Nada Surf - The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy fun. - Some Nights Cranberries - Roses Andrew Bird - Break it Yourself Killing Joke - MMXII Santigold - Master of My Make-Belief Beach House - Bloom Metric - Synthetica
For the most part though I was more a fan of random songs that came out throughout the year as opposed to albums. Otherwise...
Killer Mike- R.A.P. Music (Easily my favorite of the damn year) El-P- Cancer for Cure Guano Padano- 2 Aesop Rock- Skelethon Flying Lotus- Until the Quiet Comes The xx- Coexist St. Vincent & David Byrne- Love This Giant Big K.R.I.T.- Live from the Underground Kendrick Lamar- good kid, m.A.A.d city Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Haven't really been keeping up with music in the last half of the year and as such there's a lot albums that I still need to listen to, but these stand out from the ones I have heard:
Tragic Idol - Paradise Lost Weather Systems - Anathema Epicloud - Devin Townsend Project De Vermis Mysteriis - High On Fire Dead End Kings - Katatonia Driving Towards The Daylight - Joe Bonamassa Wrecking Ball - Bruce Springsteen Awoken Broken - Primal Rock Rebellion