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Best of the best of 2012 so far lists.

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s July. As far as I’m aware, we skipped June this year, although there are some photos on my phone from a festival, so clearly something happened within this odd space time continuum. Anywhoo, it’s …

Tue, Jul 3, 2012, 08:23

   

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s July. As far as I’m aware, we skipped June this year, although there are some photos on my phone from a festival, so clearly something happened within this odd space time continuum. Anywhoo, it’s around this time of year that lists begin to rear their listy heads. December is too far away to make ‘best of lists’ in this jittery bloggy world, so here are some of the best lists of the best albums and songs so far this year.

Pretty Much Amazing has a list of the best songs so far this year, and I agree with a lot of them, especially ‘Myth’, ‘Running’ and ‘Jasmine’.

Nialler9 has done up a list of his favourite albums of 2012 so far. Let’s hear it for Grimes, Chromatics, Cast of Cheers, and my favourite album so far this year, Alt-J.

Jim Carroll got himself a list too, and there are 33 albums there you should listen to asap, especially Actress, Django Django and the lovely First Aid Kit.

Complex lists what they deem to be the best 50 tracks of the year so far with a heavy hip hop slant throughout.

And if you’re into ratings check out this list of which albums have been given near-top marks on Pitchfork.

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