Piccadilly Records' Top 50 Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
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Genre Breakdown:
Experimental (5), Electronic (5), Indie Pop (5), Folk (4), Shoegaze (3), Psychedelic Rock (3), Synthpop (2), Post-Rock (2), Indie Rock (2), Hip Hop (2), Rock (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Indie Folk (1), Psychedelic (1), Garage Rock (1), Post-Punk (1), Alt-Country (1), Krautrock (1), Space Rock (1), Dream Pop (1), Blues Rock (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1)

1. Goat - World Music

Goat - World Music
August 20, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
6 reviews
USER SCORE
77

2. 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

3. White Manna - White Manna

White Manna - White Manna
June 12, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

4. Django Django - Django Django

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

5. Smoke Fairies - Blood Speaks

Smoke Fairies - Blood Speaks
May 22, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
70
4 reviews
USER SCORE
86

6. Moon Duo - Circles

Moon Duo - Circles
October 2, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
14 reviews
USER SCORE
77

7. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81

8. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

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

9. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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

10. Friends - Manifest!

Friends - Manifest!
June 5, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
61
9 reviews
USER SCORE
63

11. Toy - Toy

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

12. 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

13. Crocodiles - Endless Flowers

Crocodiles - Endless Flowers
June 5, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
70
11 reviews
USER SCORE
71

14. Loops of Your Heart - And Never Ending Nights

Loops of Your Heart - And Never Ending Nights
February 13, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
76
6 reviews
USER SCORE
70

15. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Space Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
19 reviews
USER SCORE
82

16. 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

17. Grimes - Visions

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

18. Peaking Lights - Lucifer

Peaking Lights - Lucifer
June 19, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
16 reviews
USER SCORE
74

19. Pretty Lightning - There Are Witches in the Woods

Pretty Lightning - There Are Witches in the Woods
March 27, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

20. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
October 16, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
16 reviews
USER SCORE
81

21. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

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

22. Fort Romeau - Kingdoms

Fort Romeau - Kingdoms
March 6, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
78
3 reviews
USER SCORE
45

23. Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times and the Tides

Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times and the Tides
March 20, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
73
14 reviews
USER SCORE
62

24. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II

Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
September 11, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80

25. Shackleton - Music For the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs

Shackleton - Music For the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs
April 30, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
84
6 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

26. ∆ (Alt-J) - An Awesome Wave

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

27. THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE

THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE
March 27, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
70

28. Disappears - Pre Language

Disappears - Pre Language
February 28, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
66
8 reviews
USER SCORE
85

29. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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

30. The xx - Coexist

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

31. Woolfy vs Projections - The Return of Love

Woolfy vs Projections - The Return of Love
September 11, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
70
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

32. Actress - R.I.P.

Actress - R.I.P.
April 24, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
84
13 reviews
USER SCORE
73

33. The Soft Moon - Zeros

The Soft Moon - Zeros
October 30, 2012
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
72
10 reviews
USER SCORE
76

34. Pollyn - Living in Patterns

Pollyn - Living in Patterns
July 17, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
50
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

35. Eat Lights Become Lights - Heavy Electrics

Eat Lights Become Lights - Heavy Electrics
September 4, 2012
Krautrock
CRITIC SCORE
60
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

36. Wild Nothing - Nocturne

Wild Nothing - Nocturne
August 28, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
78
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81

37. Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold

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

38. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
90
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83

39. Field Music - Plumb

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

40. Jack White - Blunderbuss

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

41. Bill Fay - Life Is People

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

42. Füxa - Electric Sound of Summer

Füxa - Electric Sound of Summer
May 8, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
73

43. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

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

44. Cat Power - Sun

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

45. Seahawks - Aquadisco

Seahawks - Aquadisco
September 17, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

46. Maria Minerva - Will Happiness Find Me?

Maria Minerva - Will Happiness Find Me?
September 4, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
73
6 reviews
USER SCORE
81

47. Tim Burgess - Oh No I Love You

Tim Burgess - Oh No I Love You
October 1, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
70
4 reviews
USER SCORE
68

48. Beach House - Bloom

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

49. 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

50. JJ Doom - Key to the Kuffs

JJ Doom - Key to the Kuffs
August 21, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
74
14 reviews
USER SCORE
77

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