Holy motors! 2012. Quite a mixed bag this year. One of the most mentioned bands was named after a keyboard shortcut used on Apple to insert the Greek letter Delta (Alt-J). And the probably most eccentric album was made by, well, a seventy year old! (Scott Walker).  A sincere thank you to all contributors. 

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ROB BENDERS rob benders
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – The Jazz Age
Patti Smith – Banga
Brian Eno – Lux
A Place To Bury Strangers – Worship
Man From The South – Koblenz
Dexys – One Day I’m Going To Soar
Pil – This Is Pil
Lee Ranaldo – Between The Times And The Tides

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ERIK VAN DEN BERG  oor
1. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
2. Grizzly Bear – Shields
3. Moss – Ornaments
4. The Vaccines – Come Of Age
5. Swans – The Seer
6. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
7. Holy Other – Held
8. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
9. The Horse Company – Calypso
10. Graham Coxon – A+E

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KEES VAN DE BERG nieuwe nor
1 The Walkmen – Heaven
2 Sukilove – Drunkaleidoscoop
3 Jason Lytle – Dept. Of Disappearence
4 Tomàn – Postrock Hits Vol. 2
5 Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
6 Ken Stringfellow – Danzig in the Moonlight
7 Oberhofer – Time Capsules II
8 Tiny Ruins – Some Were Meant For Sea
9 Adrian Crowley – I See Three Birds Flying
10 Divv – Oshin

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DANNIJ BOL parkstad limburg theaters
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Balthazar – Rats
Dr. John – Locked Down
Blaudzun – Heavy Flowers
Anne Soldaat – Anne Soldaat
Phantom Limb – The Pines
Chromatics – Kill for love
Zita Swoon Group – Wait for me
Gonjasufi – Mu.zz.le

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ANN BOUWMA
1. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
2. Calexico – Algiers
3. dEUS – Following Sea
4. Liz Green – O, Devotion!
5. Ensemble du Verre – The Contemporary Cowboy
6. Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
7. Adrian Crowley – I See Three Birds Flying
8. Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs
9. Moon Duo – Circles
10. Mugstar – Axis

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A.H.J. DAUTZENBERG ahj dautzenberg
Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay
Amenra – Mass V
Dexys – One Day I’m Going To Soar
Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
Napalm Death – Utilitarian
Phobia – Remnants Of Filth
Swans – The Seer
Van Morrison – Born To Sing: No Plan B
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
Nihill – Verdonkeremaan

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MAURICE DIELEMANS kindamuzik
1 Barna Howard – Barna Howard
2 Bowerbirds – The Clearing
3 Daughn Gibson – All Hell
4 Angel Olsen – Halfway Home
5 Low Roar – Low Roar
6 Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes
7 Jessica Pratt – Jessica Pratt
8 Sun Kil Moon – Among The Leaves
9 Sean Rowe – The Salesman And The Shark
10 Neil Halstead – Palindrome Hunches

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JOHN DORAN the quietus
1 Carter Tutti Void – Transverse
2 Swans – The Seer
3 X-TG – Desertshore/The Final Report
4 Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas
5 Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
6 VCMG – SSSS
7 Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Cherry Thing
8 Dragged Into Sunlight – Widowmaker
9 The Congos, Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras – Icon Give Thank
10 Eccentronic Research Council – 1612 Underture

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BART EBISCH bart ebisch
1 The Maldives – Muscle For The Wing
2 Chris Knight – Little Victories
3 Allah-Las – Allah-Las
4 Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
5 The Shins – Port Of Morrow
6 The Dirty Guv’nahs – Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies
7 Bill Fay – Life Is People
8 Howler – America Give It Up
9 Kevin Montgomery – Some Comfort
10 Alabama Shakes – Boys And Girls

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GAVIN FRIDAY gavin friday
Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
Beach House – Bloom
X-TG – Desertshore/The Final Report
Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
Bob Dylan – Tempest
The Chromatics – Kill for Love
Azealia Banks – 1991 EP
Swans – The Seer
Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
The xx – Coexist

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HENK GENDERS gong-records
1 Sons Of Noel & Adrian – Knots
2 Nurse With Wound & Graham Bowers – Rupture
3 Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
4 X-TG – Desertshore/The Final Report
5 Leila – U & I
6 Swans – The Seer
7 Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
8 John Cale – Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood
9 Om – Advaitik Songs
10 Oneida – A List Of The Burning Mountains

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TITIA HAHNE titia hahne
1 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
2 Disappears – Pre Language
3 Trust – TRST
4 Grizzly Bear – Shields
5 Wild Nothing – Nocturne
6 The Soft Moon – Zeros
7 Beach House – Bloom
8 Breton – Other People’s Problems
9 Chromatics – Kill For Love
10 Karin Park – Highwire Poetry

