TIME's Top 10 Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
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Genre Breakdown
Hip Hop (3), Experimental Rock (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), R&B (1), Indie Rock (1), Post-Rock (1)

1. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
88
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84
163 ratings

2. 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
248 ratings

3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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

4. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
July 10, 2012
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
22 reviews
USER SCORE
83
128 ratings

5. Getatchew Mekuria & the Ex & Friends - Y'anbessaw Tezeta

Getatchew Mekuria & the Ex & Friends - Y'anbessaw Tezeta
July 17, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

6. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
90
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84
134 ratings

7. Various Artists - Listen Whitey! Sounds of Black Power 1967-74

Various Artists - Listen Whitey! Sounds of Black Power 1967-74
February 28, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
90
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

8. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth

The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
October 2, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80
16 ratings

9. Azealia Banks - 1991

Azealia Banks - 1991
May 29, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
74
8 reviews
USER SCORE
74
20 ratings

10. 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
69 ratings
Original Source: http://entertainment.time.com/2012/12/04/top-10-albums/

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