Naknoise 2012 Year End Review

Published On December 27, 2012 | By Clark | Music

Hey Everyone,
It has been way too long, but I’m back with a year end music review of 2012. It’s been a wonderful year for music and just like last year, it was really difficult to widdle my huge list into something that is even remotely digestible. I’ve spent the last month re-listening to music I’ve obtained over the year and catching up on things I missed. Here I present my 20 favorite albums along with some honorable mentions and my top 20 tracks along with 50 other kick ass tracks from the last 12 months.

I stress the fact that you view this as a “Clark’s Favorites of 2012” list and not “Best Music of 2012” list. It’s purely subjective and this list is of my own personal taste. I’m not pandering to any one group in particular and while you may not care for a lot of my suggestions I hope you at least come away with a few new discoveries that you truly enjoy.

This year I chose not to do a Spotify list and to just stick with Youtube. The list was getting really messy as lot of the tracks were not available on Spotify. I’ve provided some extras to hopefully make listening a little easier for you. Below are the lists of music and below that are links for listening. ENJOY!

My Favorite Albums 2012:

Honorable Mentions:

Jam City – Classical Curves
Purity Ring – Shrines
The Walkmen – Heaven
Light Asylum – Light Asylum
Fort Romeau – Kingdoms

20. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
19. Death Grips – The Money Store
18. Holy Other – Held
17. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
16. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
15. Twin Shadow – Confess
14. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
13. Beach House – Bloom
12. God Speed You! Black Emperor! – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
11. Vessel – Order of Noise
10. John Talabot – fin
9. Grizzly Bear – Shields
8. Donato Dozzy and Neel – Voices From the Lake
7. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
6. Swans – The Seer
5. Grimes – Oblivion
4. Tame Impala – Lonerism
3. Chromatics – Kill For Love
2. Liars – WIXIW
1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange


My Favorite Tracks 2012:
Listen: Click Here to View the Youtube Playlist
20. Omar S And L’Renee – S.E.X (C.G.P (Conant Gardens Posse) Remix)
19. Daniel Avery – Taste
18. Kendrick Lamar – The Art Of Peer Pressure
17. Burial – Truant
16. Killer Mike – Go
15. Grizzly Bear – Speak in Rounds
14. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
13. Delroy Edwards – 4 Club Use Only
12. Innerspace Halflife – Phazzled
11. Chromatics – Lady
10. Svengalisghost – Deep Into Memory
9. Pittsburgh Track Authority – Untitiled
8. Swans – Mother Of The World
7. Grimes – Oblivion
6. John Talabot – So Will Be Now
5. Azealia Banks – 1991
4. The Invisible – Wings (Floating Points Remix)
3. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
2. Liars – The Exact Colour of Doubt
1. Frank Ocean – Pyramids


Other great tracks from 2012:
Listen: Click Here to View the Youtube Playlist
October – String Theory
Earl Sweatshirt – Chum
STL – Your Turn
The XX – Angels
Evian Christ – Fuck It None Of Ya’ll Don’t Rap
Twin Shadow – Golden Light
Joy O – Ellipsis
A$AP Rocky – Goldie
Four Tet – Lion
Chairlift – I Belong In Your Arms
TNGHT – Higher Ground
Frank Booker – The Sun
Blawan – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage
Jimmy Edgar – This One’s For the Children
Nautiluss – Troubleman
Octo Octa – Deep Hurt
Tin Man – Manifesto Acid
Joy O & Boddika – Mercy
Stereogamous feat. Shaun J. Wright – Let It Go (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)
Gunnar Wendel – Enter the Fog
Jessie Ware – 110%
Makam – What Ya Doin’
Burial + Four Tet – Nova
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Geeman – Bang’t
Andres – New For U
Vessel – Court of Lions
Light Asylum – IPC
Liars – A Ring on Every Finger
Cloud Nothings – Wasted Days
Alex Israel (feat.Kevin Reynolds) – Habituation Micturation
Death Grips – Get Got
Odd Future – Oldie
Fort Romeau – Say Something
Purity Ring – Fineshrine
Head High – Rave (Dirt Mix)
Nicolas Jaar – With Just One Glance
Com Truise – Controlpop
Fiona Apple – Every Single Night
Juju & Jordash – Dr. Strangepork
Paranoid London – Paris Dub
Solange Knowles – Losing You
Holy Other – Held
Burial – Kindred
Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
Andy Stott – Up the Box

I downloaded a helpful Chrome Extension that takes a playlist ID then allows you to listen to the songs while you browse. Here are the Playlist ID for the top 20 list and the 70-21 list along with a link to to download the extension.

[Click Here to download]
Nakyouout ‘Naknoise’ Favorite Tracks (70-21)
Playlist ID: Jl1ZdtHVM7asvZYS0vtZWfDN4g_vwy0W
Nakyouout ‘Naknoise’ Top 20 2012
1. Click the link and you should see a button on the top right prompting you to download and install the extension.

2. Once the plugin is installed you should see a red play button to the right of the url box. Click that.

3. Once you click the play button you will see a popup. At the top right of the popup you will see a gear icon. Click that.

4. The playlist tab should be the default. Paste one of the IDs provided below then click the add button. Do that for both lists.

5. Click the gear icon again and you are returned to the playlist display. At the button you will see a dropdown that will display your playlist. Select the Naknoise playlist you wish to listen to.

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