(2012 end-of-year lists) – ZEID HAMDAN

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.

Zeid Hamdan (musician, Zeid & The Wings)
https://soundcloud.com/zeidhamdan

– Mayer Hawthorne: A Strange Arrangement
– Die Antwoord: TEN$ION
– Rover: Self-titled
– El Rass & Munma: Kachf el Mahjoub (Unveiling The Hidden)
– Alpha Blondy: Jah Glory
– Various Artists: Beirut Hotel OST
– Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba: Segu Blue
– Sheikh Imam (various tracks)
– Oka W Ortega (various tracks)
– Zeid Hamdan: Roundtrip OST

(2012 end-of-year lists) – ALLAN CHAARAOUI

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.

Allan Chaaraoui (musician, Lazzy Lung)

1- Death From Above 1979: You’re A Woman I Am A Machine
2- Cloud Nothings
3- Tame Impala: Lonerism
4- Zeus
5- Grizzly Bear: Shields
6- Free The Robots
7- Japandroids: Celebration Rock
8- Radiohead: The King Of Limbs
9- French Kicks: Two Thousand
10- Reverie Sound Review: An Anniversary Away

(2012 end-of-year lists) – NADINE KHOURI

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.

Nadine Khouri (musician)
https://soundcloud.com/nadine-khouri

– Patrick Watson: Adventures In Your Own Backyard
– Jess Bryant: Silvern
– Chilly Gonzales: Solo Piano II
– Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains: E Volo Love
– J. Allen: Wonder City
– Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas
– Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
– David Byrne & St. Vincent: Love This Giant
– Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
– Giant Giant Sand: Tucson