Best Experimental Albums of 2012

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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
84
6 reviews

2. Actress - R.I.P.

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

3. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

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Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
83
11 reviews

4. 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
82
14 reviews

5. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

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Julia Holter - Ekstasis
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

6. How to Dress Well - Total Loss

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

7. Purity Ring - Shrines

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Purity Ring - Shrines
July 24, 2012
Critic Score
79
20 reviews

8. Holly Herndon - Movement

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Holly Herndon - Movement
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

9. Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery

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Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
April 17, 2012
Critic Score
78
18 reviews

10. Soap&Skin - Narrow

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Soap&Skin - Narrow
February 13, 2012
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

11. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

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Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
December 4, 2012
Critic Score
77
17 reviews

12. Deerhoof - Breakup Song

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

13. 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

14. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

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Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
76
21 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
76
10 reviews

16. Micachu and the Shapes - Never

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Micachu and the Shapes - Never
July 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

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

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Sleep Party People - We Were Drifting on a Sad Song
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

18. Eric Copeland - Limbo

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Eric Copeland - Limbo
July 24, 2012
Critic Score
74
4 reviews

19. Exitmusic - Passage

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

20. Xiu Xiu - Always

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Xiu Xiu - Always
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
74
12 reviews

21. U.S. Girls - Gem

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

22. OMBRE - Believe You Me

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OMBRE - Believe You Me
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

23. iamamiwhoami - Kin

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iamamiwhoami - Kin
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

24. The Music Tapes - Mary's Voice

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The Music Tapes - Mary's Voice
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

25. AU - Both Lights

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

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NOTE: Albums must be rated by at least 4 publications to be included in this list.

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