Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 81
Based on 372 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Electronic (8), Hip Hop (7), Synthpop (6), Experimental (4), Indie Pop (3), Electropop (3), R&B (3), Shoegaze (2), Indie Folk (2), Singer-Songwriter (2), Dream Pop (1), Dub Techno (1), Drone (1), Soul (1), Lo-Fi (1), Psychedelic Pop (1), Witch House (1), Indie Rock (1), Dubstep (1)

1. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
81
23 reviews
USER SCORE
82

1. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
82

3. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
90
18 reviews
USER SCORE
88

4. Burial - Kindred

Burial - Kindred
February 12, 2012
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
87
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83

5. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
84
18 reviews
USER SCORE
80

6. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
January 14, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
81
12 reviews
USER SCORE
79

7. Beach House - Bloom

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

8. TOPS - Tender Opposites

TOPS - Tender Opposites
February 28, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
65
2 reviews
USER SCORE
71

9. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
84
10 reviews
USER SCORE
81

10. Chairlift - Something

Chairlift - Something
January 24, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
77
14 reviews
USER SCORE
79

11. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
85
18 reviews
USER SCORE
82

12. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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

13. Laurel Halo - Quarantine

Laurel Halo - Quarantine
May 29, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
78
14 reviews
USER SCORE
81

14. Holy Other - Held

Holy Other - Held
August 28, 2012
Witch House
CRITIC SCORE
80
14 reviews
USER SCORE
78

15. Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful

Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful
April 10, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80

16. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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

17. Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt

Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt
November 6, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
73
3 reviews
USER SCORE
84

18. Frankie Rose - Interstellar

Frankie Rose - Interstellar
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
76
22 reviews
USER SCORE
76

19. Symmetry - Themes For An Imaginary Film

Symmetry - Themes For An Imaginary Film
April 23, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
77
4 reviews
USER SCORE
78

20. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
October 29, 2012
Dub Techno
CRITIC SCORE
85
11 reviews
USER SCORE
83

21. Chromatics - Running From the Sun

Chromatics - Running From the Sun
November 5, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
76

22. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home

Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
September 4, 2012
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
6 reviews
USER SCORE
83

23. Clams Casino - Instrumental 2

Clams Casino - Instrumental 2
June 4, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
81
7 reviews
USER SCORE
78

24. Nicolas Jaar - Don't Break My Love - Virtual Edition

Nicolas Jaar - Don't Break My Love - Virtual Edition
November 19, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

25. Fort Romeau - Kingdoms

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

26. Dawn Richard - Armor On

Dawn Richard - Armor On
March 27, 2012
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
82
3 reviews
USER SCORE
90

27. Tamaryn - Tender New Signs

Tamaryn - Tender New Signs
October 16, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
72
10 reviews
USER SCORE
79

28. 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

29. Mirrorring - Foreign Body

Mirrorring - Foreign Body
March 20, 2012
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
75
8 reviews
USER SCORE
73

30. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
85
21 reviews
USER SCORE
80

31. Phèdre - Phèdre

Phèdre - Phèdre
February 14, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
65
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

32. LOL Boys - Changes

LOL Boys - Changes
July 17, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
90

33. Roc Marciano - Reloaded

Roc Marciano - Reloaded
November 13, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
79
9 reviews
USER SCORE
74

34. Fight Bite - Fight Bite

Fight Bite - Fight Bite
May 22, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

35. Sam Flax - Age Waves

Sam Flax - Age Waves
February 17, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

36. Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze

Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze
September 25, 2012
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82

37. Lower Dens - Nootropics

Lower Dens - Nootropics
May 1, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
81
18 reviews
USER SCORE
80

38. Las Malas Amistades - Maleza

Las Malas Amistades - Maleza
July 3, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

39. Lace Curtains - The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness

Lace Curtains - The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness
August 1, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

40. Ryan Hemsworth - Last Words

Ryan Hemsworth - Last Words
August 21, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
78
2 reviews
USER SCORE
80

41. Taken By Trees - Other Worlds

Taken By Trees - Other Worlds
October 2, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
71
9 reviews
USER SCORE
71

42. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
August 21, 2012
Psychedelic Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
20 reviews
USER SCORE
79

43. Antwon - End of Earth

Antwon - End of Earth
August 2, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

44. Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games

Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games
October 19, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

45. Molly Nilsson - History

Molly Nilsson - History
December 14, 2011
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

46. Peaking Lights - Lucifer

Peaking Lights - Lucifer
June 19, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
16 reviews
USER SCORE
75

47. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
15 reviews
USER SCORE
85

48. Pure Bathing Culture - Pure Bathing Culture

Pure Bathing Culture - Pure Bathing Culture
May 22, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
50
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

49. THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE

THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE
March 27, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
71

50. Sand Circles - Motor City

Sand Circles - Motor City
April 10, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
80

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