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Pennyblackmusic Writers : Albums of the Year 2012
Author: Admin
Published: 06/12/2012



CARL BOOKSTEIN

1. Beach House - Bloom
2. Jack White - Blunderbuss
3. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
4. Breathless - Green to Blue
5. Van Morrison - Born to Sing: No Plan B
6. Alabama Shakes - Girls and Boys
7. Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
8. Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
9. Best Coast - The Only Place
10.Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill

Gig of the Year: Radiohead: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, 11/6/2012


MALCOLM CARTER

1. Distractions - The End Of The Pier
2. Erin Costelo - We Can Get Over
3. Neil Young - Psychedelic Pill
4. Bill Fay - Life is People
5. Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
6. Woods - Bend Beyond
7. Christina Martin - Sleeping with a Stranger
8. Dodson and Fogg - Dodson and Fogg
9. First Aid Kit - The Lion’s Roar
10.Bruce Foxton - Back in the Room


ANDREW CARVER

1. Moonface - Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped
2. Bison B.C. -Lovelessness
3. Evoken - Atra Mors
4. Howling Wind - Of Babylon
5. Moon Duo - Circles
6. Daniel Romano - Come Cry With Me
7. Grime Kings -First View Of The New
8. Holograms - Holograms
9. Ash Borer - Cold of Ages
10.Dum Dum Girls - End Of Daze


ANDY CASSIDY

1. Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
2. Beach Boys - That's Why God Made the Radio
3, Happy Martyr - One Square Mile
4. Flaming Lips - Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn
5. Nelson Bragg – We Get What We Want

Gig of the Year – Morrissey, MEN Arena, Manchester, 29/7/2012


JOHN CLARKSON

1. White Space – The Crescent Wave
2. Distractions – The End of the Pier
3. Cathode Ray –The Cathode Ray
4. Glissando – The World Without Us
5. Paul Buchanan – Mid Air
6. Twilight Sad- No One Can Ever Know
7. I Like Trains – The Shallows
8. Arto Vaun - The Cynthia Sessions
9. Last Harbour – Your Heart, It Carries the Sound
10.Kat Parsons – Talk to Me


Gig of the Year – Dexys, Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 19/9/2012


DAN CRESSEY

1. Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
2. Neneh Cherry and The Thing - The Cherry Thing
3. P.O.S. - We Don’t Even Live Here
4. Felice Brothers - God Bless You Amigo
5. M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion
6. El-P - Cancer For Cure
7. Wrongtom Meets Deemas J - In East London
8. Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love
9. Hank III - Ghost to a Ghost / Gutter Town (technically this is 2011, but I only managed to get it this year, so I’m including it here).
10.Phoenix Da Icefire - The Quantum Leap


DIXIE ERNILL

1. Experimental Pop Band - Vertigo
2. This Many Boyfriends - This Many Boyfriends
3. Our Arthur - Humour Me
4. Go Betweens - Quiet Heart
5. Two Wounded Birds - Two Wounded Birds

Gig of the Year –Experimental Pop Band/Davey Woodward, El Rincon, Bristol, 12/11/2012


DAVE GOODWIN

1. Plan B –Ill Manors
2. Spector - Enjoy It While It Lasts
3. Cowbell –Beat Stampede
4. Die! Die! Die! -Harmony
5. Horrors - Skying
6. We Are Augustines - Rise Ye Sunken Ships
7. Glen Campbell - Ghost on the Canvas
8. Hives - Lex Hives
9. Lee Fields and the Expressions - My World
10.Heavy - The Glorious Dead

Gig of the Year – Howler, Nottingham, 31/1/2012


BEN HOWARTH

1. Anais Mitchell – Young Man In America
2. Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Crown and Treaty
3. Wave Pictures – Long Black Cars
4. Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
5. Darren Hayman and the Long Parliament – The Violence
6. Quiet Loner – Greedy Magicians
7. Sun Kil Moon – Among The Leaves
8. It Hugs Back – Laughing Party
9. Maia – Pepper Stars
10.Last Harbour – Your Heart It Carries The Sound

Gig of the Year - Wave Pictures, Rochester Gordon House Hotel, 10/8/212


ADRIAN HUGGINS

1. Wodensthrone – Curse
2. Future of the Left – The Plot Against Common Sense
3. Minus The Bear – Infinity Overhead
4. Easy All Stars – Thrillah
5. Papier Tigre – Recreation


