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BBC Music's Top 25 Albums of 2012

BBC Music's Top 25 Albums of 2012

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1. 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
280 reviews

2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
91
23 reviews
User Score
84
290 reviews

3. Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar

Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar
June 4, 2012
Soul
Critic Score
71
8 reviews
User Score
95
2 reviews

4. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
Critic Score
83
18 reviews
User Score
81
84 reviews

5. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble
June 12, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
77
14 reviews

6. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
16 reviews
User Score
85
173 reviews

7. Busy Signal - Reggae Music Again

Busy Signal - Reggae Music Again
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

8. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
September 11, 2012
Art Pop
Critic Score
72
18 reviews
User Score
75
39 reviews

9. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
May 28, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
69
11 reviews
User Score
80
190 reviews

10. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
April 10, 2012
Blues Rock
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
76
36 reviews

11. Mala - Mala in Cuba

Mala - Mala in Cuba
September 11, 2012
Dubstep
Critic Score
75
8 reviews
User Score
83
2 reviews

12. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse

Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
March 26, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
79
9 reviews
User Score
82
1 review

13. Baroness - Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
July 17, 2012
Sludge Metal
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
81
15 reviews

14. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
April 3, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
59
13 reviews
User Score
55
26 reviews

15. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
Critic Score
89
20 reviews
User Score
85
150 reviews

16. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
83
23 reviews
User Score
79
60 reviews

17. Django Django - Django Django

Django Django - Django Django
January 30, 2012
Psychedelic
Critic Score
77
13 reviews
User Score
78
84 reviews

18. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
82
129 reviews

19. Bill Fay - Life Is People

Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
User Score
79
7 reviews

20. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
79
50 reviews

21. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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

22. Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events

Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events
June 5, 2012
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
60
7 reviews
User Score
55
4 reviews

23. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
January 24, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
79
38 reviews

24. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
84
10 reviews
User Score
81
64 reviews

25. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
22 reviews
User Score
83
261 reviews
Original Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcmusic/2012/12/bbc_music_top_25_albums_of_2012.html

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