The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2012

The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2012

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49. The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough

The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

48. John Talabot - ƒIN

February 14, 2012
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

47. Zammuto - Zammuto

April 3, 2012
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

46. Murder Construct - Results

Murder Construct - Results
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

45. Beach House - Bloom

May 15, 2012
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

43. The Bad Plus - Made Possible

September 25, 2012
Critic Score
73
7 reviews

42. Karriem Riggins - Alone Together

October 22, 2012
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

41. Tame Impala - Lonerism

October 9, 2012
Critic Score
87
28 reviews

With a more colorful recording, bolder experiments, and more expansive jams, Australia's Tame Impala shows nothing but improvement on their sophomore effort, Lonerism.

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39. Deerhoof - Breakup Song

September 4, 2012
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

38. Recondite - On Acid

Recondite - On Acid
April 2, 2012
Critic Score
77
4 reviews

36. Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte

Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte
August 14, 2012
Critic Score
74
4 reviews

35. Wild Nothing - Nocturne

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
77
21 reviews

33. Holograms - Holograms

Holograms - Holograms
July 10, 2012
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

32. The Evens - The Odds

November 20, 2012
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

29. Pile - Dripping

Pile - Dripping
October 23, 2012
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

27. Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N a Day

Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N a Day
March 5, 2012
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

26. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

March 12, 2012
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

25. High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis

April 3, 2012
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

24. iamamiwhoami - Kin

June 12, 2012
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

23. White Suns - Sinews

April 17, 2012
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

22. Loma Prieta - I.V.

Loma Prieta - I.V.
January 17, 2012
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

20. Matthew Dear - Beams

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
79
23 reviews

17. Soap&Skin - Narrow

Soap&Skin - Narrow
February 13, 2012
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

12. Billy Woods - History Will Absolve Me

Billy Woods - History Will Absolve Me
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
80
1 review

11. Swans - The Seer

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
87
29 reviews

7. BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG2

April 3, 2012
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

3. Ondatrópica - Ondatrópica

Ondatrópica - Ondatrópica
July 16, 2012
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

2. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

October 22, 2012
Critic Score
89
24 reviews

With good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar drops what's easily hip hop's most cinematic album of 2012.

1. Death Grips - The Money Store

April 24, 2012
Critic Score
82
21 reviews
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