Les meilleurs disques de 2012, le top de Slate.fr

Le prince Charles en visite au Canada, en mai 2012. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool.

Le prince Charles en visite au Canada, en mai 2012. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool.

Rock, pop, folk, électro, hip-hop... Les albums préférés de l'année de la rédaction de Slate & friends et les playlists de nos chroniqueurs. Avec, en bonus, une sélection de musique classique et jazz.

L'année 2012 n’aurait pas été un grand millésime pour les albums et aurait davantage brillé par la production de singles, à en croire certains amis et chroniqueurs de Slate qui ont refusé de jouer au jeu du top albums, proposant un top 100 singles à la place.

Mais comme les traditions, ça a parfois du bon, nous avons fait fi des grincheux et cédé au jeu des albums de l’année, puis rassemblé/mixé nos playlists pop, rock, hip-hop de l’année.

Notre sélection collective de 17 albums a été concoctée à partir des choix de chacun. Et pour vous prouver que la Cocoe et la Conare n’ont rien à voir là-dedans, les listes individuelles des membres de la rédaction, chroniqueurs et amis de Slate (Johan Hufnagel, Jean-Marie Pottier, François Pottier, Christophe Abric, Elise Costa, Ondine Benetier, Alexandre Hervaud, Anastasia Levy, Olivier Tesquet, Adrien Toffolet et Eric Vernay) sont disponibles ci-dessous. Ainsi que les sélections classique de Jean-Marc Proust, et de Fred Kaplan pour le jazz, forcément hors-concours.

PS: comme tout exercice de sélection, il fera des grincheux. Faites-nous part en commentaires ou indiquez-nous quels sont vos albums préférés sur notre page Facebook ou sur Twitter (#slateson) de vos propres coups de coeur.

La sélection albums 2012

Le top du top

1. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan [Domino Records]

2. Alt-J (∆) – An Awesome Wave [Infectious Records]

3. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp [Jagjaguwar]

Tame Impala – Lonerism [Modular]

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, M.A.A.D city [Aftermath/Interscope]

Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls [Rough Trade]

Breton – Other People's Problems [FatCat]

Ty Segall – Slaughterhouse / Twins / Hair (avec White Fence) [In The Red/Drag City]

9. Franck Ocean – channel ORANGE [Def Jam]

The Weeknd – Trilogy [XO&co]

Mac DeMarco – 2 [Captured Tracks]

Beak> – >> [Invada]

Grizzly Bear – Shields [Warp]

Peter Broderick – http://www.itstartshear.com [Bella Union]

Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It [Matador]

Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions [Top Dawg Entertainment]

Angel Olsen – Half Way Home [Bathetic]

Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II [In The Red]

Johan Hufnagel (Slate.fr)

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, M.A.A.D. city [Aftermath/Interscope]

Passion Pit – Gossamer [Columbia]

Jack White – Blunderbuss [Third Man/Columbia]

Grizzly Bear – Shields [Warp]

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan [Domino]

Beach House – Bloom [Bella Union]

Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It [Matador]

The Weeknd – Trilogy [XO&co]

Breton – Other People's Problems [FatCat]

Tame Impala – Lonerism [Modular]

Alt-J (∆) – An Awesome Wave [Infectious Music]

Bobby Womack The Bravest Man In The Universe [XL Recordings]

Jean-Marie Pottier (Slate.fr)

Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path [Captured Tracks]

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan [Domino]

Julia Holter – Ekstasis [Domino]

The Last Names – Wilderness [autoproduit]

Lost In The Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs [Anti-]

Wymond Miles – Under The Pale Moon [Sacred Bones]

Prince Rama – Top Ten Hits of the End of the World [Paw Tracks]

Tame Impala – Lonerism [Modular]

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp [Jagjaguwar]

Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard [Secret City]

Weird Dreams – Choreography [Tough Love]

Woods – Bend Beyond [Woodsist]

François Pottier (Slate.fr)

Angel Olsen – Half Way Home [Bathetic]

Dinosaur Jr – I Bet On Sky [Jagjaguwar]

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan [Domino]

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 [Epic]

