News — December 31st, 2012

The Belle Game: Best of 2012

Ever wonder what the bands on your top 2012 list are putting in their year-end lists? We asked Katrina, Adam and Robert of The Belle Game about their fave albums, songs and concerts from 2012.

ALBUMS:
Swing Lo Magellan: Dirty Projectors
Shields: Grizzly Bear
Lemniscate: Vinyl Williams
Lonerism: Tame Impala
S/T: Antibalas

SONGS:
“Conditioning” -Cadence Weapon
“Climax” -Usher
“Baby’s Wearing Blue Jeans” -Mac DeMarco
“Safety Stories” -Snowblink
“Thinkin’ Bout You” -Frank Ocean

BEST SHOW:
Dirty Projectors at Venue in Vancouver

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
“Five Seconds” -Twin Shadow
“Genesis” – Grimes

ALBUMS:
Shields (Warp): Grizzly Bear
Channel Orange (Def Jam): Frank Ocean
Heaven (Fat Possum): The Walkmen
Barchords (Universal): Bahamas
A Thing Called Divine Fits (Universal): Divine Fits

SONGS:
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven
“Run To Your Mama” – Goat
“Default” – Django Django
“Hold On” – Alabama Shakes

BEST SHOW:
Grizzly Bear (Commodore Ballroom)

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Kanye West: Clique featuring Big Sean and Jay-Z
Half Moon Run: Full Circle
Honourable Mentions: Cat Power: Sun (Matador)
Rodriguez: Searching For Sugarman

ALBUMS:
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
Grizzly Bear – Shields
Grimes – Visions
Tame Impala – Lonerism
William Basinski – Disintegration Loops (Reissue)

SONGS:
Mac Demarco – “Baby’s Wearing Blue Jeans”
Grimes – “Genesis”
Bahamas – “Never Again”
Grizzly Bear – “Sun in Your Eyes”
Usher – “Climax”