Posted in music on December 7, 2012

Frank Ocean at Angel Orensanz, Sept 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
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BBC Music has announced their Top 25 records of 2012. Like lists from MOJO, Q, and Uncut, it's got familiar names like Frank Ocean, Baroness, Swans and Grizzly Bear... but if you're expecting a UK indie act to top their list, you might be surprised at the Beeb's #1 choice. Check out the entire list below.

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BBC MUSIC TOP 25 of 2012
25 Grizzly Bear - Shields
24 Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
23 First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
22 Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events
21 Tame Impala - Lonerism
20 Father John Misty - Fear Fun
19 Bill Fay - Life Is People
18 Chromatics - Kill for Love
17 Django Django - Django Django
16 Liars - WIXIW
15 Swans - The Seer
14 Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
13 Baroness - Yellow & Green
12 Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
11 Mala - Mala in Cuba
10 Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
9 Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
8 David Byrne and St Vincent - Love This Giant
7 Busy Signal - Reggae Music Again
6 Death Grips - The Money Store
5 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble
4 Jessie Ware - Devotion
3 Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar
2 Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE
1 Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

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Comments (21)

Alt-Meh

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:01 PM

Grimes?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:04 PM

Love this Giant? Zzzzzz. Another snooze list, although at least they weren't dumb enough to forget Alabama Shakes.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:10 PM

the official uk snub to scott

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:10 PM

Wow, no Greems. Weak!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:11 PM

Billy Ocean's nephew rulles

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:11 PM

No Dylan, Bob Mould, Lee Ranaldo or Paul Banks?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:15 PM

Needs Scott Walker

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:24 PM

any list without the TRUST album is not a good list.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:24 PM

Baroness Yellow & Green should be number 1 on every list. BOOM.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:25 PM

OK...so these top two are Neu-R&B?

Someone SPLAIN...

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:36 PM

No Justice, no peace?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:37 PM

More like the other way around on 2:24. Trust are the biggest fucking phonies currently out there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:39 PM

Jessie Ware!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 3:01 PM

(1st) 2:24: I was kinda surprised about that, especially given that this is BBC. Also, surprised that BBC didn't place the Swans higher.

With that being said, has every media outlet now turned scarf on us?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 3:32 PM

No Green Day?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:00 PM

That new NO DOUBT was Awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:15 PM

Any list without Grimes is fabricated and its integrity compromised

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:36 PM

my taint has an honest to goodness skin seam

weirdest thing, just noticed it

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 10:50 PM

Top 5 should be

5 Chelsea Light Moving
4 Devendra Banhart
3 Justin Timberlake
2 Depeche Mode
1 My Bloody Valentine

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 2:17 PM

love the list.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 1, 2013 4:48 PM

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