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 Turntable.fm

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1. Amenra – Mass V
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2. Sigur Ros – Valtari


3. Niño Koi – La Pequeña Muerte
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4. Downfall of Gaia – Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes
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5. Crippled Black Phoenix – (Mankind) The Crafty Ape

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6. Balmorhea – Stranger

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7. The End Of The Ocean – In Excelsis

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8. Black Clouds – Everything Is Not Going To Be OK
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9. What The Blood Revealed – Harbour Of Devils
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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