CHRIS JONES

1. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
2. Beach House - Bloom
3. Brother Sun, Sister Moon – Brother Sun, Sister Moon
4. Clubroot – III
5. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
6. DIIV - Oshin
7. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
8. Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches
9. Tindersticks - The Something Rain
10.Wild Nothing - Nocturne


NICK ROBINSON

1. Joe Brown - The Ukulele Album
2. Tom Moriarty - Fire in the Doll’s House
3. Smoke Feathers - Liberation
4. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankie Said
5. Jules Winchester - Something In Those Eyes
6. Charlie Dore - Finally, a Limousine
7. Megan Henwood - Making Waves
8. Fairport Convention - By Popular Request
9. Dion - Tank Full of Blues
10.Richard Thompson - Cabaret of Souls

Gig of the Year - Chris Jagger and Acoustic Trio, Crooked Billet, Stoke Row, Oxfordshire, 24/10/2012


JAMIE ROWLAND

1. Open Mike Eagle - 4nml Hsptl
2. Walkmen - Heaven
3. of Arrowe Hill - Love Letters, Hate Mail and the Haunted Self
4. Calexico - Algiers
5. Sharon van Etten - Tramp
6. Busdriver - Beaus$Eros
7. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
8. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
9. Lightning Bolt - Oblivion Hunter
10.Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan


MARK ROWLAND

1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
2. Tame Impala – Lonerism
3. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
4. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
5. Grizzly Bear – Shields
6. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
7. Death Grips – The Money Store
8. THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE
9. El-P – Cancer 4 Cure
10.Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold


MAARTEN SCHIETHART

1. Ergo Phizmiz - Eleven Songs
2. Tomat - 0106 June
3. Black Dice - Mr Impossible
4. Ty Segall - Twins
5. James Yorkston - I was a Cat from a Book
6. Yuichiro Fujimoto - Speaks Melodies
7. Pollens - Brighten and Break
8. K-Conjog - Set Your Spirits Freak
9. Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde
10.Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains - E Volo Love


DOMINIC SIMPSON

1. Swans - The Seer
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allulujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
3. Hundred Waters - Hundred Waters
4. Zeleinople -The World Is A House On Fire
5. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paradioso U.F.O. - Son of a Bitches Brew
6. Beth Orton - Sugaring Season
7. Peaking Lights - Satan
8. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
9. Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
10.Last Harbour - Your Heart, It Carries The Sound


ANTHONY STRUTT

1, Raveonettes – Observator
2. Chrysalids - Neither love Nor Money
3. Toy - Toy
4. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
5. Leonard Cohen - Old ideas.
6. Ian McNab - Little Episodes
7. A Place to Bury Strangers – Worship
8. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
9. Tindersticks - The Something Rain
10. Mark Eitzel - Don't Be a Stranger.

Gig of the Year – Peter Hook and the Light, Queens Hall, Leicester, 26/11/2012


LISA TOREM

1. Simon Townshend - Looking Out, Looking In
2. Dead Belgian - Love and Death: The Songs of Jacques Brel
3. Tori Amos - Gold Dust
4. Rebekka Karijord - We Become Ourselves
5. James McCartney - The Complete EP Collection

Gig of The Year: The Zombies, Mayne Stage, Chicago


PAUL WALLER

1. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
2. Vales - Clarity
3. Two Wounded Birds - Two Wounded Birds
4. Candy Sniper - Left Turn 4 Records: The Archives (free download)
5. Jaill - Traps
6. Flats - Better Living
7. Grimes - Visions
8. Baroness - Green/Yellow
9. Cate Le Bon - CYRK
10.Ceremony – Zoo


DENZIL WATSON

1. North Sea Scrolls - The North Sea Scrolls
2. Django Django - Django Django
3. Stranglers - Giants
4. Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre is Evil
5. Hugh Cornwell - Totem and Taboo
6. Vaccines - Come of Age
7. Richard Hawley - Standing at Sky's Edge
8. Lana Del Ray - Born to Die
9. Sieben - No Less Than All
10. GiRLSPiT - Have I Done Enough To Go Home Yet?








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