MOJO's Top 20 Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
List Rating
79
215 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Singer-Songwriter (3), Soul (3), Rock (2), Experimental (2), Electropop (1), Psychedelic Rock (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Blues (1), Electronic (1), Folk Rock (1), Indie Pop (1), Folk (1), Psychedelic (1), R&B (1), Chamber Pop (1), Alternative Rock (1), Indie Rock (1)

1. Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
20 reviews
USER SCORE
77
75 ratings

2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
92
23 reviews
USER SCORE
84
261 ratings

3. Bill Fay - Life Is People

Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
6 reviews
USER SCORE
77
6 ratings

4. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
January 31, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
83
15 reviews
USER SCORE
76
20 ratings

5. Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar

Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar
June 4, 2012
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
71
8 reviews
USER SCORE
95
2 ratings

6. The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El Camino
December 6, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
15 reviews
USER SCORE
82
86 ratings

7. Django Django - Django Django

Django Django - Django Django
January 30, 2012
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
78
76 ratings

8. Dr. John - Locked Down

Dr. John - Locked Down
April 3, 2012
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
80
13 reviews
USER SCORE
77
15 ratings

9. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

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

10. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
78
14 reviews
USER SCORE
69
23 ratings

11. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
December 4, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
78
17 reviews
USER SCORE
79
18 ratings

12. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87
296 ratings

13. The xx - Coexist

The xx - Coexist
September 11, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
21 reviews
USER SCORE
75
106 ratings

14. Hot Chip - In Our Heads

Hot Chip - In Our Heads
June 11, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
75
16 reviews
USER SCORE
79
69 ratings

15. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
21 reviews
USER SCORE
76
55 ratings

16. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe

Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe
June 12, 2012
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
75
13 reviews
USER SCORE
74
10 ratings

17. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
February 7, 2012
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
17 reviews
USER SCORE
67
10 ratings

18. Orbital - Wonky

Orbital - Wonky
April 3, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
75
14 reviews
USER SCORE
77
8 ratings

19. Advance Base - A Shut-In's Prayer

Advance Base - A Shut-In's Prayer
May 15, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
78
5 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

20. Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man

Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man
March 13, 2012
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
74
4 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

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