Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
81
372 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Electronic (8), Hip Hop (7), Synthpop (6), Indie Pop (3), Experimental (3), Electropop (3), R&B (3), Dream Pop (2), Shoegaze (2), Indie Folk (2), Singer-Songwriter (2), Drone (1), Dub Techno (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
80
23 reviews
USER SCORE
83
194 ratings

1. Chromatics - Kill for Love

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

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
89
18 reviews
USER SCORE
88
259 ratings

4. Burial - Kindred

Burial - Kindred
February 12, 2012
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
86
15 reviews
USER SCORE
84
49 ratings

5. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81
77 ratings

6. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
January 14, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
79
40 ratings

7. Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
81
18 reviews
USER SCORE
84
258 ratings

8. TOPS - Tender Opposites

TOPS - Tender Opposites
February 28, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
65
2 reviews
USER SCORE
75
4 ratings

9. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

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

10. Chairlift - Something

Chairlift - Something
January 24, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
76
14 reviews
USER SCORE
80
42 ratings

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

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
18 reviews
USER SCORE
82
72 ratings

12. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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

13. Laurel Halo - Quarantine

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

14. Holy Other - Held

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

15. Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful

Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful
April 10, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
73
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80
3 ratings

16. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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

17. Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt

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

18. Frankie Rose - Interstellar

Frankie Rose - Interstellar
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
75
22 reviews
USER SCORE
76
32 ratings

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
2 ratings

20. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

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

21. Chromatics - Running From the Sun

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

22. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home

Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
September 4, 2012
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
6 reviews
USER SCORE
81
14 ratings

23. Clams Casino - Instrumental 2

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

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
1 rating

26. Dawn Richard - Armor On

Dawn Richard - Armor On
March 27, 2012
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
81
3 reviews
USER SCORE
90
3 ratings

27. Tamaryn - Tender New Signs

Tamaryn - Tender New Signs
October 16, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
72
10 reviews
USER SCORE
78
7 ratings

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
5 ratings

30. 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

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
1 rating

33. Roc Marciano - Reloaded

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

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
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82
25 ratings

37. Lower Dens - Nootropics

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

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
77
2 ratings

41. Taken By Trees - Other Worlds

Taken By Trees - Other Worlds
October 2, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
70
9 reviews
USER SCORE
71
4 ratings

42. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
August 21, 2012
Psychedelic Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
20 reviews
USER SCORE
79
56 ratings

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
76
16 reviews
USER SCORE
75
10 ratings

47. Death Grips - The Money Store

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

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
77
13 reviews
USER SCORE
71
12 ratings

50. Sand Circles - Motor City

Sand Circles - Motor City
April 10, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
80
1 rating
Original Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2012/12/02/gorilla-vs-bears-albums-of-2012/

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