The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2012

1. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

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Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Critic Score
87
25 reviews

2. Matthew E. White - Big Inner

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Matthew E. White - Big Inner
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
83
11 reviews

3. Meursault - Something for the Weakened

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Meursault - Something for the Weakened
July 16, 2012
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

4. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

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Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
January 31, 2012
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

5. Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream

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Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

6. Todd Snider - Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables

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Todd Snider - Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

7. Loudon Wainwright III - Older Than My Old Man Now

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Loudon Wainwright III - Older Than My Old Man Now
April 17, 2012
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

8. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home

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Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

9. Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta

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Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

10. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself

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Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
79
23 reviews

11. Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

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Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
October 15, 2012
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

12. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing

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Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

13. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful

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Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

14. Bob Dylan - Tempest

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Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

15. Mac DeMarco - 2

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Mac DeMarco - 2
October 16, 2012
Critic Score
77
14 reviews

16. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

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Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
Critic Score
77
16 reviews

17. Cate Le Bon - CYRK

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Cate Le Bon - CYRK
January 17, 2012
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

18. Advance Base - A Shut-In's Prayer

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Advance Base - A Shut-In's Prayer
May 15, 2012
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

19. Mac DeMarco - Rock and Roll Night Club

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Mac DeMarco - Rock and Roll Night Club
March 27, 2012
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

20. Willis Earl Beal - Acousmatic Sorcery

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Willis Earl Beal - Acousmatic Sorcery
April 3, 2012
Critic Score
75
14 reviews

21. Sinéad O'Connor - How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?

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Sinéad O'Connor - How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
75
14 reviews

22. Willy Mason - Carry On

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Willy Mason - Carry On
December 3, 2012
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

23. Beth Orton - Sugaring Season

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Beth Orton - Sugaring Season
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

24. Mark Eitzel - Don't Be a Stranger

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Mark Eitzel - Don't Be a Stranger
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

25. Young Man - Vol. 1

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Young Man - Vol. 1
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

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