Grizzly Bear – Shields [Warp]

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp [Jagjaguwar]

Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light [Domino]

Swans – The Seer [Young God]

Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II [In The Red]

Ty Segall – Slaughterhouse [In The Red]

Wadada Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers [Cuneiform]

The Walkmen – Heaven [Bella Union]

Christophe Abric (La Blogothèque/Slate.fr)

The Orwells – Remember When [Autumn Tone]

Tame Impala – Lonerism [Modular]

Angel Olsen – Half Way Home [Bathetic]

Matthew E. White – Big Inner [Hometapes/Spacebomb]

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp [Jagjaguwar]

Father John Misty – Fear Fun [Bella Union]

Perfume Genius – Put your back N 2 It [Matador]

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan [Domino]

Peter Broderick – http://www.itstartshear.com [Bella Union]

Alt-J – An Awesome Wave [Infectious Music]

Ty Segall – Twins [Drag City]

Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls [Rough Trade]

Elise Costa (Slate.fr, entre autres)

The White Buffalo - Once Upon a Time in the West [Unison Music]

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg [Mercury]

Candy Hearts - The Best Ways To Disappear [Bridge Nine Records]

Band Of Horses - Mirage Rock [Columbia]

Professor Elemental - The Indifference Engine [Tea Sea records]

Mumford & Sons - Babel [Island]

The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now [Dead Oceans]

Robert Pollard - Jack Sells the Cow [Fire Records]

Taylor Swift - RED [Mercury]

Bleeding Knees Club - Nothing To Do [Iamsound]

Ondine Benetier (Les Inrockuptibles/La Blogothèque)

Alt-J (∆) – An Awesome Wave [Infectious Music]

Breton – Other People’s Problems [FatCat]

Hot Chip – In Our Heads [Domino]

Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery  [XL]

Holy Other – Held [Tri Angle/La Baleine]

Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls [Rough Trade]

Peter Broderick – http://www.itstartshear.com [Bella Union]

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan [Domino]

Liars – WIXIW [Mute]

Lumerians – Transmissions From Telos: Vol. IV [Hands In The Dark/Permanent]

Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself [Bella Union]

Vessel – Order of Noise [Triangle]

Alexandre Hervaud (Slate.fr / Arte.tv / Les Inrocks)

Alt-J (∆) - An Awesome Wave [Infectious Music]
 
BRNS - Wounded [Louis Records]
 
Cody Chesnutt - Landing on a Hundred [Vibration Vineyard]
 
Concrete Knives - Be your own king [Cooperative Music]
 
Eugene McGuiness - The Invitation To The Voyage [Domino]
 
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan [Domino]
 
Lianne La Havas - Is your love big enough? [Wea]
 
Miike Snow - Happy to you [Republic]
 
Rubin Steiner - Discipline in Anarchy [Platinum]
 
Tristesse Contemporaine - Tristesse Contemporaine [Pschent]
 
The Vaccines - Come of age [Columbia]
 
Yeti Lane - The Echo Show [Sonic Cath]
 

Anastasia Lévy (Slate.fr/Arte Live Web)

Scott Walker – Bish Bosch [4AD]

Ty Segall & White Fence – Hair [Drag City]

The Memories – The Memories [Underwater Peoples]

King Dude – Burning Daylight [Dais Records]

Beak> – >> [Invada]

Can – The Lost Tapes [Spoon]

Christian Scott – Christian aTunde Adjuah [Concord Music]

Chilly Gonzalez – Solo Piano II [Gentle Threat]

Mac DeMarco – 2 [Captured Tracks]

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp [Jagjaguwar]

Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls [Rough Trade]

Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II [In The Red]

Olivier Tesquet (Télérama)

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city [Aftermath/Interscope]

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes [4AD]

Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions [Top Dawg Entertainment]

Death Grips – The Money Store [Epic]

Jason Lytle – Dept. of Disappearance [Anti-]

Ceremony – Zoo [Matador]

Yan Wagner – Forty Eight Hours [Pschent Music]

Chassol – X-Pianos [Tricatel]

Beak> – >> [Invada]

