News — December 19th, 2012

Boompa Records: Best Of 2012

It’s that time again to reflect on our year-end music favourites. Here are the Boompa team’s top albums, songs, and concerts of 2012.

Stay tuned for 2012 bests from some of our artists next week.

Meanwhile, visit our Rdio to stream each of these “Best ofs” as personal playlists.

 

ALBUMS:

channel ORANGE: Frank Ocean
Barchords: Bahamas
There’s No Leaving Now: Tallest Man on Earth
Confess: Twin Shadow
In Our Heads: Hot Chip

SONGS:
“De Ciel” – Humans
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“oOoO” – Oberhofer
“Lost in the Light” – Bahamas
“Pillars and Pyre (Andy Dixon Remix)” – Christopher Smith

BEST SHOW:
Dirty Projectors @ Art Museum – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik

 

 

Note from Lindsay: My top 5 was based simply on the albums I listened to most often, and from start to finish (i.e. if I made it past track 5, that’s an album win!)

ALBUMS:
channel ORANGE: Frank Ocean
Barchords: Bahamas
Hello Hum: Wintersleep
Confess: Twin Shadow
Faithful Man: Lee Fields & The Expressions

SONGS:
“Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean
“Lost in the Light” – Bahamas
“Still Hangin On” – Lee Fields & the Expression
“212” – Azealia Banks ft Lazy Jay
“Golden Light” – Twin Shadow

** Lindsay vetoed best show after weeks of thought — wasn’t wowed by anything live this year.

 

 

ALBUMS:
Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Barchords: Bahamas
Traps: Humans
A Thing Called Divine Fits: Divine Fits
S/T: Gardens & Villa

SONGS:
“Shivers” – Divine Fits
“California Sunrise” – Dirty Gold
“Backseat Freestyle” – Kendrick Lamar
“Smalltalk” – Ultraista
“Bounce” – Basstronaut

BEST SHOW:
Bon Iver @ Deer Lake Park, May 2012

 

 

ALBUMS:
King Animal: Soundgarden
Solstis: León Larregui
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Earning Keep: Christopher Smith
11/11/11 Live at Cafe Montmartre: LIO

SONGS:
“Calle 13″ – Latinoamérica
“Non-State Actor” – Soundgarden
“Gaucho” – Dave Matthews Band
“Taxicab Pretty” – Sunny Pompeii
“If Anything” – No Sinner

BEST SHOW:
Paul McCartney @ BC Place

 

 

ALBUMS:
Lonerism: Tame Impala
There’s No Leaving Now: Tallest Man on Earth
Rock and Roll Night Club EP: Mac DeMarco
S/T: Hyperlinx
1991 EP: Azealia Banks

SONGS:
“Super Rich Kids” – Frank Ocean
“Genesis” – Grimes
“(Drunn)” – Diiv
“Myth” – Beach House
“1991” – Azealia Banks

BEST SHOW:
Metronomy @ Metropolis, Montreal QC.

 

 

ALBUMS:
The Queen of Vancouver Island: Carolyn Mark
Dirty Radio: Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
The Lion’s Roar: First Aid Kit
Break It Yourself: Andrew Bird
Boys & Girls: Alabama Shakes

SONGS:
“Not Like The Movies” – Carolyn Mark
“Danger” – Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
“Light Years” – Luna Tart
“Cold Moon” – The Zolas
“King Of The World” – First Aid Kit

BEST SHOW:
Jack White at The QE, Vancouver B.C.

 

 

ALBUMS:
Loveblood: King Charles
Blunderbuss: Jack White
S/T: Reptile Youth

SONGS:
“Bam Bam” – King Charles
“Love Interruption” – Jack White
“Methods” – Astro
“Let Me Ruin Your Life” – Sophia Danai

Don is still deciding — check back soon for his best ofs.

Boompa Honourable Mentions

Great albums that didn’t quite make the top cut.

LINDSAY:
Bear Mountain – XO
Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
Beach House – Bloom
Dum Dum Girls – End of Daze EP
Humans – Traps EP
Purity Ring – Shrines

CHAR:
Oshin: Diiv
Nocturne: Wild Nothing
Falling: Seapony
“Special Herbs and Slices” – Young Braised