The Fly's Top 50 Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 75
Based on 546 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Indie Rock (9), Indie Pop (8), Experimental (6), Garage Rock (4), Shoegaze (4), Experimental Rock (2), Alternative Rock (2), Electronic (2), Dream Pop (2), Synthpop (1), Soul (1), Lo-Fi (1), Folk (1), New Wave (1), Psychedelic Rock (1), Psychedelic Pop (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Electropop (1), Psychedelic (1), R&B (1), Indie Folk (1), Post-Hardcore (1), Art Pop (1), Hardcore Punk (1)

1. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
81
20 reviews
USER SCORE
83

2. Grimes - Visions

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

3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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

4. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
20 reviews
USER SCORE
75

5. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
85
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80

6. Django Django - Django Django

Django Django - Django Django
January 30, 2012
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
78

7. Field Music - Plumb

Field Music - Plumb
February 14, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
17 reviews
USER SCORE
69

8. 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

9. The Maccabees - Given to the Wild

The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
January 6, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
68
9 reviews
USER SCORE
78

10. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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

11. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
January 31, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
57
17 reviews
USER SCORE
71

12. ∆ (Alt-J) - An Awesome Wave

∆ (Alt-J) - An Awesome Wave
May 28, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
70
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80

13. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84

14. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
August 21, 2012
Psychedelic Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
19 reviews
USER SCORE
78

15. Purity Ring - Shrines

Purity Ring - Shrines
July 24, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
80
19 reviews
USER SCORE
80

16. The Vaccines - Come of Age

The Vaccines - Come of Age
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
61
11 reviews
USER SCORE
68

17. The xx - Coexist

The xx - Coexist
September 11, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
78
20 reviews
USER SCORE
75

18. Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim

Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
March 6, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
7 reviews
USER SCORE
77

19. DIIV - Oshin

DIIV - Oshin
June 26, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
80

20. King Tuff - King Tuff

King Tuff - King Tuff
May 29, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
8 reviews
USER SCORE
80

21. The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull

The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
May 7, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
14 reviews
USER SCORE
73

22. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
July 10, 2012
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
21 reviews
USER SCORE
83

23. Twin Shadow - Confess

Twin Shadow - Confess
July 10, 2012
New Wave
CRITIC SCORE
82
18 reviews
USER SCORE
79

24. Daughn Gibson - All Hell

Daughn Gibson - All Hell
March 26, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
3 reviews
USER SCORE
79

25. Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber

Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
September 25, 2012
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
76

26. Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man

Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
October 15, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
19 reviews
USER SCORE
81

27. Chairlift - Something

Chairlift - Something
January 24, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
77
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80

28. Toy - Toy

Toy - Toy
September 10, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
79

29. Poliça - Give You The Ghost

Poliça - Give You The Ghost
February 14, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
10 reviews
USER SCORE
73

30. Graham Coxon - A+E

Graham Coxon - A+E
April 2, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
8 reviews
USER SCORE
76

31. Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship

Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
May 8, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
73
16 reviews
USER SCORE
78

32. Beach House - Bloom

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

33. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
September 4, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
77
20 reviews
USER SCORE
76

34. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
September 11, 2012
Art Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
17 reviews
USER SCORE
75

35. Howler - America Give Up

Howler - America Give Up
January 17, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
67
11 reviews
USER SCORE
75

36. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
22 reviews
USER SCORE
80

37. The Invisible - Rispah

The Invisible - Rispah
June 12, 2012
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
8 reviews
USER SCORE
74

38. Best Coast - The Only Place

Best Coast - The Only Place
May 15, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
63
14 reviews
USER SCORE
65

39. Mystery Jets - Radlands

Mystery Jets - Radlands
April 30, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
64
9 reviews
USER SCORE
81

40. Allah-Las - Allah-Las

Allah-Las - Allah-Las
September 18, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
7 reviews
USER SCORE
79

41. Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon

Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
63
11 reviews
USER SCORE
71

42. Trash Talk - 119

Trash Talk - 119
October 9, 2012
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
67
8 reviews
USER SCORE
72

43. Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love

Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love
January 20, 2012
Post-Hardcore
CRITIC SCORE
61
5 reviews
USER SCORE
79

44. Stealing Sheep - Into The Diamond Sun

Stealing Sheep - Into The Diamond Sun
August 20, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
68
10 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

45. Errors - Have Some Faith In Magic

Errors - Have Some Faith In Magic
January 31, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
76
10 reviews
USER SCORE
80

46. Egyptian Hip Hop - Good Don't Sleep

Egyptian Hip Hop - Good Don't Sleep
October 23, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
67
6 reviews
USER SCORE
76

47. 2:54 - 2:54

2:54 - 2:54
May 29, 2012
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
66
8 reviews
USER SCORE
68

48. 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
76

49. Lucy Rose - Like I Used To

Lucy Rose - Like I Used To
September 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
2 reviews
USER SCORE
96

50. Trailer Trash Tracys - Ester

Trailer Trash Tracys - Ester
January 9, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
64
8 reviews
USER SCORE
75

Original Source: http://www.the-fly.co.uk/feature/lists/1016070/top-50-albums-of-2012/

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