2012 Album Releases

2012
Type
Box Set (17)
Cover (10)
DJ Mix (24)
EP (563)
Live (63)
LP (2688)
Mixtape (145)
Reissue (44)
Remix (23)
Score (10)
Single (296)
Video (4)
Oct 22
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
Kendrick Lamar
good kid, m.A.A.d. city
89
critic score (24)
90
user score (1027)
Jul 17
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Frank Ocean
Channel Orange
92
critic score (32)
87
user score (864)
Oct 9
Tame Impala - Lonerism
Tame Impala
Lonerism
87
critic score (28)
87
user score (833)
May 15
Beach House - Bloom
Beach House
Bloom
78
critic score (31)
85
user score (600)
Feb 21
Grimes - Visions
Grimes
Visions
79
critic score (31)
81
user score (527)
Apr 24
Death Grips - The Money Store
Death Grips
The Money Store
82
critic score (21)
86
user score (521)
Sep 18
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Grizzly Bear
Shields
82
critic score (31)
83
user score (427)
Jan 31
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Lana Del Rey
Born To Die
59
critic score (30)
72
user score (414)
May 28
alt-J - An Awesome Wave
alt-J
An Awesome Wave
75
critic score (16)
79
user score (357)
Jun 19
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel
87
critic score (27)
84
user score (356)
Sep 11
The xx - Coexist
The xx
Coexist
78
critic score (38)
74
user score (299)
Oct 16
Mac DeMarco - 2
Mac DeMarco
2
76
critic score (17)
81
user score (297)
Aug 28
Swans - The Seer
Swans
The Seer
87
critic score (29)
85
user score (296)
Jan 24
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory
79
critic score (27)
82
user score (273)
Jul 24
Purity Ring - Shrines
Purity Ring
Shrines
78
critic score (31)
79
user score (265)
Jun 5
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Japandroids
Celebration Rock
83
critic score (27)
81
user score (260)
Oct 1
Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB
Death Grips
NO LOVE DEEP WEB
75
critic score (11)
81
user score (242)
Oct 16
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
85
critic score (25)
83
user score (234)
Oct 2
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Flying Lotus
Until the Quiet Comes
83
critic score (27)
81
user score (233)
Jul 10
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Dirty Projectors
Swing Lo Magellan
81
critic score (33)
83
user score (232)
Sep 4
Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
Animal Collective
Centipede Hz
75
critic score (34)
76
user score (226)
Mar 26
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Chromatics
Kill for Love
80
critic score (23)
80
user score (220)
Oct 22
Taylor Swift - Red
Taylor Swift
Red
73
critic score (15)
70
user score (216)
Jun 26
DIIV - Oshin
DIIV
Oshin
79
critic score (20)
79
user score (205)
May 15
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Killer Mike
R.A.P. Music
84
critic score (22)
82
user score (185)
Apr 30
Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart
Marina and the Diamonds
Electra Heart
55
critic score (11)
72
user score (169)
Nov 13
Lana Del Rey - Paradise
Lana Del Rey
Paradise
59
critic score (7)
70
user score (169)
Oct 2
Muse - The 2nd Law
Muse
The 2nd Law
56
critic score (25)
57
user score (168)
Nov 12
Crystal Castles - (III)
Crystal Castles
(III)
74
critic score (30)
76
user score (164)
Nov 19
Rihanna - Unapologetic
Rihanna
Unapologetic
59
critic score (19)
59
user score (163)
Aug 20
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Jessie Ware
Devotion
82
critic score (28)
81
user score (156)
May 1
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Father John Misty
Fear Fun
78
critic score (18)
78
user score (153)
Mar 26
Madonna - MDNA
Madonna
MDNA
60
critic score (21)
54
user score (152)
Feb 21
Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It
80
critic score (22)
82
user score (151)
Aug 28
Wild Nothing - Nocturne
Wild Nothing
Nocturne
77
critic score (21)
81
user score (151)
Apr 24
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Jack White
Blunderbuss
81
critic score (31)
78
user score (149)
Apr 17
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Spiritualized
Sweet Heart Sweet Light
80
critic score (31)
81
user score (148)
Oct 15
Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
Bat For Lashes
The Haunted Man
78
critic score (33)
80
user score (147)
Jul 24
Passion Pit - Gossamer
Passion Pit
Gossamer
75
critic score (29)
78
user score (141)
Oct 2
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Miguel
Kaleidoscope Dream
82
critic score (13)
79
user score (138)
May 22
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
El-P
Cancer 4 Cure
83
critic score (27)
81
user score (131)
Aug 18
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Parquet Courts
Light Up Gold
83
critic score (22)
82
user score (131)
Jan 30
Django Django - Django Django
Django Django
Django Django
80
critic score (18)
78
user score (130)
Oct 29
Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
Andy Stott
Luxury Problems
83
critic score (14)
82
user score (123)
Sep 4
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
Imagine Dragons
Night Visions
50
critic score (4)
58
user score (119)
Sep 25
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Mumford & Sons
Babel
55
critic score (27)
59
user score (118)
Aug 21
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Mature Themes
73
critic score (30)
78
user score (117)
Feb 7
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Sharon Van Etten
