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Piccadilly Records' Top 50 Albums of 2012

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1. Goat - World Music

Goat - World Music
August 20, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
User Score
78
32 reviews

2. 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

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
77
13 reviews
User Score
78
83 reviews

5. Smoke Fairies - Blood Speaks

Smoke Fairies - Blood Speaks
May 22, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
70
4 reviews
User Score
86
4 reviews

6. Moon Duo - Circles

Moon Duo - Circles
October 2, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
71
14 reviews
User Score
78
6 reviews

7. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
82
129 reviews

8. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

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

9. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
22 reviews
User Score
83
261 reviews

10. Friends - Manifest!

Friends - Manifest!
June 5, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
63
11 reviews
User Score
62
10 reviews

11. Toy - Toy

Toy - Toy
September 10, 2012
Shoegaze
Critic Score
76
11 reviews
User Score
79
25 reviews

12. 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

13. Crocodiles - Endless Flowers

Crocodiles - Endless Flowers
June 5, 2012
Shoegaze
Critic Score
69
11 reviews
User Score
73
7 reviews

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
1 review

15. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Space Rock
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
User Score
82
99 reviews

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
74
4 reviews
User Score
72
3 reviews

17. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
80
23 reviews
User Score
82
209 reviews

18. Peaking Lights - Lucifer

Peaking Lights - Lucifer
June 19, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
76
16 reviews
User Score
75
10 reviews

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
84
17 reviews
User Score
82
95 reviews

21. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

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

22. Fort Romeau - Kingdoms

Fort Romeau - Kingdoms
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
45
1 review

23. Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times and the Tides

Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times and the Tides
March 20, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
62
3 reviews

24. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II

Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
September 11, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
75
11 reviews
User Score
81
23 reviews

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
7 reviews
User Score
NR

26. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
May 28, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
69
11 reviews
User Score
80
190 reviews

27. THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE

THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE
March 27, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
13 reviews
User Score
71
12 reviews

28. Disappears - Pre Language

Disappears - Pre Language
February 28, 2012
Shoegaze
Critic Score
66
8 reviews
User Score
74
2 reviews

29. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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

30. The xx - Coexist

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

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
83
14 reviews
User Score
74
47 reviews

33. The Soft Moon - Zeros

The Soft Moon - Zeros
October 30, 2012
Post-Punk
Critic Score
71
10 reviews
User Score
78
8 reviews

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
77
18 reviews
User Score
81
79 reviews

37. 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

38. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
Critic Score
89
20 reviews
User Score
85
150 reviews

39. Field Music - Plumb

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

40. Jack White - Blunderbuss

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

41. Bill Fay - Life Is People

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

42. Füxa - Electric Sound of Summer

Füxa - Electric Sound of Summer
May 8, 2012
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
73
1 review

43. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
April 10, 2012
Blues Rock
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
76
36 reviews

44. Cat Power - Sun

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

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
2 reviews

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
1 review

48. Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
Critic Score
81
18 reviews
User Score
85
275 reviews

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
73
14 reviews
User Score
78
10 reviews
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