Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Another Look at 2012

As the year comes to a close and The Yuppie picked the Top 10 albums of 2012, we always like to share the picks of our fantastic correspondents. Here is a look at what some of our correspondents have chosen as their favorite albums of the year.

One of our photographers and videographers, RICH D SMOOV, always has a vibrant mix. Here is his list of the 10 best of the year, in no particular order, with an Honorable Mention:

- Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips
- Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
- The Alchemist - Russian Roulette
- Currency - Priest Andretti 
- Roc Marciano - Reloaded
- Wu Block
- JJ Doom - Key to the Kuffs
- Nas - Life is Good
- The Gaslamp Killer - Break Through

Honorable Mention : Natchtmystium - Silencing Machine

Another of our photographers, Le-La Cloutier crafted a very good Top 10 list with a few Honorable Mentions that are certainly worthy of a few listens:

1. The Lumineers
2. Alabama Shakes- Boys & Girls
3. Passion Pit- Gossamer
4. Fun.- Some Nights
5. The Temper Trap
6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- The Heist
7. The Lighthouse and The Whaler- This is an Adventure
8. The Walkmen- Heaven
9. Mumford & Sons- Babel
10. Miike Snow- Happy to You

Honorable Mentions:

1. Bruno Mars- Unorthodox Jukebox
2. The Dig- Midnight Flowers
3. Beach House- Bloom

From across the pond comes our London correspondent, Linn Branson, who placed her Top 10 in no particular order, but all fantastic records:

CHAIRLIFT - Something
CLOCK OPERA - Ways To Forget
COLD PUMAS - Persistent Malaise
TAME IMPALA - Lonerism
DIIV - Oshin
MOON DUO - Circles
BRETON - Other People's Problems
ZULU WINTER - Language

Our New England correspondent, Shawn Grindle, ranked his Top 10 featuring the old and new of what rock and roll has to offer:

1. First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar 
2.The Lumineers 
3. Father John Misty - Fear Fun 
4.Metric - Synthetica
5.David Wax Museum - Knock Knock Get Up 
6.The Walkmen - Heaven
7.Kishi Bashi - 151a
8.Bob Dylan - Tempest
9. Hospitality
10.The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter