(2012 end-of-year lists) – JAD MROUE

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.

Jad Mroué (musician, Funny Death)

– Crystal Castles: (III)
– Tame Impala: Lonerism
– DIIV: Oshin
– Purity Ring: Shrines
– Grimes: Visions
– Beach House: Bloom
– Death Grips: The Money Store
– Lotus Plaza: Spooky Action At A Distance
– Passion Pit: Gossamer
– The XX: Coexist

Most listened to in 2012, regardless of date of release:

– Crystal Castles: Self-titled (2008)
– Crystal Castles: (II) (2010)
– The Chemical Brothers: Further (2010)
– Balam Acab: Wander/Wonder (2011)
– Tame Impala: Innerspeaker (2010)
– Selebrities: Delusions (2011)
– Housse De Racket: Alesia (2011)
– Dye: Taki 183 (2011)
– Passion Pit: Manners (2009)
– Toro Y Moi: Underneath The Pine (2011)

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