, here follows a series of listings of all those mini-masterpieces which delighted and entertained me during the wettest year on record:

 

50 Favourite Albums of 2012

 

 

  1. Visions - Grimes
  2. Born to Die (Paradise Edition) - Lana Del Rey
  3. Kin - Iamamiwhoami
  4. Ice Level - Ava Luna
  5. Good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar
  6. III - Crystal Castles
  7. Shrines - Purity Ring
  8. Instinct - Niki & The Dove
  9. Master of My Make-Believe - Santigold
  10. Give You The Ghost - Poliça
  11. Cancer 4 Cure - El-P
  12. Amanda Mair - Amanda Mair
  13. Something - Chairlift
  14. Electra Heart - Marina and the Diamonds
  15. An Awesome Wave - Alt-J (∆)
  16. The Haunted Man - Bat for Lashes
  17. ’M’ Megamix - i:cube
  18. Confess - Twin Shadow
  19. fIN - John Talabot
  20. Held - Holy Other
  21. Nina Kravitz - Nina Kravitz
  22. Luxury Problems - Andy Stott
  23. One Second of Love - Nite Jewel
  24. Until Now - Swedish House Mafia
  25. Synthetica - Metric
  26. Kill for Love - Chromatics
  27. Ghostory - School of Seven Bells
  28. My God is Blue - Sébastien Tellier
  29. R.a.P. Music - Killer Mike
  30. Happy to You - Miike Snow
  31. Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
  32. Playin’ Me - Cooly G
  33. Enter 4 - Hjaltalín
  34. What We Saw from the Cheap Seats - Regina Spektor
  35. Words and Music by Saint Etienne - Saint Etienne
  36. Siberia - The Lights (UK 2012 Release)
  37. Red Night - The Hundred in the Hands
  38. Devotion - Jessie Ware
  39. Piramida - Efterklang
  40. Exorcise - Tilbury
  41. Trouble - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
  42. Blondes - Blondes
  43. Room - Eivør
  44. Coexist - The XX
  45. Halcyon - Ellie Goulding
  46. Cells - Fake Blood
  47. Le Voyage Dans La Lune - Air
  48. Lindsey Stirling - Lindsey Stirling
  49. Ekstasis - Julia Holter
  50. Mungodelics - Mungolian Jetset

 

50 Favourite Singles of 2012

 

  1. Ice Level - Ava Luna
  2. Genesis / Oblivion - Grimes
  3. Sink / Lies - Chvrches
  4. Tonight - Saint Etienne
  5. You Know You Like It / Your Drums, Your Love - AlunaGeorge
  6. Hanging On - Ellie Goulding
  7. Urban Forms - Koven
  8. Jasmine - Jai Paul
  9. Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
  10. Lady - Chromatics
  11. Plague - Crystal Castles
  12. Fineshrine - Purity Ring
  13. Pyramids - Frank Ocean
  14. National Empire - Jay Z vs Lana Del Rey
  15. Down on Life - Elliphant
  16. Wait Your Turn - M.O.
  17. Aaliyah - Katy B
  18. Northern Lights - Kate Boy
  19. Drops / Good Worker - Iamamiwhoami
  20. Strangers in the Night - ItaLove
  21. Disparate Youth - Santigold
  22. Youth Without Youth - Metric
  23. Golden Light - Twin Shadow
  24. Wrong Opinion - Chairlift
  25. Do It Like That (Fred Falke Remix) - Ricki Lee
  26. Spectrum - Say My Name (Calvin Harris Remix) - Florence & The Machine
  27. Dark Star - Poliça
  28. This Story - Nite Jewel
  29. Before - Amanda Mair
  30. Kindred - Burial
  31. No Church in the Wild - Jay Z & Kanye West
  32. Murda Bizness - Iggy Azalea
  33. Drones over BRKLN - El-P
  34. A Wall - Bat for Lashes
  35. Broken Mirror - Fleur & Cutline
  36. Golden Era - David Morales feat. Roisin Murphy
  37. Simulation - Roisin Murphy
  38. Last Land - John Talabot
  39. One Day (Wankelmut Remix) - Asaf Avidan
  40. Jo Johnson - wAFF
  41. Transpiration - i:cube
  42. Inspector Norse - Todd Terje
  43. Let’s Make Mistakes - Storm Queen
  44. Too Late - Thorunn Antonia
  45. Green Garden - Eivør
  46. Tenderloin - Tilbury
  47. Fever - B.Traits feat. Elisabeth Troy
  48. RIP - Rita Ora
  49. The Wave - Miike Snow
  50. Sayso - Evy Jane

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Top 10 Favourite TV of 2012

 

  1. Breaking Bad 5
  2. The Killing III
  3. Hell on Wheels II
  4. Homeland II
  5. The Bridge
  6. Borgen
  7. Those Who Kill
  8. Birdsong
  9. Parade’s End
  10. The Paradise

Top 10 Favourite Films of 2012

 

  1. Life of Pi
  2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  3. Moonrise Kingdom
  4. The Impossible
  5. The Hobbit
  6. The Raid
  7. Looper
  8. Chronicle
  9. The Artist
  10. Cabin in the Woods

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