Cokemachineglow's Top 50 Albums of 2012

Cokemachineglow's Top 50 Albums of 2012

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50. Lambchop - Mr. M

Lambchop - Mr. M
February 21, 2012
Alt-Country
Critic Score
78
24 reviews
User Score
77
40 reviews

49. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips
March 12, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
5 reviews
User Score
77
35 reviews

48. Each Other - Heavily Spaced

Each Other - Heavily Spaced
October 25, 2012
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

47. Purity Ring - Shrines

Purity Ring - Shrines
July 24, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
78
31 reviews
User Score
79
273 reviews

46. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
February 21, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
22 reviews
User Score
82
157 reviews

45. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
83
27 reviews
User Score
81
262 reviews

44. Aesop Rock - Skelethon

Aesop Rock - Skelethon
July 10, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
77
46 reviews

43. The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen - Heaven
May 29, 2012
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
28 reviews
User Score
80
91 reviews

42. Zammuto - Zammuto

Zammuto - Zammuto
April 3, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
77
13 reviews
User Score
76
25 reviews

41. Amanda Jo Williams - The Bear Eats Me

Amanda Jo Williams - The Bear Eats Me
June 19, 2012
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

40. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
82
13 reviews
User Score
79
140 reviews

39. Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship

Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
May 8, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
73
19 reviews
User Score
76
17 reviews

38. Merchandise - Children of Desire

Merchandise - Children of Desire
February 10, 2012
Post-Punk
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
80
12 reviews

37. Hot Chip - In Our Heads

Hot Chip - In Our Heads
June 11, 2012
Electropop
Critic Score
74
30 reviews
User Score
79
115 reviews

36. Future - Pluto

Future - Pluto
April 17, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
69
9 reviews
User Score
69
40 reviews

35. Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't

Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't
September 4, 2012
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
24 reviews
User Score
76
36 reviews

34. Dustin Wong - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads

Dustin Wong - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
January 11, 2012
Critic Score
72
10 reviews
User Score
NR

33. White Lung - Sorry

White Lung - Sorry
May 29, 2012
Punk
Critic Score
76
5 reviews
User Score
78
25 reviews

32. Disasterpeace - Fez

Disasterpeace - Fez
April 13, 2012
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

31. John Talabot - ƒIN

John Talabot - ƒIN
February 14, 2012
Deep House
Critic Score
85
16 reviews
User Score
81
104 reviews

30. Solange - True

Solange - True
November 27, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
76
11 reviews
User Score
83
70 reviews

29. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
May 22, 2012
Indie Folk
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
80
80 reviews

29. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
Post-Rock
Critic Score
80
12 reviews
User Score
77
41 reviews

28. Laurel Halo - Quarantine

Laurel Halo - Quarantine
May 29, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
77
16 reviews
User Score
82
56 reviews

27. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
January 24, 2012
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
27 reviews
User Score
82
274 reviews

26. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
82
28 reviews
User Score
79
80 reviews

25. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
92
32 reviews
User Score
87
895 reviews

Channel Orange is going to be the standard to beat for some time. And it might very well be the best R&B album of our young decade.

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24. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Space Rock
Critic Score
80
31 reviews
User Score
81
147 reviews

23. Deerhoof - Breakup Song

Deerhoof - Breakup Song
September 4, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
78
38 reviews

22. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
Critic Score
82
28 reviews
User Score
82
161 reviews

21. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
January 14, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
79
96 reviews

20. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
December 4, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
76
24 reviews
User Score
78
38 reviews

19. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
79
25 reviews
User Score
81
116 reviews

18. Burial - Kindred

Burial - Kindred
February 12, 2012
Dubstep
Critic Score
85
17 reviews
User Score
85
104 reviews

17. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
80
23 reviews
User Score
80
220 reviews

16. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
October 29, 2012
Dub Techno
Critic Score
83
14 reviews
User Score
82
124 reviews

15. .L.W.H. - CIA TV

.L.W.H. - CIA TV
September 9, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

14. Shackleton - Music For the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs

Shackleton - Music For the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs
April 30, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
85
7 reviews
User Score
83
3 reviews

13. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
October 16, 2012
Post-Rock
Critic Score
85
25 reviews
User Score
83
235 reviews

12. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
83
27 reviews
User Score
81
233 reviews

11. The Men - Open Your Heart

The Men - Open Your Heart
March 6, 2012
Noise Rock
Critic Score
83
22 reviews
User Score
79
91 reviews

10. Friendzone - Collection 1

Friendzone - Collection 1
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

9. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
22 reviews
User Score
82
186 reviews

8. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
87
28 reviews
User Score
87
847 reviews

7. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
87
27 reviews
User Score
84
363 reviews

6. Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
Critic Score
78
31 reviews
User Score
85
609 reviews

Its production value is higher, each song’s many layers are audible, and the synths sound expensive. Fortunately, the band is able to match each dollar spent on Bloom’s production with solid raw material.

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5. 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
24 reviews
User Score
90
1052 reviews

4. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Julia Holter - Ekstasis
March 6, 2012
Art Pop
Critic Score
82
17 reviews
User Score
80
104 reviews

3. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
27 reviews
User Score
81
131 reviews

2. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
Critic Score
79
31 reviews
User Score
81
546 reviews

Visions, Boucher’s fourth formal release in just under two years and the best thing she’s yet put her name to by far, is very likely to be weird music’s worldwide coming out party.

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1. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
Critic Score
87
29 reviews
User Score
85
298 reviews
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