Wild Mercury Sound

Wild Mercury Sound 2012: The Top 25

Wild Mercury Sound 2012: The Top 25
John Mulvey

The last 25, then. A few of you have asked for some help as to what these records sound like. I’ll try and put some links into these lists over the next few days, and also a blog of favourite track clips that might help a bit. See you what you think, anyhow…

Previously: 112-76

Previously: 75-51

Previously: 50-26

25 Bob Dylan – Tempest (Columbia)

24 The Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse (In The Red)

23 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – The Magic Door (Silver Arrow)

22 Damon Albarn – Dr Dee (Parlophone)

21 Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp – Early Astral (Blackest Rainbow)

20 Arbouretum - Covered In Leaves (CDR)

19 The Cairo Gang – The Corner Man (Empty Cellar)

18 Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas (Columbia)

17 Dr John – Locked Down (Nonesuch)

16 Spacin’ - Deep Thuds (Richie/Testoster Tunes)

15 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (Def Jam)

14 Brian Eno – Lux (Warp)

13 Ty Segall – Twins (Drag City)

12 Grizzly Bear – Shields (Warp)

11 Howlin Rain – The Russian Wilds (Agitated)

10 Allah-Las - Allah-Las (Innovative Leisure)

9 Jessica Pratt – Jessica Pratt (Birth)

8 Duane Pitre – Feel Free (Important)

7 Sun Kil Moon – Among The Leaves (Caldo Verde)

6 Ty Segall & White Fence – Hair (Drag City)

5 Jack White – Blunderbuss (XL)

4 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (Reprise)

3 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Big Moon Ritual (Silver Arrow)

2 Julia Holter – Ekstasis (RVNG INTL)

1 Six Organs Of Admittance – Ascent (Drag City)

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