Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 76
Based on 743 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Folk (9), Garage Rock (6), Singer-Songwriter (5), Indie Rock (5), Rock (5), Indie Pop (5), Electronic (5), Experimental (4), Psychedelic Rock (3), Alt-Country (3), Blues (2), Soul (2), Alternative Rock (2), Post-Rock (2), Synthpop (1), Electropop (1), Experimental Rock (1), Shoegaze (1), Post-Punk (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Blues Rock (1), R&B (1), Indie Folk (1), Art Pop (1), Folk Rock (1), Jazz (1), Classic Rock (1), Punk Rock (1), Lo-Fi (1)

1. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
January 31, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
82
14 reviews
USER SCORE
76

2. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
76
13 reviews
USER SCORE
67

3. Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
19 reviews
USER SCORE
78

4. Dr. John - Locked Down

Dr. John - Locked Down
April 3, 2012
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
76

5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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

6. Bill Fay - Life Is People

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

7. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair

Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
April 24, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77

8. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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

9. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
October 30, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79

10. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
March 5, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
14 reviews
USER SCORE
70

11. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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

12. Go-Kart Mozart - On The Hot Dog Streets

Go-Kart Mozart - On The Hot Dog Streets
June 25, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
78

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

Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar
June 4, 2012
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
70
7 reviews
USER SCORE
95

14. Paul Buchanan - Mid Air

Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
May 21, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
2 reviews
USER SCORE
96

15. Field Music - Plumb

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

16. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
June 26, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
13 reviews
USER SCORE
82

17. Grimes - Visions

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

18. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

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

19. Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing

Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing
June 19, 2012
Jazz
CRITIC SCORE
75
11 reviews
USER SCORE
81

20. The xx - Coexist

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

21. Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold

Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold
June 26, 2012
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
77
9 reviews
USER SCORE
77

22. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
February 7, 2012
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
16 reviews
USER SCORE
68

23. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

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

24. Allah-Las - Allah-Las

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

25. Patti Smith - Banga

Patti Smith - Banga
June 5, 2012
Punk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
11 reviews
USER SCORE
76

26. Graham Coxon - A+E

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

27. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
April 10, 2012
Blues Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
15 reviews
USER SCORE
75

28. Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks

Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
March 27, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
10 reviews
USER SCORE
71

29. Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Big Moon Ritual

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Big Moon Ritual
June 5, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
65
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

30. Ry Cooder - Election Special

Ry Cooder - Election Special
August 21, 2012
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
67
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

31. Hot Chip - In Our Heads

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

32. Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge

Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge
May 7, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
65
8 reviews
USER SCORE
68

33. Micachu and the Shapes - Never

Micachu and the Shapes - Never
July 24, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
72

34. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe

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

35. Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent

Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
August 21, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
74
12 reviews
USER SCORE
79

36. Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves

Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
May 29, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
72
13 reviews
USER SCORE
72

37. Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance

Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
September 11, 2012
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
73
4 reviews
USER SCORE
78

38. Lightships - Electric Cables

Lightships - Electric Cables
April 2, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
8 reviews
USER SCORE
67

39. Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun

Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun
February 28, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
15 reviews
USER SCORE
69

40. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
January 24, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80

41. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
86
20 reviews
USER SCORE
80

42. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

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

43. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana
June 5, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
69
11 reviews
USER SCORE
75

44. The Congos / Sun Araw / M. Geddes Gengras - Icon Give Thank

The Congos / Sun Araw / M. Geddes Gengras - Icon Give Thank
May 8, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
4 reviews
USER SCORE
72

45. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83

46. Cat Power - Sun

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

47. Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
February 28, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
83
5 reviews
USER SCORE
81

48. Howlin' Rain - The Russian Wilds

Howlin' Rain - The Russian Wilds
February 14, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
7 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

49. Damon Albarn - Dr Dee

Damon Albarn - Dr Dee
May 8, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
63
11 reviews
USER SCORE
61

50. Laetitia Sadier - Silencio

Laetitia Sadier - Silencio
July 24, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
69
11 reviews
USER SCORE
60

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