Best of lists are always quite the daunting task but as music lovers it’s one of the best times to the year to super charge your music discoveries by reading tips from some of the best music heads out there. So, without further ado here is the top 5 tracks / albums from most of the MIMS Writers’ team.

We also strongly suggest you check out the results of the 2012 MIMS Readers Poll!




[one_third]Top Tracks of 2012
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Theo Parrish – Flowers
Kendrick Lamar – Money Trees
Mosca – Murderous
Janet Jackson – If (Kaytradamus Remix)[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Top Albums of 2012
Quakers – Quakers
Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
Romare – Afrocentrism
Quantic – Look Around the Corner
Robert Glasper – Black Radio


[one_third]DJ Asma[/one_third]

[one_third]Top Tracks of 2012
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs – Thuggin
The Narcycist – Leap of Faith
Menahan Street Band – Seven…
Obia le Chef & El Cotola – Grosses Bastos[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Top Albums of 2012
Obia le Chef & El Cotola – Le Procédé
Menahan Street Band – The Crossing
Numero Group- Omnibus 45 Bus
Kendrick Lamar – Good kid, mA.A.d city
Roc Marciano – Reloaded[/one_third_last]


[one_third]Aie Chat[/one_third]

[one_third]Top Tracks of 2012
Flying Lotus-  Getting There
ST x LIAM ft. Green Hypnotic – Something Different
EMAN x Vlopper – Miracle Vivant
Flatbush Zombie – Laker Paper
DPAT – Lust You/Over You[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Top Albums of 2012
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
Robert Glasper – Black Radio
Captain Murphy – Duality
fLako – Eclosure
Vlooper & Modlee – Sunwalk[/one_third_last]


[one_third]DJ Evo[/one_third]

[one_third]Top Tracks of 2012
Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
Iron Galaxy – Attention Seeker
Flying Lotus – See Thru To U
Cerrone – Hooked On You (Kon Edit)
Theo Parrish – Flowers[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Top Albums of 2012
Karriem Riggins – Alone Together
Homeboy Sandman – First Of A LIving Breed
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
Robert Glasper – Black Radio
DJ Mitsu The Beats – Beat Installments



[two_third_last]Top Tracks of 2012
Roc Marciano – 76
Kendrick Lamar – Money Trees
Joe Cool – I Just Wanna Sell Drugs
Frank Ocean – Sierra Leone
Action Bronson feat. RiFF RaFF – Bird on a Wire[/two_third_last]


[one_third]Maxime Robin[/one_third]

[two_third_last]Top Albums of 2012
Quakers – Quakers
Not Really – Homeboy Sandman
Mécanisme – Les Michel Chartrand
Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe – Kidsuke
DSTR – Reconstructed Memories[/two_third_last]


[one_third]Devon Eve[/one_third]

[one_third]Top Tracks of 2012
Jon Dasilva & Maceo Plex – Love Somebody Else
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Rompante – Treat
Letherette – Surface
Footprintz – Favourite Game[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Top Albums of 2012
Maya Jane Coles – Easier to Hide
Jacques Greene – Ready
Jacques Greene –  Concealer
Black Atlass – The Black Atlass EP
X-Press 2 – The House of X-Press 2[/one_third_last]


[one_third]Nico Boesten[/one_third]

[one_third]Top Tracks of 2012
Tinozz & Poetic – Intoxicated (Mr Joe Remix)
Monkey Sequence.19 – Pretend ft Mar
MdCL – Get Started (Full Crate Remix)
Toro Y Moi & Tyler – Hey You
Janet Jackson – If (Kaytranada Remix)[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Top Albums of 2012
Häzel – The Lost Tapes
Mar – Seeing Her Naked
Onra – Deep In The Night
Suff Daddy – Suff Sells
Freddie Joachim – Fiberglass Kisses[/one_third_last]



[two_third_last]Top Tracks of 2012
Four Tet – 128 harps
Robert Glasper Experiment – Ah Yeah (Feat. Musiq)
Poetic Justice (feat. Drake) – Kendrick Lamar
CCP – DJ Rashad
Ya Basta – The Souljazz Orchestra[/two_third_last]


[one_third]MF Gold[/one_third]

[two_third_last]Top Albums of 2012
Robert Glasper – Black Radio
Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde – Gummy Soul
Jai Nitai Lotus – Something You Feel
OC & Apollo Brown – Trophies
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange[/two_third_last]


[one_third]Christine Schatz[/one_third]

[two_third_last]Top Tracks of 2012
Lone – Dream Girl/Sky Surfer
Evy Jane – Sayso
How To Destroy Angels – Ice Age (deadmau5 remix)
The Holograms – Burning Down the House
Eli Colburn – Impulse (feat. youngteam)[/two_third_last]