TOTAL ECLIPSE OF 2012: A YEAR-END CHART REVIEW

Hey folks, as we near the end of 2012 we here in the music department have compiled a big ol’ list of the top hundred albums played by our programmers over the past year. Check out all the details below, and have a great holiday season from everyone at CKUT. The department will be back in action for 2013 with lots of new ideas and projects, so keep yr ears to the ground (err… the dial?) for new forays into uncharted audio territory.
xoxo
CKUT Music Department, December 2012

1. yamantaka // sonic titan – yt //st – psychic handshake CC
2. grimes – visions – arbutus records CC
3. maica mia – sparcity blues – self-released CC
4. solar year – waverly – arbutus records CC
5. throbbing gristle – heathen earth: the live sound of throbbing gristle – industrial records
6. picastro + nadja – fool, redeemer – alien8 CC
7. the famines – the complete collected singles – mammoth cave recording co CC
8. elfin saddle – devastates – constellation CC
9. tim hecker – dropped pianos – kranky CC
10. sharon van etten – tramp – jagjaguwar
11. eric chenaux – guitar & voice – constellation records CC
12. aun – phantom ghosts – denovali records CC
13. aids wolf – ma vie banal avante garde – lovepump united CC
14. mozart’s sister – dear fear – self-released CC
15. nihilist spasm band – nothing is forever – wintage records and tapes CC
16. tindersticks – that something rain – constellation records
17. voivod – to the death 1984 – alternative tentacles CC
18. les momies de palerme – brulez le coeur – constellation CC
19. plants and animals – the end of that – secret city CC
20. parlovr – kook soul – dine alone CC
21. tasseomancy – ulalume – out of this spark CC
22. tops – tender opposites – arbutus records CC
23. godspeed you! black emporer – ‘allelujah! don’t bend! ascend! CC
24. sex church – somnambulist – instant pleasure/psychic handshake CC
25. daphne oram – the oram tapes volume one – young americans
26. the ketamines – spaced out – south paw CC
27. s + kk – glyphs of erebus sublime – io sound CC
28. amir elsaffar two rivers ens. – inana – pi recordings
29. freelove fenner – pineapple hair – fixture CC
30. grouper – aia – kranky
31. drainolith – fighting! – editions mego CC
32. hidden words – free thyself from the fetters of this world – self-released CC
33. un – begun – dub ditch picnic CC
34. isle of pine – farther away – self-released CC
35. cadence weapon – hope in dirt city – upper class CC
36. shearing pinx – storm majorities & magnetic tremors – dub ditch picnic CC
37. various artists – saigon rock and soul – sublime frequencies
38. sheer agony – sheer agony – fixture records CC
39. beaver sheppard – you can only control instincts when they come – ehse records CC
40. z’ev + chris watson – east african nocturne – atavistic
41. id m theft able – le sixieme doigt de dwane – mang CC
42. cousins – the palm at the end of the mind – saved by vinyl CC
43. purity ring – shrines – last gang records CC
44. radar eyes – radar eyes – hozac records
45. the thirteenth assembly – station direct – important
46. dva – pretty ugly – hyperdub
47. kathryn calder – bright and vivid – fu:m CC
48. caymans – spring demo – self-released CC
49. shalabi effect – feign to delight gaiety of gods – annihaya records CC
50. ondatropica – ondatropica – soundway
51. aiden baker – the spectrum of distraction – robotic empire CC
52. souljazz orchestra – solidarity – strut CC
53. bad vibrations – black train -brotherhood cassettes CC
54. puffy areolas – 1982: dishonorable discharge – hozac
55. psychic pollution – deconstructed architecture – eat glass CC
56. steve hauschildt – tragedy and geometry – kranky
57. six heads – cardboard oracle – wintage records and tapes CC
58. mirroring – foreign body – kranky
59. rayon beach – this looks serious – hozac records
60. jason urick – i love you – thrill jockey
61. rae spoon – i can’t keep all of our secrets – saved by radio CC
62. odd future – the of tape vol. 2 – of
63. cfcf – exercises – paperbag records CC
64. andy boay – evil masters – does are CC
65. ratchet orchestra – hemlock – drip audio CC
66. mary halvorson quintet – bending bridges – firehouse 12
67. kid koala – 12 bit blues – ninja tune CC
68. josephine foster – blood rushing – fire
69. psychic ills – hazed dreams – sacred bones
70. buildings & mountains – underwater (a&b) – bloodirt CC
71. annabelle chvostek ensemble – rise – borealis CC
72. slug guts – playin’ with the deadbeat – sacred bones
73. u.s. girls – gem – fatcat
74. the lijadu sisters – mother africa – knitting factory
75. king tuff – king tuff – sub pop
76. taylor ho bynum 6tet – apparent distance – firehouse 12
77. white hills – frying on this rock – thrill jockey
78. chris watson – el tren fantasma – touch
79. sick friend – the draft dodger – bird & flag CC
80. hildur gudnadottir – without sinking – touch
81. sarah jane scouten – magpie waltz CC
82. d-sisive – run with the creeps – urbnet records CC
84. beach house – bloom – sub pop
85. zaimph – imagine yourself here – yew
86. ry cooder – pull up some dust and sit down – nonesuch
87. gudrun gut – wildlife – monika enterprises
88. tuurd – i wish my wife was this dirty – carbon records
89. various artists – duets for abdelrazik – self-released CC
90. andrea-jane cornell/s – 1981/1999 – io: so und CC
91. various – rat king – killer haze CC
92. doldrums – she is the wave 7″ – arbutus CC
93. nu sensae – sundowning – suicide squeze CC
94. matthew shipp trio – elastic aspects – thirsty ear
95. dinosaur jr – i bet on sky – jagjaguwar
96. the cinematic orchestra – in motion #1 – ninja tune
97. dicks – these people – alternative tentacles
98. you’ll never get to heaven – you’ll never get to heaven – divorce CC
99. wadada leo smith – ten freedom summers – cuneiform
100. rivulets – we’re fucked – important