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Best Experimental Albums of 2012

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

Shackleton - Music For the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs
April 30, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
6 reviews





2. Actress - R.I.P.

Actress - R.I.P.
April 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
14 reviews





3. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
11 reviews





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

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
February 14, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
14 reviews





5. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Julia Holter - Ekstasis
March 6, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
16 reviews





6. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on
23 reviews





7. Purity Ring - Shrines

Purity Ring - Shrines
July 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
20 reviews





8. How to Dress Well - Total Loss

How to Dress Well - Total Loss
September 18, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
16 reviews





9. Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery

Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
April 17, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on
18 reviews





10. Holly Herndon - Movement

Holly Herndon - Movement
November 13, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on
7 reviews





11. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
December 4, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on
17 reviews





12. Soap&Skin - Narrow

Soap&Skin - Narrow
February 13, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on
4 reviews





13. Deerhoof - Breakup Song

Deerhoof - Breakup Song
September 4, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on
15 reviews





14. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
September 4, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on
21 reviews





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

Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
October 16, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on
7 reviews





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

John Maus - A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material
July 17, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
10 reviews





17. Micachu and the Shapes - Never

Micachu and the Shapes - Never
July 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
11 reviews





18. Sleep Party People - We Were Drifting on a Sad Song

Sleep Party People - We Were Drifting on a Sad Song
April 10, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
4 reviews





19. Exitmusic - Passage

Exitmusic - Passage
May 22, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
9 reviews





20. Eric Copeland - Limbo

Eric Copeland - Limbo
July 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
4 reviews





21. Xiu Xiu - Always

Xiu Xiu - Always
March 6, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
12 reviews





22. AU - Both Lights

AU - Both Lights
April 3, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on
10 reviews





23. The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough

The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough
September 18, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on
11 reviews





24. U.S. Girls - Gem

U.S. Girls - Gem
October 23, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on
6 reviews





25. The Music Tapes - Mary's Voice

The Music Tapes - Mary's Voice
September 4, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on
6 reviews





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