Craig Finn's top 10 albums of 2012

"These albums rocked."
"These albums rocked."
Photo by Erik Hess

Making lists of things is important. Lists are great for grocery shopping, keeping track of irresistable kisses if you're Daryl Hall, remembering things you're supposed "To Do," and the corralling of the finest albums of a musical year. The Hold Steady's Craig Finn knows this, and has added an extra caveat in creating a top 10 for 2012. 

"A lot of my friends made really great records this year," he told Brooklyn Vegan. "To keep myself sane, I've created a list of my top ten records by people I don't know personally. Compiled quickly, probably with some ommisions."

Finn was just in town for a couple of shows with his band and a surprise Replacements tribute, and his tastes overlap heavily with acts that have played here recently (or will soon).

See Also: 
Craig Finn performs "Skyway" at Replacements tribute [VIDEO]

Craig Finn's Top 10 Albums of 2012: (in no particular order)

Father John Misty - Fear Fun
See Also: Father John Misty at Fine Line, 10/31/12

DIIV - Oshin

Bill Fay - Life Is People

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
See Also: Japandroids at 7th Street Entry, 7/03/12

El P - Cancer 4 Cure
See Also: El-P and Killer Mike at Fine Line, 7/5/12

 Bob Dylan - Tempest
See Also: Bob Dylan at Xcel Energy Center, 11/7/12

Rodriguez - Searching for Sugarman Soundtrack
See Also: Rodriguez: "They made love to my music, but they also made war to my music"

Lower Dens - Nootropics

Tame Impala - Lonerism

The Weeknd - Trilogy
See Also: The Weeknd at First Avenue, 6/17/12

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