Butler County Times Gazette
by Garon Cockrell
Garon's Top Ten Albums of 2012!
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Jan. 3, 2013 5:15 p.m.


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10.


-TIE-


Try as I might, I could not choose between these two albums.  They're both great, unique, and addicting albums.







Fun. - Some Nights






Delta Rae - Carry The Fire




9.





Passion Pit - Gossamer


So good.



8.





Taylor Swift - Red


Another great album from Taylor Swift, not quite as strong as Speak Now but still more wonderful music from her.



7.





Ellie Goulding - Halcyon


She went from someone I'd never heard of to taking over my ipod.



6.





Freelance Whales - Diluvia


SUCH a great album.  Do yourself a favor and get their stuff.  You'll love it.  And I apologize for calling them Freestyle Whales on the podcast.



5.





Jay Brannan - Rob Me Blind.


If he isn't one of the best singer/songwriters out there right now then I don't know what I am talking about.



4.






Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist


I bought this album to show support for a hip-hop artist brave enough to put out a song like Same Love and then come out and defend the teacher who was suspended for playing it in class.  I didn't expect to have one of the best albums of the year on my hands, and one of my favorite hip hop albums ever.



3.





Shiny Toy Guns - III


Another album that came out of nowhere.  A welcome return and a brilliant comeback release.



2.





Frank Ocean - Channel Orange


This guy is on pretty much every top ten list and deserves it.  This might be the most important hip/hop release in years not just from his personal life but because it's just that damn good.



1.




Flobots - The Circle in the Square


I've been listening to and talking about this album since it's release months ago.  The first time I heard it turned into fifth time I heard it because I could not turn it off.  Lyrically brilliant, musically stellar, important, entertaining, smart, unique.  Top of their game.  Do yourself a favor and buy this.



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