The 20 best albums of 2012

By Nick Bollinger, Jim Pinckney In Music

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6th December, 2012
ALL HELL, Daughn Gibson (White Denim). Possessing a deep baritone in the Lee Hazlewood mode and a gift for storytelling, Gibson was signed to Sub Pop on the strength of this enchanting debut. Using just a microphone, a sampler and a crate of dusty country and gospel records, he gnaws on the bones of the Grand Ole Opry and creates his own sub-genre in the process. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, Human Teenager (Spectrum Spools). Unfairly lumped in with the lazy excretions of fops-du-jour like Ariel Pink, the distressed pop and synthesised haze of this Brooklyn duo is much ...

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