by / July 10th, 2012 /

Top Story: State’s albums of 2012…so far: 20 – 16

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 EttenTramp

Guest heavy third album from the New York singer songwriter more than outweighs the sum of its parts.

19. TindersticksThe Something Rain

“A melting pot of ordinary horrors and quiet desperation.” Review

18. Death GripsThe Money Store

“Any minute now, someone will assign Death Grips a new label that ends in ’core.” Review

17. The Cast Of CheersFamily

“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. ActressR.I.P.

Proof that ex-footballers can make music, run their own label and create dark, haunting albums.