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Top 20 of 2012

Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?

1. Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now?
2. Japandroids – Celebration Rock 
3. Tropical Punk – Ends of the World 
4. John K. Samson – Provincial 
5. Flume – Flume
6. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE 
7. Tame Impala – Lonerism 
8. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
9. Balmorhea – Stranger
10. The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
11. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
12. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
13. The Men – Open Your Heart
14. The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
15. Bob Dylan – Tempest
16. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
17. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
18. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
19. St. Lucia – St. Lucia EP
20. Yeasayer – Fragrant World

Honorable Mentions: People Get Ready, Grizzly Bear, Lucero, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Tallest Man on Earth

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Top 20 of 2012: 18. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes

18. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet ComesIt’s been a big year for Steven Ellison. In between sold-out shows and creating a mysterious rap persona named Captain Murphy, he found time to release the third Flying Lotus record.

Until the Quiet Comes features incredible beats, but focuses more on moods and atmospheres. While the beats are still essential to his music, the real feeling comes from FlyLo’s sweeping soundscapes.

Ellison’s combination of samples, beats and low, humming bass made Until the Quiet Comes nocturnal but not dark (except maybe Thom Yorke’s appearance on “Electric Candyman”). Niki Randa, Thundercat and Erykah Badu added AM jazz vocals that gave the album even more warmth.

Flying Lotus – “See Thru to U” (ft. Erykah Badu)

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet ComesFlying Lotus just released the first cut off his new album, Until the Quiet Comes. The new single, “See Thru to U,” features guest vocals from Erykah Badu.

Tornado basslines blow through the drums, bouncing between stereo channels, but FlyLo’s jazz is perfectly controlled. It’s reined in even further by Badu’s short, smooth lines.

The pairing is perfect, and Until the Quiet Comes promises much more, with guest appearances by Niki Randa, Laura Darlington, Thundercat and Thom Yorke. It comes out October 2 via Warp.