Our Favorite Albums of 2012

Never an easy task, but a handful of records seemed to stay in heavy rotation around the shop…  Here’s a quick recap – spotlighting  some of our favorite albums of 2012 at The Groove.  Which albums won you over this year??


Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky
Dr John – Locked Down
Tame Impala – Lonerism
DIIV – Oshin
Ty Segall & White Fence – Hair
Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
Quakers – Quakers
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber
Merchandise – Children Of Desire
Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory


Cat Power – Sun
Old Man Gloom – No
Mark Lanegan – Blues Funeral
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Isis – Temporal
First Aid Kit – Lion’s Roar
Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
Melvins Lite – Freak Puke
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw…
Soundgarden – King Animal


Menahan Street Band – The Crossing
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
Lee Fields – Faithful Man
Dr. John – Locked Down
Antibalas – Antibalas
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Moonrise Kingdom OST


Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
Goat – World Music
Grizzly Bear – Shields
The Sea and  Cake – Runner
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes