Best Albums of 2012 Individual Writer List: Austin Trunick

Dec 20, 2012
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Each of our writers submitted their personal best albums of 2012 list for when we calculated Under the Radar’s master Top 100 Albums of 2012 list. Here are Austin Trunick’s Top 15 albums of 2012. 

Instead of focusing on the releases on my list that earned (well-deserved) near-universal acclaim, I’ll write about the few that landed near the top of my ballot but didn’t seem to catch on so widely.

- Sophia Knapp’s breezy debut album easily spent the most time on my turntable out of any record this year, and I still keep coming back for its smooth, disco-era Stevie Nicks feel.

- I probably would have gone much higher with Chad Valley’s LP if I hadn’t already been so enamored with his vocal work on Jonquil’s early-2012 album, Point of Go; it’s probably my most feel-good album of the year.

- I don’t know how they could live up to the intensity of their live shows on record, but Light Asylum’s first full-length is a great collection of aggressive, industrial-influenced dance music.

- Foxygen’s EP was all over the place and fun; they have an album coming out soon that improves on their brand of bonkers.

- Junk Culture’s debut went too under-heard; his punch-drunk rhythms and woozy synth work made for another great debut record in 2012.

- The Darcys had me at “full Steely Dan cover album.” 

There are several great albums that, for some reason or another, I just couldn’t get into on early listens—Grimes comes to mind, in particular—but have really grown on me. There always seems to be a record or two that I don’t start obsessing over until I’m already a year late. By Austin Trunick

1

Chromatics

Kill For Love

Italians Do It Better

2

Bat For Lashes

The Haunted Man

Capitol

3

Sophia Knapp

Into the Waves

Drag City

4

Light Asylum

Light Asylum

Mexican Summer

5

Jonquil

Point of Go

Dovecote

6

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny

Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose

Mute

7

Wild Nothing

Nocturne

Captured Tracks

8

Chrome Canyon

Elemental Themes

Stones Throw

9

Junk Culture

Wild Quiet

Illegal Art

10

Baroness

Yellow & Green

Relapse

11

Black Moth Super Rainbow

Cobra Juicy

Rad Cult/Frenchkiss

12

Ty Segall & White Fence

Hair

Drag City

13

Foxygen

Take the Kids Off Broadway EP

Jagjaguwar

14

Fiona Apple

The Idler Wheel...

Epic

15

The Darcys

Aja

Arts & Crafts

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