Time for the second part of our rundown of those albums making an early impression on the State team in 2012 and, as ever, it features music from across the stylistic board – including an appearance from one of the most talked about Irish acts of the past few years.
20. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
Guest heavy third album from the New York singer songwriter more than outweighs the sum of its parts.
19. Tindersticks – The Something Rain
“A melting pot of ordinary horrors and quiet desperation.” Review
18. Death Grips – The Money Store
“Any minute now, someone will assign Death Grips a new label that ends in ’core.” Review
17. The Cast Of Cheers – Family
“There’s something great to be said about every single track on this album.” Review
Read James Hendicott’s interview with The Cast Of Cheers here.
16. Actress – R.I.P.
Proof that ex-footballers can make music, run their own label and create dark, haunting albums.