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FL Readers Poll 2012 revealed

Tame Impala ’s Lonerism has continued its domination of end-of-year lists, topping FL ’s inaugural Readers Poll for 2012.

For the first time ever, FL asked our readers to select their favourite albums of 2012 – and Lonerism won by a landslide, capturing 23.7 percent of the vote ahead of Jack White (12 percent), Mercury Prize winners Alt-J (9.6 percent) and Frank Ocean (8.7 percent).

In taking out top honours, Tame Impala have now done the double for 2012, topping both our Readers Poll and our critics’ list of the 50 best albums of 2012. Lonerism has also won this year’s J Award, and topped polls by NME and Filter magazines.

In addition to Tame Impala, 21 other records made both lists including the aforementioned trio of Alt-J, Jack White and Frank Ocean, as well as Japandroids, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Grizzly Bear, Cat Power and Django Django. However, despite placing within the top 10 of our critics’ best albums of the year, there was no room in the Readers Poll top 50 for Dirty Projectors, David Byrne & St Vincent, Father John Misty and The Dirty Three. Conversely, Deftones came in at #5 in our Readers Poll, despite failing to rate a mention in our critics’ list.

The US had the highest representation of artists on the list with 20, ahead of Australia (16), the UK (six), Canada (four) and Iceland (two). Meanwhile, 14 of the albums selected were debut releases (15 if you include Jack White’s first solo outing Blunderbuss).

Click the gallery below for the top 50 albums of the year as selected by, well, YOU.

FL Readers Poll 2012: The Results

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shazie

shazie said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Inb4 the "inb4 the 'why didn't x album get in' post" post.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Nah Blunderbuss got in most of you forum karnts will be happy

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 17th Dec, 2012

decent list but deftones in the top 5, you people are crazy!

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 17th Dec, 2012



FTFY

(ditto Meshuggah being anywhere near a "top" list)

shazie

shazie said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Still so surprised that The Maccabees Given To the Wild is nowhere to be seen on the official list or readers list.

Attach the stone of shame to all
http://pegasusnews.com/media/img/photos/2011/06/26/thumbs/118.jpg.728x520_q85.jpg

doubtfulsounds

doubtfulsounds said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Pretty solid and predictable top ten apart from Bloc Party and Deftones. I haven't seen them popping up on many other 'best of' lists. Grimes has a couple of good singles but a lot of filler as an album.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Still so surprised that The Maccabees Given To the Wild is nowhere to be seen on the official list or readers list.


You're not alone Shazie! it'd easily make my top 10.

mickrad

mickrad said on the 17th Dec, 2012

good list and some new gems that i'll have to discover...except for that bloody jack white? no.2? spew.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 17th Dec, 2012

My Head Is An Animal came out in 2011.

mickrad

mickrad said on the 17th Dec, 2012

however...there is a glaring omission. urthboy's smokey's haunt.
so, so good.

Snutty

Snutty said on the 17th Dec, 2012



come on, that's the only thing that saves it from being another hipstergasm shitfest like every other fucking top ten i've seen. it's a brilliant album and totally belongs there.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 17th Dec, 2012



I knew that but still voted for it. What are you going to do about it, punk?

grattan

grattan said on the 17th Dec, 2012



In Iceland sure. Released here in April 2012, it's an Australian list not an Icelandic one.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 17th Dec, 2012

I'm going to clear this up, because MAB pulled me up on it, and then I pulled LT3 up on it but then I looked a little further into it.

My Head is an Animal was released in 2011 in Iceland only, it's worldwide release was in 2012.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 17th Dec, 2012

So it didn't exist in Australia prior to this year, and there was no way of listening to it? Rightio.

It's a 2011 album, simple as that.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 17th Dec, 2012

I'd go by the original release date. The only reason I could accept it as a 2012 album is the fact that it has two extra songs and a different track order (and different cover art).

Still, saying it's a 2012 album is a bit like an American website saying Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is a 1981 album, even though it was first released in 1976.

But like I said, I still voted for it. I'm not that committed to my views.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Same shit happened with For Emma, Forever Ago. Released in 2007 and everyone was all BEST ALBUM OF 2008 BRO.

kaydee

kaydee said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Y No Boomgates Faster Louder Readers? :(

batdan

batdan said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Nice article. Great pie graphs.

http://curiouserandcuriouserdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/6.jpg

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Good to see the most neutral part of my Amity review was used. Ha ha ha!

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 17th Dec, 2012



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI3DlIrvoHg

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Oh, it's cool to like Family Guy again. Awesome.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 17th Dec, 2012

After seeing Ted, I figured Seth MacFarlane could do A LOT worse.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 17th Dec, 2012

The official cool position on Family Guy is "It's shit but Ted was surprisingly funny. Hey remember when South Park made fun of them lol"

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 17th Dec, 2012

Inb4 "SFK should have been higher!"

Wait, that's me!

SFK should have...dammit!

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 18th Dec, 2012

Still so surprised that The Maccabees Given To the Wild is nowhere to be seen on the official list or readers list.

Attach the stone of shame to all
http://pegasusnews.com/media/img/photos/2011/06/26/thumbs/118.jpg.728x520_q85.jpg

shazie, if you were a true Maccabees fan you would have made multiple fake accounts to vote for Given To The Wild.
Shame on you.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 18th Dec, 2012

no alt-j? you all suck -___-

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 18th Dec, 2012

moar like...

...


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-N8wQvLjAGGI/TcLT5GB2_-I/AAAAAAAAAH0/Qykt2g2peXw/s1600/NO_SIGNAL.JPG

truthlies

truthlies said on the 27th Dec, 2012

Tame impala do nothing new just check out MBV and JAMC but more boring and shit - overrated IMO. Dz death rays are a two man band total shit at splendour. Where was Gojira? Cheers on the Meshuggah and Deftones additions.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 27th Dec, 2012



Woah. Got any more jaw-dropping revelations for us there, dipshit?

larrybird

larrybird said on the 27th Dec, 2012

Dear Morning After Boy - Did you really need to add 'dipshit'. Your avatar says a lot about your attitude. You must have a very small penis.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 28th Dec, 2012


Feel free to report me...
I know you're a little upset still because nobody liked you the first time around but you should just quit embarrassing yourself. Unfortunately you are the only person here who would be dumb enough to be fooled by your craptastic sock. You are the lowest denominator on this forum and it probably goes a lot of the way to explaining why you ostracized yourself in the first place. if you had any dignity I would try and appeal to that but obviously you are a depressing simpleton losing at the internet, too dumb to move on. I hope you really don't have kids because they wouldn't amount to much under your influence.
In conclusion, and in summary, you are a shit person.

larrybird

larrybird said on the 28th Dec, 2012

What exactly is it that i've done that makes you think I'm this nos guy?

truthlies

truthlies said on the 28th Dec, 2012



No, that's all I have until the next list is released.