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2012 Music End of The Year Summary

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These numbers are obtained from the 40 lists found along the right side of this page.

Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange 9 11 3 8 6 1 255
2. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city 5 3 5 8 6 2 164
3. Tame Impala - Lonerism 3 3 0 10 9 7 138
4. Grimes - Visions 2 5 1 7 7 6 128
5. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel 3 1 4 7 4 3 112
6. Swans - The Seer 2 0 1 12 5 7 108
7. Japandroids - Celebration Rock 0 2 2 12 3 5 102
8. Beach House - Bloom 0 0 2 10 6 7 87
9. Jessie Ware - Devotion 1 1 1 7 6 7 84
10. Chromatics - Kill for Love 1 1 0 5 11 6 82
Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
11. Grizzly Bear - Shields 0 0 0 7 13 8 82
12. Jack White - Blunderbuss 1 0 2 3 12 5 78
13. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes 2 0 0 5 8 8 77
14. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp 1 0 0 4 11 6 69
15. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music 0 0 1 5 9 6 64
16. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan 0 0 0 5 8 7 56
17. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave 0 1 1 5 4 3 54
18. Death Grips - The Money Store 0 1 1 4 5 5 54
19. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory 0 0 1 4 7 7 54
20. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream 0 0 0 4 8 5 49
Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
21. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power

Sun

76
critic score (21)
0 0 0 3 7 10 46
22. Liars - WIXIW

Liars

WIXIW

83
critic score (23)
1 0 0 2 6 7 45
23. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! 0 0 0 3 8 6 45
24. The xx - Coexist 0 0 0 2 9 8 45
25. Bob Dylan - Tempest 1 1 0 3 3 2 44
26. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas 1 0 0 4 3 4 43
27. Father John Misty - Fear Fun 0 1 0 2 7 3 42
28. DIIV - Oshin

DIIV

Oshin

79
critic score (15)
0 0 1 3 6 3 42
29. Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man 0 0 0 4 3 13 42
30. Django Django - Django Django 0 0 0 4 6 2 40
Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
31. Purity Ring - Shrines 0 0 0 1 8 11 40
32. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls 0 0 0 5 3 4 38
33. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch 1 1 0 0 5 3 36
34. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems 0 0 1 2 5 4 35
35. Julia Holter - Ekstasis 0 0 0 4 2 8 34
36. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball 1 0 0 2 3 2 31
37. The Walkmen - Heaven 1 0 0 1 4 4 31
38. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure 0 0 1 0 6 7 31
39. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light 0 0 0 0 9 3 30
40. Actress - R.I.P. 0 0 1 1 4 6 29
Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
41. John Talabot - ƒIN 0 0 0 2 4 7 29
42. The Men - Open Your Heart 0 0 0 0 7 7 28
43. Wild Nothing - Nocturne 1 1 0 0 3 0 27
44. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse 0 1 0 1 4 2 27
45. Chairlift - Something 0 0 0 4 1 4 27
46. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant 0 0 0 2 3 8 27
47. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe 1 0 0 1 2 5 26
48. How to Dress Well - Total Loss 0 0 0 2 3 7 26
49. Laurel Halo - Quarantine 1 0 0 2 1 2 25
50. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes 0 0 0 0 7 3 24

Honorable Mention:
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill (23), Twin Shadow - Confess (22), The Maccabees - Given to the Wild (22), Toy - Toy (22), Carter Tutti Void - Transverse (21), Dr. John - Locked Down (21), First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar (21), Hot Chip - In Our Heads (21), Kindness - World, You Need A Change Of Mind (20), Ty Segall - Twins (20), Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't (20), Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful (20), Field Music - Plumb (20), Baroness - Yellow & Green (19), The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull (18), Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar (18), Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips (18), Lana Del Rey - Born To Die (18), Cooly G - Playin' Me (17), Divine Fits - A Thing Called the Divine Fits (17), Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions (17), Burial - Kindred (17), Dan Deacon - America (17), Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair (16), Bill Fay - Life Is People (16), Poliça - Give You The Ghost (16), Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe (15), Niki & The Dove - Instinct (15), Mumford & Sons - Babel (15), Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind (15), The Congos / Sun Araw / M. Geddes Gengras - Icon Give Thank (14), Mac DeMarco - 2 (14), Daphni - Jiaolong (14), Taylor Swift - Red (14), Titus Andronicus - Local Business (13), Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Here (13), Future - Pluto (13), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble (12), Bob Mould - Silver Age (12), Torche - Harmonicraft (12), Mount Eerie - Clear Moon (12), Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It (12), Lee Gamble - Dutch Tvashar Plumes (11), Matthew Dear - Beams (11), Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror (11), Jam City - Classical Curves (11), P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here (11), Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar (11), Efterklang - Piramida (10), VCMG - Ssss (10)

How Points are Measured
1st Place = 10 points
2nd Place = 8 points
3rd place = 6 points
Top 10 = 5 points
Top 25 = 3 points
Other = 1 points


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