BBC Music's Top 25 Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
80
269 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Folk (3), R&B (3), Hip Hop (3), Electronic (2), Soul (2), Dubstep (1), Experimental Rock (1), Psychedelic Rock (1), Neo-Soul (1), Blues Rock (1), Sludge Metal (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Psychedelic (1), Indie Folk (1), Experimental (1), Indie Rock (1), Synthpop (1), Art Pop (1), Post-Rock (1)

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
263 ratings

2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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

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 ratings

4. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81
79 ratings

5. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble
June 12, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
9 reviews
USER SCORE
76
13 ratings

6. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
16 reviews
USER SCORE
85
164 ratings

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
37 ratings

9. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
May 28, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
69
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80
176 ratings

10. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
April 10, 2012
Blues Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
16 reviews
USER SCORE
75
33 ratings

11. Mala - Mala in Cuba

Mala - Mala in Cuba
September 11, 2012
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
75
8 reviews
USER SCORE
83
2 ratings

12. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse

Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
March 26, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
79
9 reviews
USER SCORE
82
1 rating

13. Baroness - Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
July 17, 2012
Sludge Metal
CRITIC SCORE
76
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
14 ratings

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
54
23 ratings

15. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
20 reviews
USER SCORE
85
146 ratings

16. Liars - WIXIW

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

17. Django Django - Django Django

Django Django - Django Django
January 30, 2012
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
77
13 reviews
USER SCORE
78
77 ratings

18. Chromatics - Kill for Love

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

19. Bill Fay - Life Is People

Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
6 reviews
USER SCORE
77
6 ratings

20. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

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

21. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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

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 ratings

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
37 ratings

24. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
84
10 reviews
USER SCORE
81
62 ratings

25. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
22 reviews
USER SCORE
84
254 ratings
Original Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcmusic/2012/12/bbc_music_top_25_albums_of_2012.html

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