Stereogum's Top 25 Albums of 2012 So Far



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 79
Based on 291 album 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

2. The Walkmen - Heaven

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

3. Chairlift - Something

Chairlift - Something
January 24, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
77
14 reviews
USER SCORE
79

4. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
17 reviews
USER SCORE
82

5. Beach House - Bloom

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

6. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

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

7. Screaming Females - Ugly

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

8. Rick Ross - Rich Forever

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

9. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

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

10. Future - Pluto

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

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

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

13. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

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

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

15. Torche - Harmonicraft

Torche - Harmonicraft
April 24, 2012
Sludge Metal
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
76

16. Tanlines - Mixed Emotions

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

17. Frankie Rose - Interstellar

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

18. Death Grips - The Money Store

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

19. Chromatics - Kill for Love

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

20. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

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

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

22. Grimes - Visions

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

23. Willis Earl Beal - Acousmatic Sorcery

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

24. Ceremony - Zoo

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

25. Heems - Nehru Jackets

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

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