FILTER's Top 20 of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
80
138 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Synthpop (2), Dream Pop (2), Electropop (2), Folk (2), Post-Rock (2), Garage Rock (1), Experimental Rock (1), Indie Rock (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Hip Hop (1), Shoegaze (1), Psychedelic Rock (1), Rock (1), Lo-Fi (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Indie Pop (1), Electronic (1), R&B (1)

1. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87
301 ratings

2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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

3. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
80
23 reviews
USER SCORE
83
190 ratings

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
89
18 reviews
USER SCORE
88
256 ratings

5. Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs

Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs
April 24, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
58
8 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

6. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
21 reviews
USER SCORE
76
56 ratings

7. Mumford & Sons - Babel

Mumford & Sons - Babel
September 25, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
55
15 reviews
USER SCORE
59
59 ratings

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
17 reviews
USER SCORE
82
86 ratings

9. Niki & The Dove - Instinct

Niki & The Dove - Instinct
May 14, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
79
15 reviews
USER SCORE
76
17 ratings

10. Beach House - Bloom

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

11. Miike Snow - Happy to You

Miike Snow - Happy to You
March 27, 2012
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
65
12 reviews
USER SCORE
72
12 ratings

12. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
23 reviews
USER SCORE
79
57 ratings

13. Sigur Rós - Valtari

Sigur Rós - Valtari
May 28, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
21 reviews
USER SCORE
78
46 ratings

14. DIIV - Oshin

DIIV - Oshin
June 26, 2012
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
79
15 reviews
USER SCORE
81
101 ratings

15. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
79
47 ratings

16. Chromatics - Kill for Love

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

17. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
87
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84
167 ratings

18. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
84
21 reviews
USER SCORE
80
98 ratings

19. Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
20 reviews
USER SCORE
78
75 ratings

20. The xx - Coexist

The xx - Coexist
September 11, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
21 reviews
USER SCORE
75
107 ratings
Original Source: http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/news/entry/filters_top_10_of_2012_staff_picks

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