Thank you, 2012!

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Sadly, 2012 is soon is coming to an end but the year has been truly incredible for Planetary. The collage above represents only a small chunk of the amazing records we were apart of this year. Recap the year with us below as we go through top lists from Planetary staff, bands, and friends. Looking forward to another great year of music!

Sean Moran, Radio
Now, Now – Threads (Trans)
Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory (Carpark)
Title Fight – Floral Green (SideOneDummy)
Spook Houses – Trying (Evil Weevil)
Whirr – Pipe Dreams (Graveface / TeePee)
Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone (Innovative Leisure)
Murder By Death – Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (Bloodshot Records)
Santah – You’re Still A Lover (Self Released)
Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind (Epitaph)
The Orwells – Remember When (Autumn Tone)

Honorable Mentions: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, TS & The Past Haunts, Japandroids, Cadence Weapon, Kestrels

Tenni Gharakhanian, Radio
Allah-Las – Allah-Las (Innovative Leisure)
Cadence Weapon – Hope in Dirt City (Upper Class)
Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory (Carpark)
Grass Widow – Internal Logic (HLR)
METZ – METZ (Sub Pop)
Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone (Innovative Leisure)
Now, Now – Threads (Trans)
The Orwells – Remember When (Autumn Tone)
Ty Segall – Twins (Drag City)
Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse (In The Red)

Honorable Mentions: Audacity, The Babies, Beach House, Cold Specks, Ex-Cult, Grimes, The Intelligence, Kestrels, Mac DeMarco, Naomi Punk, Spook Houses, The Spyrals, Whirr

Oscar Zubia, Jr., Radio
Jessie Ware – Devotion (Universal Island / PMR)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes (4AD)
Grimes – Visions (4AD)
Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (Aftermath)
Frankie Rose – Interstellar (Slumberland)
Chairlift – Something (Columbia)
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (Def Jam)
School of Seven Bells – Ghostory (Vagrant)
Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (The Paradise Edition) (Interscope)

Kelly Fitzpatrick, Radio
Now, Now – Threads (Trans)
Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)
Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone (Innovative Leisure)
Chromatics – Kill For Love (Italian’s Do It Better)
Bahamas – Barchords (Brushfire)
Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)
METZ – METZ (Sub Pop)
Allah-Las – Allah-Las (Innovative Leisure)
Whirr – Pipe Dreams (Graveface / TeePee)
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls (ATO)

Honorable Mentions: Cloud Nothings, Porcelain Raft, Death Grips, Jessie Ware, The Orwells, Frankie Rose, Daughter

Jesse Wiza, Radio
Vacationer – Gone (Downtown)
Best Coast – The Only Place (Mexican Summer)
Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum)
Chiddy Bang – Breakfast (I.R.S. / Virgin)
Patrick Watson – Adventures in Your Own Backyard (Domino)
Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg (Mercury)
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter (Universal Republic)
Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
M. Ward – Wasteland Companion (Merge)
Said The Whale – Little Mountain (Hidden Pony)

Drew Fortune, Online Publicity
King Tuff – King Tuff (Sub Pop)
Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
A Place To Bury Strangers – Worship (Dead Oceans)
Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light (Fat Possum)
Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory (Carpark)
Dinosaur Jr – I Bet On Sky (Jagjaguwar)
Daphni – Jiaolong (Merge)
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Meat & Bone (Mom + Pop)
Royal Headache – Royal Headache (What’s Your Rupture?)
Bob Mould – Silver Age (Merge)

Heather Johnson, Online Publicity
Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE (Def Jam)
Best Coast – The Only Place (Mexican Summer)
Ellie Goulding – Halcyon (Polydor)
Ana Tijoux – La Bala (Nacional)
Grimes – Visions (4AD)
Ondatrópica – Ondatrópica (Soundway)
Punch Brothers – Ahoy [EP] (Nonesuch)Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough? – Warner Brothers
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Self-Released)
Solange – True (Terrible)

Marissa Vega, Online Publicity
Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes (Warp)
John Talabot – ƒin (Permanent Vacation)
Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio (Blue Note / EMI)
Jessie Ware – Devotion (PMR / Island)
DIIV – Oshin (Captured Tracks)
Death Grips – The Money Store (Epic)
BADBADNOTGOOD – BBNG2 (Self-Released)
Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE (Def Jam)
Solange – True (Terrible)
Grizzly Bear – Shields (Warp)

Greg Khaikin, Business Development
Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead (Hidden Pony)
ke$ha – Warrior – (Kemosabe / RCA)
Mumford and Sons – Babel (Glassnote)
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (Atlantic)
The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone)
Grimes – Visions (4AD)
The Jealous Sound – A Gentle Reminder (Subjective)
Cheap Girls – Giant Orange (Rise)
Gallows – Gallows (Bridge 9)

