FILTER's Top 20 of 2012

FILTER's Top 20 of 2012

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1. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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

2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
91
26 reviews
User Score
85
357 reviews

3. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
79
25 reviews
User Score
82
256 reviews

4. 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
19 reviews
User Score
89
369 reviews

5. Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs

Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs
April 24, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
59
8 reviews
User Score
NR

6. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
24 reviews
User Score
76
65 reviews

7. Mumford & Sons - Babel

Mumford & Sons - Babel
September 25, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
54
19 reviews
User Score
56
78 reviews

8. 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
22 reviews
User Score
83
119 reviews

9. Niki & The Dove - Instinct

Niki & The Dove - Instinct
May 14, 2012
Electropop
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
75
23 reviews

10. Beach House - Bloom

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

11. Miike Snow - Happy to You

Miike Snow - Happy to You
March 27, 2012
Electropop
Critic Score
66
13 reviews
User Score
71
15 reviews

12. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
83
26 reviews
User Score
79
66 reviews

13. Sigur Rós - Valtari

Sigur Rós - Valtari
May 28, 2012
Post-Rock
Critic Score
75
24 reviews
User Score
77
67 reviews

14. DIIV - Oshin

DIIV - Oshin
June 26, 2012
Shoegaze
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
User Score
81
125 reviews

15. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
Indie Folk
Critic Score
76
13 reviews
User Score
79
65 reviews

16. Chromatics - Kill for Love

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

17. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
87
21 reviews
User Score
85
203 reviews

18. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

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

19. Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Rock
Critic Score
80
24 reviews
User Score
77
95 reviews

20. The xx - Coexist

The xx - Coexist
September 11, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
27 reviews
User Score
75
147 reviews
Original Source: http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/news/entry/filters_top_10_of_2012_staff_picks

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