The Top 10 Albums Of 2012, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

Mike Greenblatt

1. Bruce Springsteen/Wrecking Ball/Columbia

2. Leonard Cohen/Old Ideas/Columbia

3. Galactic/Carnivale Electricos/Anti-

4. Antibalas/Antibalas/Daptone

5. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy/Rattle Them Bones/Savoy Jazz

6. Shannon Whitworth and Barrett Smith/Bring It On Home/Independent

7. Loudon Wainwright III/Older Than My Old Man Now/2nd Story Sound

8. Donald Fagen/Sunken Condos/Reprise

9. Various Artists/Meet Me At Mardi Gras/Rounder

10. Gary Clark, Jr./Blak And Blu/Warner

Honorable mention: Waylon Jennings (Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings), Willie Nelson (Heroes), Bobby Womack (The Bravest Man In The Universe), Bettye LaVette (Thankful N’ Thoughtful), Crosby Stills & Nash (CSN 2012), Return To Forever (The Mothership Returns), Chick Corea and Gary Burton (Hot House) and Grace Potter And The Nocturnals (for finally revitalizing my passion for new rock ‘n’ roll bands).


JJ Koczan

1. Colour Haze/She Said/Elektrohasch

2. Om/Advaitic Songs/Drag City

3. Neurosis/Honor Found In Decay/Neurot

4. Greenleaf/Nest Of Vipers/Small Stone

5. Saint Vitus/Lillie: F-65/Season Of Mist

6. High On Fire/De Vermis Mysteriis/E1

7. Ancestors/In Dreams And Time/Tee Pee

8. Graveyard/Lights Out/Nuclear Blast

9. Lord Fowl/Moon Queen/Small Stone

10. Orange Goblin/A Eulogy For The Damned/Candlelight


Tim Louie

1. Kill Devil Hill/Kill Devil Hill/Steamhammer/SPV

2. Down/Down IV Part I – The Purple EP/Down

3. Soundgarden/King Animal/Universal Republic

4. Slash/Apocalyptic Love/Dik Hayd International

5. Van Halen/A Different Kind Of Truth/Interscope

6. Hellyeah/Band Of Brothers/Eleven Seven

7. Tremonti/All I Was/Fret12

8. Adrenaline Mob/Omerta/Elm City Music

9. Trixter/New Audio Machine/Frontiers

10. KISS/Monster/Universal


Andrew Magnotta

1. Meshuggah/Koloss/Nuclear Blast

2. Thank You Scientist/Maps Of Non-Existent Places/Independent

3. Flying Colors/Flying Colors/Mascot Label Group

4. Maybe Bomb/Dotted Lines And Whispers/Independent

5. Devin Townsend/Epicloud/Inside Out

6. Gojira/L’Enfant Sauvage/Roadrunner

7. Neurosis/Honor Found In Decay/Neurot

8. Call Me No One/Last Parade/7 Brothers

9. A Life Once Lost/Ecstatic Trance/Season Of Mist

10. Baroness/Yellow & Green/Relapse


Hal Selzer

1. Corey Glover/The Pledge/PledgeMusic

2. Jack Blades/Rock N’ Roll Ride/Frontiers

3. Candlebox/Love Stories & Other Musings/AudioNest

4. Bowling For Soup/Bowling For Soup Presents One Big Happy/Que-So/Brando

5. Blues Traveler/Suzie Cracks The Whip/429

6. The Fixx/Beautiful Friction/Kirtland

7. Lita Ford/Living Like A Runaway/SPV

8. Pat Guadagno/New Jersey Material/Campbell Music

9. Social Hero/The Famous/Machine Dream

10. Zac Brown Band/Uncaged/Southern Ground Atlantic


Roz Smith

1. The Megas/History Repeating: Blue/Dr. Light

2. Arrows In Her/Leaving/Glass Nail

3. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra/Theatre Is Evil/8 Ft.

4. The Everymen/New Jersey Hardcore/Killing Horse

5. The Protomen/The Protomen Present: A Night Of Queen/Sound Machine

6. Mumford & Sons/Babel/Glassnote

7. Title Fight/Floral Green/Side One Dummy

8. Regents/Antietam After Party/Lovitt

9. The Gaslight Anthem/Handwritten/Mercury

10. The Last Bison/Inheritance EP/Republic


Dani Tauber

1. The Disconnects and Crazy & The Brains/On The Other Side/Baldy Longhair

2. Hunx And His Punx/Hairdresser Blues/Hardly Art

3. Modern Baseball/Sports/Lame-O

4. The Guru/Go Easy/Seagreen

5. The Cranberries/Roses/Downtown

6. Now, Now/Threads/Trans

7. Jack White/Blunderbuss/Columbia

8. Rebecca Nell/After The Storm/Independent

9. Garbage/Not Your Kind Of People/Stunvolume

10. The Hives/Lex Hives/Disque Hives