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DÉSIRÉE HANSSEN burning world records
1 Rush – Clockwork Angels
2 Conan – Monnos
3 Om – Advaitic Songs
4 High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis
5 Wino & Conny Ochs – Heavy Kingdom
6 Sabbath Assembly – Ye Are Gods
7 Black Magician – Nature Is The Devil’s Church
8 Mos Generator – Nomads
9 Kadavar – Kadavar
10 Undersmile – Narwhal

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SIMONE VAN HUGTEN zwartgoud
1 Grimes – Visions
2 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
3 Tame Impala – Lonerism
4 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
5 Jack White – Blunderbuss
6 Django Django – Django Django
7 The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
8 The Cribs – In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull
9 Balthazar – Rats
10 Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg

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LEONOR AMELIE JONKER
1 Public Image Ltd – This Is PiL
2 Polar Twins – Wee Small Hours At Swansneck
3 Wooden Constructions – People Now People
4 Minny Pops – Standstill To Motion: Live At The Melkweg, 19-03-1981
5 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
6 Hugh Cornwell – Totem & Taboo
7 Die Antwoord – Tension
8 Violence Conjugale – Violence Conjugale
9 The Stranglers – Giants
10 Attila the Stockbroker’s Barnstormer – Bankers & Looters

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RENÉ VAN KAAM platenblad
1 Knock Knock – We Will Raise Your Child
2 Gretchen Peters – Hello Cruel World
3 The See See – Fountayne Mountain
4 Julia Holter – Ekstasis
5 Allah-Las – Allah-Las
6 Angus Stone – Broken Brights
7 Simon Joyner – Ghosts
8 Sophie Hunger – The Danger Of Light
9 The xx – Coexist
10 Outer Minds – Outer Minds

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ROGER KENGEN hszuyd
1 Om – Advaitic Songs
2 The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know
3 Golden Void – Golden Void
4 Xiu Xiu – Always
5 Liars – WIXIW
6 Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing
7 Motorpsycho and Ståle Storløkken – The Death Defying Unicorn
8 Sigur Rós – Valtari
9 Grizzly Bear – Shields
10 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

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MIKE KRAMER h-ear experimental audio reseach
1 OM – Advaitic Songs
2 Brian Eno – Lux
3 Seamus Cater & Viljam Nybacka – The Anecdotes
4 Clark – Iradelphic
5 Squarepusher – Ufabulum
6 A Sun Amissa – Desparate In Her Heavy Sleep
7 Eric Chenaux – Guitar & Voice
8 Af Ursin – Trois Mémoires Discrètes
9 Simon Scott – Below Sealevel
10 Gastón Arévalo – Classical Landscapes

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JB MEIJERS jb meijers
Animal Collective – Centipide Hz
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Deerhoof – Breakup Song
Ken Stringfellow – Danzig In The Moonlight
Sebatian Tellier – Politics
Jack White – Blunderbuss
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti – Mature Themes
Giant Giant Sand – Tuscon
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid Maad City

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JAN VAN MONTFORT musicmachine 
1 Dead Can Dance – Anastasis
2 Off! – Off!
3 Jack White – Blunderbuss
4 White Hills – Frying On This Rock
5 Vibravoid – Gravity Zero
6 Ufomammut – Oro Opus Primum
7 Vespero – SubKraut U-Boats Wilkommen Hier
8 Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
9 Goat – World Music
10 Carlton Melton – Photos Of Photos

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TIM PENNINGS charles ronson
Pond – Beard, Wives, Denim
Django Django – Django Django
Lee Fields – Faithful Man
Bed Rugs – 8th Cloud
Orange Goblin – A Eulogy For The Damned
White Rabbits – Milk Famous
Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
Lee Ranaldo – Between The Times And The Tides
Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
Aaron Freeman – Marvelous Clouds

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LUC PETERS
1 The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet
2 Swans – The Seer
3 Anywhere – Anywhere
4 Rangda – Formerly Extinct
5 Why? – Mumps etc.
6 Le Butcherettes – Sin Sin Sin
7 Shabazz Palace – Black Up
8 Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
9 Kramer – The Brill Building
10 Six Organs of Admittance – Ascent

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THEO PLOEG theo ploeg
1  Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
2  Burial – Kindred
3 Die Heiterkeit – Herz Aus Gold
4 Shed – The Killer
5 Juju & Jordash – Techno Primitivism
6 Space Siren – Mr Wagner, Please Give Us A Call
7 JK Flesh – Posthuman
8 Mohn – Mohn
9 The Sugarettes – Destroyers Of Worlds
10 Roel Funcken – Mercury Retrograde