Judah Warsky – Painkillers & Alcohol [Pan European]

Cult of Youth – Love Will Prevail [Sacred Bone]

Chevalier Avant Garde – Heterotopias [Skrot Up]

Adrien Toffolet (Slate.fr/DumDum)

Twin Shadow – Confess [4AD]

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan [Domino]

The XX – Coexist [Young Turks/XL]

Mac DeMarco – 2 [Captured Tracks]

Breton – Other People's Problems [FatCat]

Melody's Echo Chamber – Melody's Echo Chamber [Domino]

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Aufheben ['a' Records]

Lescop – Lescop [Pop Noire]

Klub des Loosers – La Fin de l'espèce [Corso Fleuro]

Saez – Messina [16 Art/Wagram]

Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE [Def Jam]

Tame Impala – Lonerism [Modular]

Eric Vernay (Slate.fr/Fluctuat/Trois Couleurs/Première)

Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE [Def Jam]

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city [Aftermath/Interscope]

The Weeknd – Trilogy [XO&co]

Grimes – Visions [4AD]

Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream [RCA]

Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions [Top Dawg Entertainment]

SpaceGhostPurrp – Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp [4AD]

How To Dress Well – Total Loss [Domino]

Chromatics – Kill For Love [Italians Do It Better]

Killer Mike & El P – R.A.P. Music [Williams Street]

AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It EP [UIR]

Angel Haze – Reservation EP [True Panther/Noizy Cricket!!/Biz 3]

Jean-Marc Proust (Slate.fr/Opéra Magazine)

Claudio Monteverdi – Missa in illo tempore (Ensemble Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col) [Ricercar]

Claudio Monteverdi, Astor Piazzolla – Una Utopia argentina, La Capella mediterranea (Leonardo García Alarcón) [Ambronay/Harmonia Mundi]

Georg-Philipp Telemann Oeuvres pour clavier (Olivier Baumont, clavecins et clavicorde) [Loreley/Harmonia mundi]

Joseph Haydn – Symphonies n° 6, 7 et 8 (La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken) [Accent]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – La Finta Giardiniera (Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs, Sophie Karthäuser, Jeremy Ovenden, Alex Penda) [Harmonia Mundi]

Anton Bruckner – Symphonie n° 9 (Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle) [EMI]

Gustav Mahler – Symphonie n° 5 (Orchestre philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Yakov Kreizberg) [OPMC Classics]

Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta – Duo Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Shostakovich [Deutsche Grammophon]

Betsy Jolas – B for Betsy (Géraldine Dutroncy/piano et Laurent Camatte/alto) [Hortus]

Alexandre Tharaud (piano) & Madeleine Peyroux, Juliette, Natalie Dessay, Bénabar... – Le Boeuf sur le toit. Swinging Paris [Virgin Classics]

Joyce di Donato – Drama Queens [Virgin Classics]

Joseph Calleja – Be My love, A Tribute to Mario Lanza (récital) [Decca]

L’année 2012 a été très solide: pas d'incroyables nouveaux albums (je doute qu’aucun de ceux-ci n’intègrent le top 10 de la décennie, à l’heure du bilan, en 2019) mais tous ceux listés ci-dessous sont très bons.

Fred Kaplan (Slate.com)

Ravi Coltrane - Spirit Fiction [Blue Note]

Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando [ACT]

Fred Hersch Trio - Alive at the Vanguard [Palmetto].

Ted Nash - The Creep [Plastic Sax].

Chick Corea / Eddie Gomez / Paul Motian - Further Explorations [Concord].

Dave Douglas - Be Still [Greenleaf].

Frank Kimbrough Trio - Live at Kitano [Palmetto].

Ron Miles - Quiver [Enja].

Jenny Scheinman - Mischief & Mayhem [Jenny Scheinman].

John Abercrombie - Within a Song [ECM].

Meilleures rééditions

Charles Mingus, The Jazz Workshop Concerts, 1964-65 [Mosaic Records]

Thelonious Monk Quartet, The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection (Sony Legacy).

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Ella & Louis Again (Verve/Analogue Productions, 45rpm, 2LPs).

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