Well, the year's half over and I can feel the voracious music consumer + 'list nerd' parts of my personality coming to the fore. The following records have given me great pleasure so far in 2012, in no particular order...
Hot Chip - 'In Our Heads'
First Aid Kit - 'The Lion's Roar'
Dirty Three - 'Toward the Low Sun'
Chairlift - 'Something'
Sharon Van Etten - 'Tramp'
Bowerbirds - 'The Clearing'
Father John Misty - 'Fear Fun'
Gaz Coombes - 'Hear Come the Bombs'
James Thomson - 'James Thomson'
Jonathan Boulet - 'We Keep the Beat...'
The Tallest Man on Earth - 'There's No Leaving Now'
Dirty Projectors - 'Swing Lo Magellan'
Sigur Ros - 'Valtari'