HARRY PRENGER
1 Giant Giant Sand – Tuscson
2 Lana del Rey – Born To Die
3 Lou Doillon – Places
4 Liars – WIXIW
5 Kreng – Works For Abbatoir Fermé 2007-2011
6 Af Ursin – Trois Mémoires Discrètes
7 Dr John – Locked Down
8 Raime – Quarter Turns Over A Living Line
9 Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs
10 Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral

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NILS ROMPEN zwartgoud
1 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
2 Maccabees – Given To The Wild
3 Django Django – Django Django
4 Mumford and Sons – Babel
5 Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
6 Balthazar – Rats
7 Jack White – Blunderbuss
8 Madness – Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da
9 Muse – The 2nd Law
10 Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

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BOB RUSCHE concertzender x-rated
1 Mohn – Mohn
2 Astrowind – Kaidanovsky
3 JK Flesh – Posthuman
4 Carter Tutti Void – Transverse
5 Outer Space – Akashic Record
6 Philipp Münch – Mondo Obscura
7 Demdike Stare – Elemental
8 Loscil – Sketches From New Brighton
9 Loops Of Your Heart – And Never Ending Nights
10 2Kilos & More – Kurz Vor5

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SEVDALIZA sevdaliza
1 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
2 Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid M.a.a.d. City
3 Drake – Take Care
4 Kanye West – Good Music
5 Jessie Ware – Devotion
6 Xxyyxx – xxyyxx
7 Galimatias – Luna Soul EP
8 Lunice & Hudson Mohawke – TNGHT
9 The Weeknd – Wicked Games
10 The xx – Coexist

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THESSY SEGERsounds venlo
1 Dr. John – Locked Down
2 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti – Mature Themes
3 Bathazar – Rats
4 Goat – World Music
5 Moon Duo – Circles
6 Jackamo Brown – Oh No, The Drift Of The World
7 Gunn-Truscinski Duo – Ocean Parkway
8 Dan Deacon – America
9 Tame Impala – Lonerism
10 Sharon van Etten – Tramp

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MARCO SMEETS head music
1 Graham Coxon – A+E
2 Crippled Black Phoenix – No Sadness Or Farewell
3 Om – Advaitic Songs
4 Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour
5 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
6 Zeus – Busting Visions
7 Metz – Metz
8 Ian Skelly – Cut From A Star
9 Toy – Toy
10 The D.O.T. – And That

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CINDY STERN
1 Bérangère Maximin – No One Is An Island
2 Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
3 Gudrun Gut – Wildlife
4 Carter Tutti Void – Transverse
5 Julia Kent & Barbara De Dominicis – Parallel 41
6 Swans – The Seer
7 Julia Holter – Ekstasis
8 Laurel Halo – Quarantine
9 Terre Thaemlitz – Soulnessless
10 Can – The Lost Tapes

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SWIE TIO lowlands lustforlifemagazine
1 Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
2 White Rabbits – Milk Famous
3 School Of Seven Bells – Ghostory
4 Scuba – Personality
5 Bertrand Burgalat – Toutes Directions
6 Soulsavers – The Light The Dead See
7 DeeExpus – King Of Number 33
8 Lou Doillon – Places
9 Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
10 The Black Seeds – Dust And Dirt

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HENK VAESSEN
1 X-TG – Desertshore/The Final Report
2 Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
3 Tindersticks – The Something Rain
4 Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
5 Godspeed! You Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
6 Swans – The Seer
7 Giant Giant Sand – Tuscon
8 Gert Vlok Nel – Onherroepelijk
9 Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses – Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses
10 Krzysztof Penderecki / Jonny Greenwood ‎– Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima / Popcorn Superhet Receiver / Polymorphia / 48 Responses To Polymorphia

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IVO VICTORIA ivo victoria
DIIV – Oshin
Daughter – The Wild Youth ep
Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
The Bony King Of Nowhere – The Bony King Of Nowhere
Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough
The Vaccines – Come Of Age
The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
Chromatics – Kill For Love

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RINO VINCKEN musicmachine
1 The People’s Temple – More For The Masses
2 Zeus – Bursting Visions
3 Om – Advaitic Songs
4 The Night Birds – Fresh Kills Vol. 1
5 DeWolff – IV
6 Holograms – Holograms
7 Beak – >>
8 Adrian Younge – Something About April
9 Lee Ranaldo – Between The Times And The Tides
10 Camera – Radiate