Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
76
743 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Folk (9), Garage Rock (6), Indie Rock (5), Electronic (5), Singer-Songwriter (5), Rock (5), Indie Pop (4), Experimental (3), Psychedelic Rock (3), Alt-Country (3), Soul (2), Alternative Rock (2), Post-Rock (2), Blues (2), Art Pop (2), R&B (1), Folk Rock (1), Synthpop (1), Jazz (1), Classic Rock (1), Dream Pop (1), Lo-Fi (1), Punk Rock (1), Electropop (1), Experimental Rock (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Chamber Pop (1), Blues Rock (1), Shoegaze (1), Post-Punk (1), Indie Folk (1)

1. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

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

2. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
77
14 reviews
USER SCORE
69
24 ratings

3. Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
20 reviews
USER SCORE
77
77 ratings

4. Dr. John - Locked Down

Dr. John - Locked Down
April 3, 2012
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
79
13 reviews
USER SCORE
77
15 ratings

5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
91
23 reviews
USER SCORE
84
275 ratings

6. Bill Fay - Life Is People

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

7. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair

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

8. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
22 reviews
USER SCORE
84
252 ratings

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 ratings

10. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
March 5, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
15 reviews
USER SCORE
71
34 ratings

11. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87
308 ratings

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 rating

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 ratings

14. Paul Buchanan - Mid Air

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

15. Field Music - Plumb

Field Music - Plumb
February 14, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
17 reviews
USER SCORE
70
12 ratings

16. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

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

17. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
80
23 reviews
USER SCORE
83
194 ratings

18. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
21 reviews
USER SCORE
82
75 ratings

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 ratings

20. The xx - Coexist

The xx - Coexist
September 11, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
21 reviews
USER SCORE
75
111 ratings

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 ratings

22. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
February 7, 2012
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
17 reviews
USER SCORE
67
10 ratings

23. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

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

24. Allah-Las - Allah-Las

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

25. Patti Smith - Banga

Patti Smith - Banga
June 5, 2012
Punk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77
14 ratings

26. Graham Coxon - A+E

Graham Coxon - A+E
April 2, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
8 reviews
USER SCORE
77
5 ratings

27. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
April 10, 2012
Blues Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
16 reviews
USER SCORE
75
33 ratings

28. Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks

Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
March 27, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
12 reviews
USER SCORE
71
5 ratings

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 ratings

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

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

33. Micachu and the Shapes - Never

Micachu and the Shapes - Never
July 24, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
75
11 reviews
USER SCORE
72
6 ratings

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
74
10 ratings

35. Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent

Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
August 21, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
73
12 reviews
USER SCORE
79
2 ratings

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
11 ratings

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 ratings

38. Lightships - Electric Cables

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

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 ratings

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 ratings

41. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
84
21 reviews
USER SCORE
80
104 ratings

42. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
July 10, 2012
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
22 reviews
USER SCORE
83
133 ratings

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 ratings

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 ratings

45. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83
127 ratings

46. Cat Power - Sun

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

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 ratings

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 ratings

50. Laetitia Sadier - Silencio

Laetitia Sadier - Silencio
July 24, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
68
11 reviews
USER SCORE
60
1 rating
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