(2012 end-of-year lists) – MICHAEL THIEKE

I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Michael Thieke (musician, The International Nothing / The Magic I.D.)

1- Seamus Cater/Vlijam Nybacka: The Anecdotes
2- Rashid al-Qundarji: The Falsetto Of Baghdad
3- Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II
4- The Original Sound Of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro As Told By The Phonograph 1948-79
5- Streifenjunko: Sval Torv
6- Trapist: The Golden Years
7- El Infierno Musical (Christof Kurzmann, Ken Vandermark, Eva Reiter, Clayton Thomas & Martin Brandlmayr): Self-titled
8- Swans: The Seer
9- Skip James: The Complete Early Recordings Of Skip James (1931)
10- Charles Mingus: Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus

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