2012 Album Releases

2012
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Box Set (18)
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EP (589)
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LP (2744)
Mixtape (160)
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Remix (24)
Score (10)
Single (316)
Video (5)
Oct 22
Kendrick Lamar
good kid, m.A.A.d. city
89
critic score
(24)
90
user score
(1082)
Jul 17
Frank Ocean
Channel Orange
92
critic score
(32)
87
user score
(923)
Oct 9
Tame Impala
Lonerism
87
critic score
(28)
87
user score
(869)
May 15
Beach House
Bloom
78
critic score
(31)
85
user score
(621)
Feb 21
Grimes
Visions
79
critic score
(31)
81
user score
(557)
Apr 24
Death Grips
The Money Store
82
critic score
(21)
86
user score
(554)
Jan 31
Lana Del Rey
Born To Die
59
critic score
(30)
72
user score
(450)
Sep 18
Grizzly Bear
Shields
82
critic score
(31)
83
user score
(439)
Jun 19
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel
87
critic score
(27)
85
user score
(372)
May 28
alt-J
An Awesome Wave
75
critic score
(16)
79
user score
(366)
Sep 11
The xx
Coexist
78
critic score
(38)
74
user score
(313)
Oct 16
Mac DeMarco
2
76
critic score
(17)
81
user score
(310)
Aug 28
Swans
The Seer
87
critic score
(29)
84
user score
(309)
Jan 24
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory
79
critic score
(27)
82
user score
(280)
Jul 24
Purity Ring
Shrines
78
critic score
(31)
79
user score
(279)
Jun 5
Japandroids
Celebration Rock
83
critic score
(27)
81
user score
(263)
Oct 1
Death Grips
NO LOVE DEEP WEB
75
critic score
(11)
81
user score
(257)
Oct 22
Taylor Swift
Red
73
critic score
(15)
71
user score
(246)
Oct 16
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
85
critic score
(25)
83
user score
(242)
Jul 10
Dirty Projectors
Swing Lo Magellan
81
critic score
(33)
83
user score
(235)
Oct 2
Flying Lotus
Until the Quiet Comes
83
critic score
(27)
81
user score
(235)
Sep 4
Animal Collective
Centipede Hz
75
critic score
(34)
76
user score
(230)
Mar 26
Chromatics
Kill for Love
80
critic score
(23)
80
user score
(223)
Jun 26
DIIV
Oshin
79
critic score
(20)
79
user score
(211)
May 15
Killer Mike
R.A.P. Music
84
critic score
(22)
82
user score
(189)
Apr 30
Marina and the Diamonds
Electra Heart
55
critic score
(11)
71
user score
(184)
Nov 13
Lana Del Rey
Paradise
59
critic score
(7)
70
user score
(181)
Oct 2
Muse
The 2nd Law
56
critic score
(25)
57
user score
(176)
Nov 19
Rihanna
Unapologetic
59
critic score
(19)
59
user score
(175)
Nov 12
Crystal Castles
(III)
74
critic score
(30)
75
user score
(170)
Feb 21
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It
80
critic score
(22)
83
user score
(168)
Aug 20
Jessie Ware
Devotion
82
critic score
(28)
82
user score
(166)
Mar 26
Madonna
MDNA
60
critic score
(21)
53
user score
(165)
May 1
Father John Misty
Fear Fun
78
critic score
(18)
78
user score
(158)
Apr 24
Jack White
Blunderbuss
81
critic score
(31)
77
user score
(152)
Aug 28
Wild Nothing
Nocturne
77
critic score
(21)
81
user score
(152)
Oct 15
Bat For Lashes
The Haunted Man
78
critic score
(33)
80
user score
(150)
Apr 17
Spiritualized
Sweet Heart Sweet Light
80
critic score
(31)
81
user score
(148)
Oct 2
Miguel
Kaleidoscope Dream
82
critic score
(13)
79
user score
(144)
Jul 24
Passion Pit
Gossamer
75
critic score
(29)
78
user score
(142)
May 22
El-P
Cancer 4 Cure
83
critic score
(27)
81
user score
(136)
Jan 30
Django Django
Django Django
80
critic score
(18)
78
user score
(133)
Aug 18
Parquet Courts
Light Up Gold
83
critic score
(22)
82
user score
(133)
Oct 29
Andy Stott
Luxury Problems
83
critic score
(14)
82
user score
(127)
Aug 21
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Mature Themes
73
critic score
(30)
78
user score
(123)
Sep 4
Imagine Dragons
Night Visions
50
critic score
(4)
57
user score
(122)
Sep 25
Mumford & Sons
Babel
55
critic score
(27)
59
user score
(122)
Dec 4
Kesha
Warrior
66
critic score
(14)
67
user score
(121)
May 28
Sigur Rós
Valtari
74
critic score
(30)
76
user score
(118)
Feb 7
