The Find Lists: Best of 2012

The Find Lists: Best of 2012
Danny (Posts)

5 favorite albums of 2012:

In no particular order:

Shigeto – Lineage
Oddisee – People Hear What They See
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Quakers – Quakers
Netsky – 2

Honorable mention: Psychasthenia by Dutch producer J’lectroniq 

Song Of The Year 2012: Blu & Exile – Seasons. I know this song originally dates back to 2010, but I’m shamelessly cheating by taking it from the 2012 re-release of Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them. “Seasons” was on heavy rotation for me in 2012, so it can’t be absent in this list.

Best (independent) labels of 2012: Slice-Of-Spice, Redefinition Records, Delicious Vinyl, Mello Music Group, Melting Pot Music, Jakarta Records, Phonosaurus Records, Project Mooncircle and huge respect to all (new) indie initiatives and collectives out there.

Biggest surprises: Home Brew’s self-titled album, Amerigo Gazaway’s mash-up album Bizarre Tribe: A Quest To The Pharcyde (it’s rare that I appreciate mash-ups, but this album is simply amazing), and the rise of C2C.

Biggest disappointment: R.I.P. MCA

Most promising young talents: Melodiesinfonie, Joey Bada$$, Moods, Astroboter, Propo’88, J’Lectroniq, Mr. Troy & Klaus Layer

Best artwork of 2012: The insane graffiti wall for InDepth’s Higher Value? When Hip Hop Becomes More Restricted vinyl release

Best physical project:  Lushlife’s “Magnolia” cardboard-themed video. Watch it above and you’ll understand why I include it in this category.

Anticipating in 2013: New album by The Procussions, hopefully the long-awaited album by Lightheaded, and I’m still hoping for a comeback by The Sound Providers… And to end this selection with a shameless plug: I’m extremely stoked for the upcoming (collaborative) projects by The Find and our new printed magazines in 2013. Follow us to stay in the loop about that.

Just an ordinary guy always on the hunt for extraordinary music. Not just as the founder of The Find Magazine & Rucksack Records, but also as a freelance music journalist (bylines at Tracklib, Bandcamp, Wax Poetics, DIG Mag, among others) and—above all—out of love for all kinds of good music.