(2012 end-of-year lists) – ZIAD MOUKARZEL

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.

Ziad Moukarzel (musician, Mocques)

– Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes [Warp]
– Captain Murphy: Duality [Self-released]
– El Rass & Munma: Kachf el Mahjoub (Unveiling The Hidden) [Ruptured]
– Jimmy Edgar: Majenta [Hotflush]
– Godspeed You! Black Emperor: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! [Constellation]
– Grimes: Visions [4AD / Arbutus]
– Various Artists: Enduser Shares Needles With The Teknoist [Ad Noiseam]
– El-P: Cancer For Cure [Fat Possum]
– Die Antwoord: TEN$ION [Zef Recordings]
– Lone: Galaxy Garden [R&S Records]

Runners-up:

TNGHT, Baauer, The Outside Agency, Kids These Days, Death Grips, Gaslamp Killer, Tame Impala, Four Tet, Tasjiil Moujahed, Major Lazer…

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