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Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2012

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1. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
January 31, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
76
22 reviews

2. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
User Score
70
24 reviews

3. Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Rock
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
77
79 reviews

4. Dr. John - Locked Down

Dr. John - Locked Down
April 3, 2012
Blues
Critic Score
79
13 reviews
User Score
77
15 reviews

5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
91
23 reviews
User Score
84
285 reviews

6. Bill Fay - Life Is People

Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
User Score
79
7 reviews

7. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair

Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
April 24, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
80
12 reviews
User Score
77
19 reviews

8. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
22 reviews
User Score
84
257 reviews

9. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
October 30, 2012
Rock
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
80
23 reviews

10. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
March 5, 2012
Rock
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
71
35 reviews

11. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
86
20 reviews
User Score
87
325 reviews

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
1 review

13. 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 reviews

14. Paul Buchanan - Mid Air

Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
May 21, 2012
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
96
1 review

15. Field Music - Plumb

Field Music - Plumb
February 14, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
70
12 reviews

16. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
June 26, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
81
13 reviews
User Score
82
66 reviews

17. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
80
23 reviews
User Score
83
207 reviews

18. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
80
21 reviews
User Score
82
76 reviews

19. Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing

Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing
June 19, 2012
Jazz
Critic Score
74
11 reviews
User Score
82
6 reviews

20. The xx - Coexist

The xx - Coexist
September 11, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
21 reviews
User Score
75
115 reviews

21. Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold

Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold
June 26, 2012
Alt-Country
Critic Score
76
9 reviews
User Score
77
3 reviews

22. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
February 7, 2012
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
17 reviews
User Score
68
12 reviews

23. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

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

24. Allah-Las - Allah-Las

Allah-Las - Allah-Las
September 18, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
71
7 reviews
User Score
79
9 reviews

25. Patti Smith - Banga

Patti Smith - Banga
June 5, 2012
Punk Rock
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
77
14 reviews

26. Graham Coxon - A+E

Graham Coxon - A+E
April 2, 2012
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
8 reviews
User Score
77
5 reviews

27. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
April 10, 2012
Blues Rock
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
75
34 reviews

28. Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks

Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
March 27, 2012
Rock
Critic Score
71
12 reviews
User Score
71
5 reviews

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
70
4 reviews
User Score
NR

31. Hot Chip - In Our Heads

Hot Chip - In Our Heads
June 11, 2012
Electropop
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
79
73 reviews

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

Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge
May 7, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
69
11 reviews
User Score
68
5 reviews

33. Micachu and the Shapes - Never

Micachu and the Shapes - Never
July 24, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
75
11 reviews
User Score
72
6 reviews

34. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe

Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe
June 12, 2012
Soul
Critic Score
74
13 reviews
User Score
72
11 reviews

35. Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent

Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
August 21, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
73
12 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

36. Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves

Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
May 29, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
71
13 reviews
User Score
72
12 reviews

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
5 reviews
User Score
78
2 reviews

38. Lightships - Electric Cables

Lightships - Electric Cables
April 2, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
67
3 reviews

39. Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun

Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun
February 28, 2012
Post-Rock
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
69
3 reviews

40. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
January 24, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
79
37 reviews

41. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
User Score
81
113 reviews

42. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
July 10, 2012
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
82
22 reviews
User Score
83
135 reviews

43. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana
June 5, 2012
Rock
Critic Score
69
12 reviews
User Score
75
9 reviews

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
74
4 reviews
User Score
72
3 reviews

45. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

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

46. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
21 reviews
User Score
76
56 reviews

47. Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
February 28, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
User Score
81
23 reviews

48. Howlin' Rain - The Russian Wilds

Howlin' Rain - The Russian Wilds
February 14, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
71
8 reviews
User Score
NR

49. Damon Albarn - Dr Dee

Damon Albarn - Dr Dee
May 8, 2012
Critic Score
62
12 reviews
User Score
65
5 reviews

50. Laetitia Sadier - Silencio

Laetitia Sadier - Silencio
July 24, 2012
Post-Rock
Critic Score
68
11 reviews
User Score
60
1 review
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