MAGNET's Top 25 Albums of 2012



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
78
357 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Indie Rock (6), Garage Rock (4), Folk (2), Rock (2), Power Pop (2), Singer-Songwriter (2), Sludge Metal (2), Blues Rock (1), Psychedelic Pop (1), Noise Pop (1), Space Rock (1), Hardcore Punk (1), Indie Folk (1), Dream Pop (1), Electronic (1), Folk Rock (1), Alternative Rock (1), Post-Rock (1)

1. The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen - Heaven
May 29, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
22 reviews
USER SCORE
82
61 ratings

2. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
June 26, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
13 reviews
USER SCORE
82
61 ratings

2. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair

Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
April 24, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77
18 ratings

2. Ty Segall - Twins

Ty Segall - Twins
October 9, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
15 reviews
USER SCORE
81
30 ratings

3. Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
18 reviews
USER SCORE
84
253 ratings

4. Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots a UFO

Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots a UFO
June 12, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
11 reviews
USER SCORE
79
6 ratings

4. Guided By Voices - The Bears for Lunch

Guided By Voices - The Bears for Lunch
November 13, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
68
7 reviews
USER SCORE
76
5 ratings

4. Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat the Factory

Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat the Factory
January 1, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
69
18 reviews
USER SCORE
74
8 ratings

5. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
21 reviews
USER SCORE
76
55 ratings

6. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83
121 ratings

7. Swans - The Seer

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

8. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
85
21 reviews
USER SCORE
80
95 ratings

9. The dB's - Falling Off the Sky

The dB's - Falling Off the Sky
June 12, 2012
Power Pop
CRITIC SCORE
61
9 reviews
USER SCORE
100
1 rating

10. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
February 21, 2012
Noise Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
18 reviews
USER SCORE
70
49 ratings

11. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
78
14 reviews
USER SCORE
69
23 ratings

12. Baroness - Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
July 17, 2012
Sludge Metal
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
14 ratings

13. Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now

Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
March 27, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
69
8 reviews
USER SCORE
85
2 ratings

14. OFF! - OFF!

OFF! - OFF!
May 8, 2012
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
76
12 reviews
USER SCORE
73
12 ratings

15. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
81
21 reviews
USER SCORE
82
74 ratings

16. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
August 21, 2012
Psychedelic Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
20 reviews
USER SCORE
79
54 ratings

17. Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
20 reviews
USER SCORE
78
75 ratings

18. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Space Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
20 reviews
USER SCORE
81
94 ratings

19. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
85
22 reviews
USER SCORE
84
249 ratings

20. Redd Kross - Researching the Blues

Redd Kross - Researching the Blues
August 7, 2012
Power Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
10 reviews
USER SCORE
60
1 rating

21. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
April 10, 2012
Blues Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
16 reviews
USER SCORE
75
33 ratings

22. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
March 5, 2012
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
15 reviews
USER SCORE
71
34 ratings

23. Torche - Harmonicraft

Torche - Harmonicraft
April 24, 2012
Sludge Metal
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
79
6 ratings

24. Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy

Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
January 24, 2012
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
65
15 reviews
USER SCORE
71
5 ratings

25. John K. Samson - Provincial

John K. Samson - Provincial
January 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
3 reviews
USER SCORE
95
1 rating
Original Source: http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2012/12/07/magnets-top-25-albums-of-2012/

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