Experimental

The Best Experimental Albums of 2012

1. Shackleton - Music For the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs

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Shackleton - Music For the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs
April 30, 2012
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

2. Actress - R.I.P.

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Actress - R.I.P.
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
83
16 reviews

3. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

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Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

4. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

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Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
82
11 reviews

5. How to Dress Well - Total Loss

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How to Dress Well - Total Loss
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
79
20 reviews

6. Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery

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Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
April 17, 2012
Critic Score
77
18 reviews

7. Deerhoof - Breakup Song

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Deerhoof - Breakup Song
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
77
16 reviews

8. Holly Herndon - Movement

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Holly Herndon - Movement
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

9. Micachu and the Shapes - Never

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Micachu and the Shapes - Never
July 24, 2012
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

10. Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs

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Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
October 16, 2012
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

11. Xiu Xiu - Always

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Xiu Xiu - Always
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
76
15 reviews

12. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

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Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
76
29 reviews

13. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

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Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
December 4, 2012
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

14. U.S. Girls - Gem

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U.S. Girls - Gem
October 23, 2012
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

15. John Maus - A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material

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John Maus - A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
74
11 reviews

16. Exitmusic - Passage

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Exitmusic - Passage
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

17. Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful

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Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
73
9 reviews

18. AU - Both Lights

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AU - Both Lights
April 3, 2012
Critic Score
73
11 reviews

19. The Music Tapes - Mary's Voice

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The Music Tapes - Mary's Voice
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

20. Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship

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Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
May 8, 2012
Critic Score
73
18 reviews

21. The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough

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The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
72
11 reviews

22. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Cobra Juicy

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Black Moth Super Rainbow - Cobra Juicy
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
72
12 reviews

23. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave

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Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
May 28, 2012
Critic Score
72
13 reviews

24. OMBRE - Believe You Me

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OMBRE - Believe You Me
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

25. Ryat - Totem

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Ryat - Totem
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

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