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2012 Top 100 LPs #32-29: Damon Albarn, of Montreal, Tindersticks, Cate Le Bon

Published on December 18th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams

Yes, it’s…Rocksucker’s Top 100 Albums of 2012!

Rocksucker listened to a lot of albums this year and conferred varying degrees of merit (in quail form) upon them based on our own spurious criteria…

…and now we bring you our favourite hundred of them, counted down in order arbitrarily/for fun. By dint of mathematics (specifically 4 x 25), top spot shall be revealed on Christmas day. Now, let’s get crackling, and then cracking…

32. Cate Le Bon – CYRK

Nocturnal, melodic odd-pop with heart and imagination in abundance, Le Bon might very well prove to be the female Gruff Rhys on this evidence. That may be a lazy comparison, but it sure is a lofty one.

Click here to read Rocksucker’s review of CYRK in full

31. of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks

A dense patchwork of ideas, colours and crazed ranting, Paralytic Stalks is nevertheless sufficiently laced with Kevin Barnes’s golden pop instincts to make for a fine addition to his enviable back catalogue.

Click here to read Rocksucker’s review of Paralytic Stalks in full

30. Damon Albarn – Dr Dee

Blur and Gorillaz front man soundtracks musical, turns in a song cycle of ornate and frequently beautiful prog-folk that works splendidly as a standalone album.

Click here to read Rocksucker’s review of Dr Dee in full

29. Tindersticks – The Something Rain

Gorgeous, haunting/haunted, deliciously textured and brimming with smoky late-night goodness, all topped off with Stuart Staples’s beguiling baritone and smart lyrics. This lot are still going very strong indeed.

Click here to read Rocksucker’s review of The Something Rain in full

Watch this space for a continuation of the countdown of Rocksucker’s Top 100 Albums of 2012! Bloody do it!

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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.

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