Sharon Van Etten
Tramp
79
critic score
(25)
81
user score
(117)
Nov 13
The Weeknd
Trilogy
82
critic score
(16)
84
user score
(117)
Jun 11
Hot Chip
In Our Heads
74
critic score
(30)
79
user score
(115)
Apr 10
Alabama Shakes
Boys & Girls
72
critic score
(25)
76
user score
(112)
Jul 10
Twin Shadow
Confess
78
critic score
(27)
77
user score
(112)
Feb 12
Burial
Kindred
85
critic score
(17)
85
user score
(110)
Mar 20
The Shins
Port of Morrow
70
critic score
(30)
75
user score
(109)
Oct 15
Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
79
critic score
(9)
74
user score
(108)
Feb 14
John Talabot
ƒIN
85
critic score
(16)
81
user score
(106)
Jun 26
Ty Segall Band
Slaughterhouse
81
critic score
(17)
82
user score
(106)
Mar 6
Julia Holter
Ekstasis
82
critic score
(17)
80
user score
(104)
Apr 3
Nicki Minaj
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
59
critic score
(20)
59
user score
(100)
Sep 18
The Killers
Battle Born
64
critic score
(21)
63
user score
(100)
Oct 9
Ellie Goulding
Halcyon
68
critic score
(12)
74
user score
(98)
Jan 14
Schoolboy Q
Habits & Contradictions
78
critic score
(13)
79
user score
(97)
May 11
Ab-Soul
Control System
80
critic score
(9)
80
user score
(97)
Sep 4
Cat Power
Sun
78
critic score
(34)
76
user score
(97)
Oct 9
METZ
METZ
81
critic score
(19)
79
user score
(97)
Jun 12
Joey Bada$$
1999
75
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(93)
Jul 17
Nas
Life is Good
79
critic score
(23)
77
user score
(93)
Jan 24
Chairlift
Something
77
critic score
(21)
79
user score
(92)
Mar 6
The Men
Open Your Heart
83
critic score
(22)
79
user score
(92)
May 29
The Walkmen
Heaven
80
critic score
(28)
80
user score
(92)
Sep 25
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber
77
critic score
(13)
78
user score
(92)
Jun 26
Linkin Park
Living Things
54
critic score
(10)
51
user score
(91)
Apr 3
Of Monsters and Men
My Head Is an Animal
73
critic score
(11)
75
user score
(90)
Feb 21
Sleigh Bells
Reign of Terror
73
critic score
(25)
71
user score
(89)
Sep 18
How to Dress Well
Total Loss
78
critic score
(21)
78
user score
(89)
Feb 21
Fun.
Some Nights
57
critic score
(13)
54
user score
(88)
May 22
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon
82
critic score
(16)
80
user score
(83)
Oct 9
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Heist
72
critic score
(5)
69
user score
(83)
Jul 24
TNGHT
TNGHT
81
critic score
(14)
79
user score
(82)
Dec 11
Bruno Mars
Unorthodox Jukebox
71
critic score
(11)
67
user score
(81)
Jun 5
Liars
WIXIW
82
critic score
(28)
79
user score
(80)
Jun 12
iamamiwhoami
Kin
77
critic score
(10)
80
user score
(79)
Sep 11
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Love This Giant
75
critic score
(27)
75
user score
(78)
Oct 9
Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind
82
critic score
(15)
82
user score
(78)
Jun 19
Justin Bieber
Believe
67
critic score
(10)
49
user score
(77)
Apr 3
BADBADNOTGOOD
BBNG2
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(76)
Nov 27
Solange
True
76
critic score
(11)
83
user score
(75)
Jan 24
First Aid Kit
The Lion's Roar
76
critic score
(21)
77
user score
(73)
Apr 24
Actress
R.I.P.
82
critic score
(17)
74
user score
(72)
Jun 12
The Tallest Man On Earth
There's No Leaving Now
73
critic score
(19)
77
user score
(72)
Aug 28
Dan Deacon
America
80
critic score
(25)
78
user score
(72)
Sep 4
Two Door Cinema Club
Beacon
63
critic score
(16)
67
user score
(71)
Nov 13
Christina Aguilera
Lotus
62
critic score
(7)
54
user score
(71)
Apr 2
Lotus Plaza
Spooky Action at a Distance
78
critic score
(12)
77
user score
(70)
Sep 18
Carly Rae Jepsen
Kiss
62
critic score
(10)
63
user score
(68)
May 29
Azealia Banks
1991
73
critic score
(8)
79
user score
(67)
Dec 17
Burial
Truant / Rough Sleeper
83
critic score
(9)
81
user score
(66)
Aug 21
Bloc Party
Four
67
critic score
(28)
65
user score
(65)
Sep 25
Green Day
¡Uno!
69
critic score
(19)
58
user score
(65)
Oct 9
Ty Segall
Twins
79
critic score
(18)
78
user score
(65)
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