Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2012

Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2012

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1. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
80
27 reviews
User Score
82
267 reviews

1. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
User Score
81
151 reviews

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
87
20 reviews
User Score
89
397 reviews

4. Burial - Kindred

Burial - Kindred
February 12, 2012
Dubstep
Critic Score
86
15 reviews
User Score
84
60 reviews

5. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
Critic Score
83
25 reviews
User Score
82
99 reviews

6. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
January 14, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
12 reviews
User Score
80
52 reviews

7. Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
Critic Score
78
27 reviews
User Score
85
329 reviews

8. TOPS - Tender Opposites

TOPS - Tender Opposites
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
63
2 reviews
User Score
74
5 reviews

9. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
84
11 reviews
User Score
80
83 reviews

10. Chairlift - Something

Chairlift - Something
January 24, 2012
Electropop
Critic Score
77
20 reviews
User Score
80
49 reviews

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

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
19 reviews
User Score
83
105 reviews

12. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
Critic Score
83
26 reviews
User Score
83
298 reviews

13. Laurel Halo - Quarantine

Laurel Halo - Quarantine
May 29, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
76
14 reviews
User Score
81
41 reviews

14. Holy Other - Held

Holy Other - Held
August 28, 2012
Witch House
Critic Score
79
14 reviews
User Score
79
16 reviews

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
79
4 reviews

16. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
92
29 reviews
User Score
85
381 reviews

17. Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt

Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt
November 6, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
80
8 reviews

18. Frankie Rose - Interstellar

Frankie Rose - Interstellar
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
74
24 reviews
User Score
76
34 reviews

19. Symmetry - Themes For An Imaginary Film

Symmetry - Themes For An Imaginary Film
April 23, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
User Score
77
3 reviews

20. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
October 29, 2012
Dub Techno
Critic Score
84
12 reviews
User Score
82
74 reviews

21. Chromatics - Running From the Sun

Chromatics - Running From the Sun
November 5, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
79
5 reviews

22. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home

Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
September 4, 2012
Indie Folk
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
User Score
81
19 reviews

23. Clams Casino - Instrumental 2

Clams Casino - Instrumental 2
June 4, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
81
7 reviews
User Score
78
17 reviews

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 review

26. Dawn Richard - Armor On

Dawn Richard - Armor On
March 27, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
81
3 reviews
User Score
92
4 reviews

27. Tamaryn - Tender New Signs

Tamaryn - Tender New Signs
October 16, 2012
Shoegaze
Critic Score
70
13 reviews
User Score
78
10 reviews

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
85
7 reviews
User Score
NR

29. Mirrorring - Foreign Body

Mirrorring - Foreign Body
March 20, 2012
Drone
Critic Score
73
8 reviews
User Score
73
5 reviews

30. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

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

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 review

33. Roc Marciano - Reloaded

Roc Marciano - Reloaded
November 13, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
9 reviews
User Score
72
11 reviews

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
75
12 reviews
User Score
78
27 reviews

37. Lower Dens - Nootropics

Lower Dens - Nootropics
May 1, 2012
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
User Score
79
26 reviews

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
75
2 reviews

41. Taken By Trees - Other Worlds

Taken By Trees - Other Worlds
October 2, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
9 reviews
User Score
72
5 reviews

42. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
August 21, 2012
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
73
27 reviews
User Score
79
75 reviews

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
80
1 review

46. Peaking Lights - Lucifer

Peaking Lights - Lucifer
June 19, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
74
11 reviews

47. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
18 reviews
User Score
85
240 reviews

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
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
73
17 reviews

50. Sand Circles - Motor City

Sand Circles - Motor City
April 10, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
86
2 reviews
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