Stereogum's Top 25 Albums of 2012 So Far



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
79
291 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Hip Hop (7), Synthpop (3), Indie Rock (2), Experimental (2), Electronic (2), Hardcore Punk (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Garage Rock (1), Punk Rock (1), Sludge Metal (1), Noise Pop (1), Shoegaze (1), Space Rock (1), Electropop (1), Dream Pop (1)

1. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
January 24, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83
137 ratings

2. The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen - Heaven
May 29, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
22 reviews
USER SCORE
82
61 ratings

3. Chairlift - Something

Chairlift - Something
January 24, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
77
14 reviews
USER SCORE
80
40 ratings

4. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
17 reviews
USER SCORE
83
120 ratings

5. Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
18 reviews
USER SCORE
84
247 ratings

6. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
86
21 reviews
USER SCORE
81
55 ratings

7. Screaming Females - Ugly

Screaming Females - Ugly
April 3, 2012
Punk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80
13 ratings

8. Rick Ross - Rich Forever

Rick Ross - Rich Forever
January 6, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
75
10 reviews
USER SCORE
73
7 ratings

9. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
February 21, 2012
Noise Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
18 reviews
USER SCORE
70
48 ratings

10. Future - Pluto

Future - Pluto
April 17, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
66
7 reviews
USER SCORE
64
3 ratings

11. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
85
18 reviews
USER SCORE
82
69 ratings

12. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips
March 12, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
5 reviews
USER SCORE
77
18 ratings

13. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Julia Holter - Ekstasis
March 6, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
82
16 reviews
USER SCORE
81
53 ratings

14. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance

Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
April 2, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
77
41 ratings

15. Torche - Harmonicraft

Torche - Harmonicraft
April 24, 2012
Sludge Metal
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
79
6 ratings

16. Tanlines - Mixed Emotions

Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
March 20, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
68
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80
3 ratings

17. Frankie Rose - Interstellar

Frankie Rose - Interstellar
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
76
22 reviews
USER SCORE
76
32 ratings

18. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
15 reviews
USER SCORE
85
147 ratings

19. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
82
117 ratings

20. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Space Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
20 reviews
USER SCORE
81
93 ratings

21. Kindness - World, You Need A Change Of Mind

Kindness - World, You Need A Change Of Mind
March 20, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
64
8 reviews
USER SCORE
78
10 ratings

22. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
81
23 reviews
USER SCORE
82
181 ratings

23. Willis Earl Beal - Acousmatic Sorcery

Willis Earl Beal - Acousmatic Sorcery
April 3, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
74
13 reviews
USER SCORE
71
5 ratings

24. Ceremony - Zoo

Ceremony - Zoo
March 6, 2012
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
69
11 reviews
USER SCORE
53
4 ratings

25. Heems - Nehru Jackets

Heems - Nehru Jackets
January 17, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
69
4 reviews
USER SCORE
76
3 ratings
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