Staff Picks – ShaneXedge’s top 10 albums of 2012

We continue staff picks week with our residential guru of all things loud ShaneXedge. Shane prefers Shoegaze and the heavier side of the Post-Rock and Post-Metal genres and before writing for Postrockstar was a PR writer for several online retailers including ThinkGeek. He is also a founding member of the Post-Rock &Beyond room on
1. Amenra – Mass V
2. Sigur Ros – Valtari

3. Niño Koi – La Pequeña Muerte
4. Downfall of Gaia – Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes
5. Crippled Black Phoenix – (Mankind) The Crafty Ape
6. Balmorhea – Stranger
7. The End Of The Ocean – In Excelsis
8. Black Clouds – Everything Is Not Going To Be OK
9. What The Blood Revealed – Harbour Of Devils
10. Hypomanie – Calm Down, You Weren’t Set On Fire

Honorable Mentions –
Powder! Go Away – We Don’t Know When It Has Begun, But We Know That It Will Never End
Sleepstream – A Waltz With The Seventh Crane
Time Columns – Mana
If These Trees Could Talk – Red Forest
Colaris – Renewal