PopMatters' Best Indie Pop Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
76
48 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Indie Pop (4), Singer-Songwriter (1), Chamber Pop (1)

1. Allo Darlin' - Europe

Allo Darlin' - Europe
April 17, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
81
12 reviews
User Score
77
21 reviews

Allo Darlin’ and Europe indeed do have what it takes to be a band and album that mean so much to the particular people to whom they mean so much to.

2. Advance Base - A Shut-In's Prayer

Advance Base - A Shut-In's Prayer
May 15, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
77
6 reviews
User Score
NR

3. The Smittens - Believe Me

The Smittens - Believe Me
July 23, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

4. Tennis - Young & Old

Tennis - Young & Old
February 14, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
66
16 reviews
User Score
75
18 reviews

Ultimately, Young and Old does feel a bit like the work of a band that’s doing something new because it’s supposed to be doing something new.

5. Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't

Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't
September 4, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
79
20 reviews

6. One Happy Island - A Purpose of the Surface

One Happy Island - A Purpose of the Surface
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

7. Jon DeRosa - A Wolf In Preacher's Clothes

Jon DeRosa - A Wolf In Preacher's Clothes
May 8, 2012
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
NR

8. Literature - Arab Spring

Literature - Arab Spring
January 1, 2012
Critic Score
NR
User Score
83
2 reviews

9. The School - Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything

The School - Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything
May 15, 2012
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

10. High Water Marks - Pretending to be Loud

High Water Marks - Pretending to be Loud
March 19, 2012
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR
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