Tramp
79
critic score (25)
81
user score (115)
Jun 11
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Hot Chip
In Our Heads
74
critic score (30)
79
user score (114)
May 28
Sigur Rós - Valtari
Sigur Rós
Valtari
74
critic score (30)
76
user score (113)
Nov 13
The Weeknd - Trilogy
The Weeknd
Trilogy
82
critic score (16)
84
user score (113)
Jul 10
Twin Shadow - Confess
Twin Shadow
Confess
78
critic score (27)
77
user score (112)
Dec 4
Kesha - Warrior
Kesha
Warrior
66
critic score (14)
66
user score (111)
Apr 10
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Alabama Shakes
Boys & Girls
72
critic score (25)
76
user score (110)
Mar 20
The Shins - Port of Morrow
The Shins
Port of Morrow
70
critic score (30)
75
user score (109)
Feb 14
John Talabot - ƒIN
John Talabot
ƒIN
85
critic score (16)
81
user score (105)
Mar 6
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Julia Holter
Ekstasis
82
critic score (17)
80
user score (105)
Jun 26
Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
Ty Segall Band
Slaughterhouse
81
critic score (17)
82
user score (103)
Feb 12
Burial - Kindred
Burial
Kindred
85
critic score (17)
85
user score (102)
Oct 15
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
79
critic score (9)
74
user score (102)
Jan 14
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
Schoolboy Q
Habits & Contradictions
78
critic score (13)
79
user score (97)
Sep 4
Cat Power - Sun
Cat Power
Sun
78
critic score (34)
76
user score (97)
Apr 3
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Nicki Minaj
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
59
critic score (20)
59
user score (96)
May 11
Ab-Soul - Control System
Ab-Soul
Control System
80
critic score (9)
80
user score (93)
Jan 24
Chairlift - Something
Chairlift
Something
77
critic score (21)
79
user score (92)
Sep 18
The Killers - Battle Born
The Killers
Battle Born
64
critic score (21)
64
user score (92)
Oct 9
METZ - METZ
METZ
METZ
81
critic score (19)
79
user score (92)
Mar 6
The Men - Open Your Heart
The Men
Open Your Heart
83
critic score (22)
79
user score (90)
Apr 3
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is an Animal
Of Monsters and Men
My Head Is an Animal
73
critic score (11)
75
user score (90)
May 29
The Walkmen - Heaven
The Walkmen
Heaven
80
critic score (28)
80
user score (90)
Feb 21
Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
Sleigh Bells
Reign of Terror
73
critic score (25)
70
user score (89)
Jun 12
Joey Bada$$ - 1999
Joey Bada$$
1999
75
critic score (5)
80
user score (89)
Jul 17
Nas - Life is Good
Nas
Life is Good
79
critic score (23)
78
user score (89)
Oct 9
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
Ellie Goulding
Halcyon
68
critic score (12)
74
user score (88)
Jun 26
Linkin Park - Living Things
Linkin Park
Living Things
54
critic score (10)
50
user score (87)
Sep 18
How to Dress Well - Total Loss
How to Dress Well
Total Loss
78
critic score (21)
78
user score (87)
Sep 25
Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber
77
critic score (13)
78
user score (87)
Feb 21
Fun. - Some Nights
Fun.
Some Nights
57
critic score (13)
53
user score (84)
Jul 24
TNGHT - TNGHT
TNGHT
TNGHT
81
critic score (14)
79
user score (82)
May 22
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon
82
critic score (16)
81
user score (79)
Jun 5
Liars - WIXIW
Liars
WIXIW
82
critic score (28)
79
user score (78)
Jun 12
iamamiwhoami - Kin
iamamiwhoami
Kin
77
critic score (10)
80
user score (78)
Oct 9
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Heist
72
critic score (5)
69
user score (77)
Dec 11
Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
Bruno Mars
Unorthodox Jukebox
71
critic score (11)
67
user score (77)
Sep 11
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Love This Giant
75
critic score (27)
75
user score (76)
Apr 3
BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG2
BADBADNOTGOOD
BBNG2
85
critic score (2)
83
user score (75)
Jun 19
Justin Bieber - Believe
Justin Bieber
Believe
67
critic score (10)
50
user score (75)
Oct 9
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind
82
critic score (15)
82
user score (73)
Jun 12
The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
The Tallest Man On Earth
There's No Leaving Now
73
critic score (19)
78
user score (72)
Aug 28
Dan Deacon - America
Dan Deacon
America
80
critic score (25)
78
user score (72)
Jan 24
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
First Aid Kit
The Lion's Roar
76
critic score (21)
77
user score (71)
Apr 24
Actress - R.I.P.
Actress
R.I.P.
82
critic score (17)
75
user score (70)
Apr 2
Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
Lotus Plaza
Spooky Action at a Distance
78
critic score (12)
77
user score (69)
Sep 4
Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
Two Door Cinema Club
Beacon
63
critic score (16)
67
user score (69)
Nov 13
Christina Aguilera - Lotus
Christina Aguilera
Lotus
62
critic score (7)
54
user score (69)
Nov 27
Solange - True
Solange
True
76
critic score (11)
83
user score (69)
May 29
Azealia Banks - 1991
Azealia Banks
1991
73
critic score (8)
79
user score (64)
Oct 9
Ty Segall - Twins
Ty Segall
Twins
79
critic score (18)
78
user score (63)
May 15
Adam Lambert - Trespassing
Adam Lambert
Trespassing
71
critic score (7)
56
user score (62)
Aug 21
Bloc Party - Four
Bloc Party
Four
67
critic score (28)
64
user score (62)
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