PLANETARY FRIENDS
Here are a few lists from some of our friends…

David, Mute Records
Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory (Carpark)
Mount Eerie – Clear Moon (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Pamyu Pamyu Revolution (Unborde)
Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
King Tuff – King Tuff (Sub Pop)
Liars – WIWIW (Mute)
Elite Gymnastics – RUIN 4 (Acéphale)
VCMG – Ssss (Mute)
Dan Deacon – America (Domino)

Madison, Goner Records
The Tronics – Love Backed By Force (reissue, What’s Your Rupture?)
Bitch Prefect – Big Time (Bedroom Suck)
The Barbaras – 2006-2008 (Goner)
The Men – Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)
UV Race – Racism (In The Red), Autonomy & Deliberation [Soundtrack] (Self-Released), 1st 7″ & Demos (Terminal Picnic), Split 7″ w/ Native Cats (Ride The Snake), Split LP w/ Eddy Current Suppression Ring (Almost Ready)
The Victims – Sleeping Dogs Lie (1977 Records)

Jess (of Now, Now)
Azure Ray – As Above So Below (Saddle Creek)
Hospitality – Hospitality (Merge)
Slingshot Dakota – Dark Hearts (Topshelf)
Gregory and the Hawk – Come, Now (Self-Released)
Joyce Manor – Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired (Asian Man)
The XX – Coexist (Young Turks)
Glocca Morra – Just Married (Kind of Like)
Everyone Asked About You – Let’s Be Enemies (25 Diamonds)
9. Hop Along – Get Disowned (Hop Along)
Motion City Soundtrack – Go (Epitaph)

Brad (of Now, Now)
Slingshot Dakota – Dark Hearts (Topshelf)
Metric – Synthetica (Mom + Pop)
Field Mouse – You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom 7″ (Small Plates)
Savoir Adore – Our Nature (Redeye)
Sky Ferreira – Ghost (Capitol)
Chairlift – Something (Columbia)
Miike Snow – Happy to You (Republic)
Atoms for Peace – Default (XL)
Daughter – The Wild Youth (Glassnote)
Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)

Derek (of Icky Blossoms)
Savages – “Husbands” (Pop Noire)
Goat – World Music (Stranded)
Black Bug – Black Bug (Hozac)
Liars – WIXIW (Mute)
Beak – >> (Self-Released)
Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)
Lindstrom – Smalhans (Feedelity/Smalltown Sound)
Azari & III – Azari & III (Dim Mak)
Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)
Mynabirds – Generals (Saddle Creek)
Capgun Coup – Contextual Doom (ADA)
Conduits – Conduits (Tough Love)

San Cisco
Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” (Modular)
Abbe May – “Karmageddon” (MGM)
The Preatures – “Take A Card” (Universal)
Friends – “Mind Control” (Fat Possum)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – “I Follow You” (Fat Possum)
Ball Park Music – “Surrender” (Self-Released)
The Bamboos & Tim Rogers – “I Got Burned” (Inertia)
Frank Ocean – “Lost” (Def Jam)
Best Coast – “The Only Place” (Mexican Summer)
Jack White – “Take Me With You When You Go” (Third Man)

Todd (of Lucero)
10 Must-Haves of 2012
North Face Base Camp Duffel
Ex-Officio Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs
Kershaw Onion Scallion Knife
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires (Live)
Rodney Crowell
Nude Beach – II (Fat Possum)
Air – Le voyage dans la lune (Asteralwerks)
Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls (ATO)

Skipping Girl Vinegar
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble (Motown / Universal)
Best Coast – The Only Place (Mexican Summer)
Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)
Grizzly Bear- Shields (Warp)
Radical Face – The Family Tree: The Roots (Bear Machine)

Sean D. Riley (WUNH)
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)
Ty Segall – Twins (Drag City)
Father John Misty – Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now (Dead Oceans)
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls (ATO)
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (Def Jam)
Kishi Bashi – 151a (Joyful Noise)
Hot Chip – In Our Heads (Domino)
Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse (In The Red)
Grizzly Bear – Shields (Warp)

Peter Raffel (WLFM)
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel… (Epic)
Ty Segall – Twins (Drag City)
Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II (In The Red)
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)
A.C. Newman – Shut Down The Streets (Matador)
M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion (Merge)
Animal Collective – Centipede Hz (Domino)
Grimes – Visions (4AD)
Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse (In The Red)
Porcelain Raft – Strange Weekend (Secretly Canadian)

Honorable Mentions: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala, Grizzly Bear, Ty Segall & White Fence, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Purity Ring, Twin Shadow, Vacationer, Big Boi