The Trendaholic’s top 10 albums of 2012
Well, today is the last day before we bring in the New Year, so it’s important to talk about my top 10 albums of 2012. Most of these albums aren’t chart-topping, but the quality of work is. Nowadays, the word quality seems to be a lost art when it pertains to music, as the masses become more and more sucked-in by the repetitive sounds of what’s being played on television and the radio. It’s refreshing that beautiful art and creativity still exist — even if at times — it seems submerged deep into obscurity.
As a person who’s grown up listening to Hip Hop, R&B, and Soul, this year has been really enlightening as I experienced different pallets of music. Interestingly, all the albums listed below, are influenced in some way from the music I’ve grown up listening to. Music is still evolving, it’s awesome that there’s a trove of artist out there I have yet to discover, because there’s so much of it.
Without further delay, here’s my top 10 albums of 2012 (in no particular order). As a bonus, I also threw in my top EP’s as well.
Top 10 albums
- Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
- Nas Life Is Good
- Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu
- Purity Ring Shrines
- Tanlines Mixed Emotions
- Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
- Flume Flume
- Alicia Keys Girl On Fire
- Chester French Music 4 TNGRS
- Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer
Azealia Banks 1991 EP
Allen Walker I Am Allen Walker
Brick + Mortar Making Moves