The MTV Creative Music Integration Dept. Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, a few of the staff members of MTV’s Creative Music Integration Department were asked to list their favorite Albums and pick a few Artists to Watch in 2013. Take a look at the list below and enjoy your Holiday Season

STAFF PICKS:

RICK KRIMBEL

JMSN – Priscilla

Alex Clare – The Lateness of the Hour

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

How To Dress Well – Total Loss

Artist Pick for 2013:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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LOUIS CLARK

JEFF the Brotherhood – Hypnotic Nights

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead – Lost songs

King Tuff – King tuff

Ty Seagall – Twins

Tame Impala – Lonerism

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SCOTTIE DIABLO

Father John Misty  - Fear Fun

Daughn Gibson  - All Hell

Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders – Hurtsville

Tiger High  - Catacombs After Party

Promised Land  - Stoned Eagle

Cian Ciaran  - Outside In

Aaron Embry  - Tiny Prayers

Dylan LeBlanc  - Cast The Same Old Shadow

Searching for Sugar Man – Soundtrack

V / A – Country Funk – 1969 – 1975

The Amazing – Gentle Stream

White Arrows  - Dry Land is not a Myth

The Orwells  - Remember When

Artist Picks for 2013:

Guards

Krief

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ROCHELLE HOLGUIN

 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Chords will Serve You more than Ropes ever do

Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream

Grimes – Visions

White Arrows – Dry Land is not a Myth

Taylor Swift – Red

Beach House – Bloom

The XX – Coexist

Solange – True (ep)

Delta Rae – Carry the Fire

Artist Pick for 2013:

Solange

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JARON LUM

Beach House – Bloom

Chromatics – Kill for Love

Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

Grizzly Bear – Shields

Father John Misty – Fear Fun

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Jessie Ware – Devotion

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio

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GREG DANYLYSHYN

Father John Misty – Fear Fun

Sea Wolf – Old World Romance

Metz – Metz

Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Last Smoke before the Snowstorm

The Helio Sequence – Negotiations

Blackchords – A Thin Line

Big Black Delta – Singles

Red Pens – Reasons

Japandriods – Celebration Rock

Artist Pick for 2013:

DIIV

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BEN HOCHSTEIN

Beach House – Bloom

Chromatics – Kill for Love

Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

Efterklang – Piramida

Father John Misty – Fear Fun

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

Future – Pluto

Grimes – Visions

The Men – Open Your Heart

Artist Pick for 2013:

Chief Keef

Villagers

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RYAN ACETO

Bahamas – Barchords

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

fun. – Some Nights

Haley Reinhart – Listen Up!

Jessie Ware – Devotion

MIKA – The Origin of Love

Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday .. Roman Reloaded

Scissor Sisters – Magic Hour

Artist Pick for 2013:

Jessie Ware

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