The Best Music in the World! in 2012

…according to Lost in Reviews.

Okay, so we may not be the Be all and End all or aficionados of, well, anything, but we wanted to share with you our favorite music from 2012 from each writer here on LiR in the form of our favorite albums that were released in 2012 and our favorite live shows we attended. Check them out!

Best Albums of 2012

Reanna Streater-Nunn

lumineers1 The LumineersThe Lumineers

2  Of Monsters and MenMy Body is an Animal

3. Walk the MoonWalk the Moon

4. Imagine DragonsNight Visions

5  Jack WhiteBlunderbuss

Sarah Ksiazek

Paper_Route_-_The_Peace_Of_Wild_Things1. Paper RouteThe Peace of Wild Things

2. Sleigh BellsReign of Terror

3.  Apparently I buy more singles than albums.

 

 

Richard Pepper

beach-house-bloom1. Beach HouseBloom

2. DeftonesKoi No Yokan

3. Wild NothingNocturne

4. Sigur Rós – Valtari

5. Bear In HeavenI Love You, It’s Cool

Ian T. McFarland

lotus plaza1. Lotus PlazaSpooky Action at a Distance

2. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory

3. Jessie WareDevotion

4. Nada SurfThe Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy

5. Beach HouseBloom

Matt Glass

Doseone-G-Is-For-Deep1. DoseoneG is for Deep

2. YeasayerFragrant World

3. Why?Mumps, ect.

4. BlurBlur 21 boxset

5. Lana Del Rey‘s album was also pretty good but I’m not yet ready to admit that to myself.

Angela Davis

Bear-In-Heaven-I-Love-You-Its-Cool11. Bear In HeavenI Love You, It’s Cool

2. Purity Ring – Shrines

3. Passion PitGossamer

4. David Byrne & St. VincentLove This Giant

5. Bad BooksII

Jason Burleson

Jack_White_Blunderbuss_cover1. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss

2. Mumford and Sons Babel

3. The LumineersThe Lumineers

4. Of Monsters and Men My Head Is An Animal

5. Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror

Alex Lamb

movies_the_dark_knight_rises_soundtrack1. The Dark Knight Rises – score

2. The Raid: Redemptionscore 

3. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss

4. Die AntwoordTen$ion

5. Beach HouseBloom

 

Best Live Shows of 2012

Reanna Streater-Nunn

f611. March Fourth – Trees; Dallas, TX

2. The Flaming Lips – KXT Summer Cut Gexa Energy Pavilion; Dallas, TX

3. Walk the Moon – Trees; Dallas, TX

4. Florence and the Machine – Gexa Energy Pavilion; Dallas, TX

5. Cake – Edgesfest; Frisco TX

Sarah Ksiazek

slaybells41.  Sleigh Bells – The Granada Theatre; Dallas, TX

2.  Sleigh Bells – The House of Blues; Dallas, TX

3.  Coldplay’s Mylo Xylto Tour – The American Airlines Center; Dallas, TX

4. Florence and the Machine – The Gexa Energy Pavilion; Dallas, TX

5. Mat Kearney – The Majestic Theatre; Dallas, TX

Richard Pepper

DSC_03241. Sigur Rós, At The Drive-In, Jack White – Lollapalooza 2012 (Day 3); Chicago, IL

2. M83 – The Granada; Lawrence, KS

3. Radiohead – Sprint Center; Kansas City, MO

4. Beach House – Liberty Hall; Lawrence, KS

5. Fucked Up – Riot Room; Kansas City, MO

Ian T. McFarland

M83-81. M83 – The Granada; Lawrence, KS

2. Dan Deacon – Western Gateway Park; Des Moines, IA

3. Acid Temple Mothers – The Union; Kansas City, MO

4. Cloud Nothings – Pitchfork Music Festival; Chicago, IL

5. Swans – The Beaumont Club; Kansas City, MO

Angela Davis

Arctic-Monkeys61. M83 – The Granada; Lawrence, KS

2. Franz Ferdinand – Lollapalooza 2012 (Day 2); Chicago, IL

3. Radiohead – Scottrade Center; St. Louis, MO

4. Passion Pit – The Midland; Kansas City, MO

5. The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys – Chaifetz Arena; St. Louis, MO

Ryan Davis

BiH41. M83 – The Granada; Lawrence, KS

2. Lollapalooza – The entire fest; Chicago, IL

3. Bear in Heaven – SXSW 2012 at Mohawk; Austin, TX

4. The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys – Chaifetz Arena; St. Louis, MO

5. Passion Pit – The Midland; Kansas City, MO

Alex Lamb

fl31. Franz Ferdinand – Lollapalooza 2012 (Day 2); Chicago, IL

2. Dayglow – Uptown Theater; Kansas City, MO

3. Dan Deacon – The Granada; Lawrence, KS

4. The Flaming Lips – Liberty Hall (night 1 of 2); Lawrence, KS

5. Die Antwoord – Lollapalooza; Chicago, IL

All live show photos shown here by Angela Davis

About Angela

Angela is the Editor-in-Chief of Lost in Reviews. She and Ryan created Lost in Reviews together in 2009 out of a mutual hatred for all the stodgy old farts currently writing film reviews. Since launching the site, Angela has enjoyed reviewing indie films over all other films, picking up new music from all corners of the world and photographing live shows. She is the co-host of Blu Monday and a member of the Kansas City Film Critic Circle.



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