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MAGNET's Top 25 Albums of 2012

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1. The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen - Heaven
May 29, 2012
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
22 reviews
User Score
81
64 reviews

2. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
June 26, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
81
13 reviews
User Score
82
66 reviews

2. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair

Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
April 24, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
80
12 reviews
User Score
77
19 reviews

2. Ty Segall - Twins

Ty Segall - Twins
October 9, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
81
31 reviews

3. Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
Critic Score
81
18 reviews
User Score
85
272 reviews

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 reviews

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 reviews

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 reviews

5. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
21 reviews
User Score
76
56 reviews

6. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
84
19 reviews
User Score
83
132 reviews

7. Swans - The Seer

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

8. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
User Score
81
113 reviews

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 review

10. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
February 21, 2012
Noise Pop
Critic Score
76
18 reviews
User Score
70
50 reviews

11. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
User Score
70
25 reviews

12. Baroness - Yellow & Green

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

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 reviews

14. OFF! - OFF!

OFF! - OFF!
May 8, 2012
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
75
12 reviews
User Score
73
12 reviews

15. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
80
21 reviews
User Score
82
76 reviews

16. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
August 21, 2012
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
73
20 reviews
User Score
79
58 reviews

17. Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Rock
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
77
79 reviews

18. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Space Rock
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
User Score
82
97 reviews

19. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
22 reviews
User Score
84
257 reviews

20. Redd Kross - Researching the Blues

Redd Kross - Researching the Blues
August 7, 2012
Power Pop
Critic Score
75
10 reviews
User Score
60
1 review

21. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
April 10, 2012
Blues Rock
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
75
34 reviews

22. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
March 5, 2012
Rock
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
71
35 reviews

23. Torche - Harmonicraft

Torche - Harmonicraft
April 24, 2012
Sludge Metal
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
79
6 reviews

24. Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy

Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
January 24, 2012
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
64
15 reviews
User Score
71
5 reviews

25. John K. Samson - Provincial

John K. Samson - Provincial
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
95
1 review
Original Source: http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2012/12/07/magnets-top-25-albums-of-2012/

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