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Stereogum's Top 25 Albums of 2012 So Far

Stereogum's Top 25 Albums of 2012 So Far

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1. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
January 24, 2012
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
17 reviews
User Score
83
150 reviews

2. The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen - Heaven
May 29, 2012
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
22 reviews
User Score
81
64 reviews

3. Chairlift - Something

Chairlift - Something
January 24, 2012
Electropop
Critic Score
76
14 reviews
User Score
80
42 reviews

4. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
84
19 reviews
User Score
83
133 reviews

5. Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
Critic Score
81
18 reviews
User Score
85
275 reviews

6. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
21 reviews
User Score
82
61 reviews

7. Screaming Females - Ugly

Screaming Females - Ugly
April 3, 2012
Punk Rock
Critic Score
81
9 reviews
User Score
80
13 reviews

8. Rick Ross - Rich Forever

Rick Ross - Rich Forever
January 6, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
75
10 reviews
User Score
74
8 reviews

9. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
February 21, 2012
Noise Pop
Critic Score
76
18 reviews
User Score
69
51 reviews

10. Future - Pluto

Future - Pluto
April 17, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
65
7 reviews
User Score
69
5 reviews

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

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
18 reviews
User Score
82
77 reviews

12. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips
March 12, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
5 reviews
User Score
77
19 reviews

13. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Julia Holter - Ekstasis
March 6, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
81
55 reviews

14. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance

Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
April 2, 2012
Shoegaze
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
77
42 reviews

15. Torche - Harmonicraft

Torche - Harmonicraft
April 24, 2012
Sludge Metal
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
79
6 reviews

16. Tanlines - Mixed Emotions

Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
March 20, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
67
17 reviews
User Score
80
3 reviews

17. Frankie Rose - Interstellar

Frankie Rose - Interstellar
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
75
22 reviews
User Score
76
32 reviews

18. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
16 reviews
User Score
85
174 reviews

19. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
82
129 reviews

20. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Space Rock
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
User Score
82
99 reviews

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
12 reviews

22. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
80
23 reviews
User Score
82
209 reviews

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 reviews

24. Ceremony - Zoo

Ceremony - Zoo
March 6, 2012
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
68
11 reviews
User Score
53
4 reviews

25. Heems - Nehru Jackets

Heems - Nehru Jackets
January 17, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
69
4 reviews
User Score
76
3 reviews
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