My Favorite Albums of 2012
Glad you asked.
Lord Huron is the new Bon Iver. There’s nothing quite as catchy as “Skinny Love” on Lonesome Dreams, but the songs are consistently better.
The genius of the Raveonettes is to combine the influences of a 1950s sock hop with 1980s Goth rock. Observator is dark and lovely.
If you like Mumford & Sons (and you should), check out Inheritance, a four-song EP by the Last Bison, and try to track down a full-length album called Quill, which is suddenly hard to find.