2012 Music Year End List Aggregate

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These numbers are obtained from the 42 lists found along the right side of this page.

1
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean

Channel Orange

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

Kendrick Lamar

good kid, m.A.A.d. city

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
3
Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala

Lonerism

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
4
Grimes - Visions

Grimes

Visions

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
5
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple

The Idler Wheel

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
6
Swans - The Seer

Swans

The Seer

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
7
Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids

Celebration Rock

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
8
Beach House - Bloom

Beach House

Bloom

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
9
Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics

Kill for Love

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
10
Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear

Shields

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
11
Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware

Devotion

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
12
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus

Until the Quiet Comes

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
13
Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White

Blunderbuss

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
14
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten

Tramp

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
15
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

Killer Mike

R.A.P. Music

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
16
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors

Swing Lo Magellan

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
17
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave

Alt-J

An Awesome Wave

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
18
Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips

The Money Store

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
19
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings

Attack on Memory

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
20
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel

Kaleidoscope Dream

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
21
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
22
Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power

Sun

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
23
The xx - Coexist

The xx

Coexist

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
24
Liars - WIXIW

Liars

WIXIW

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
25
Django Django - Django Django

Django Django

Django Django

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
26
Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan

Tempest

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
27
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen

Old Ideas

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
28
Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Father John Misty

Fear Fun

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
29
DIIV - Oshin

DIIV

Oshin

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
30
Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man

Bat For Lashes

The Haunted Man

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
31
Purity Ring - Shrines

Purity Ring

Shrines

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
32
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes

Boys & Girls

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
33
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Scott Walker

Bish Bosch

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
34
Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

Andy Stott

Luxury Problems

iTunes
Amazon
35
Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Julia Holter

Ekstasis

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
36
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized

Sweet Heart Sweet Light

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
37
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen

Wrecking Ball

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
38
The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen

Heaven

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
39
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P

Cancer 4 Cure

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
40
Actress - R.I.P.

Actress

R.I.P.

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
41
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

First Aid Kit

The Lion's Roar

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
42
John Talabot - ƒIN

John Talabot

ƒIN

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
43
Wild Nothing - Nocturne

Wild Nothing

Nocturne

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
44
The Men - Open Your Heart

The Men

Open Your Heart

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
45
Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Ty Segall Band

Slaughterhouse

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
46
Chairlift - Something

Chairlift

Something

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
47
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant

David Byrne & St. Vincent

Love This Giant

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
48
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe

Bobby Womack

The Bravest Man in the Universe

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
49
How to Dress Well - Total Loss

How to Dress Well

Total Loss

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
50
Laurel Halo - Quarantine

Laurel Halo

Quarantine

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify

Honorable Mention:
Toy - Toy (25), Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes (24), Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill (23), Twin Shadow - Confess (22), The Maccabees - Given to the Wild (22), Carter Tutti Void - Transverse (21), Dr. John - Locked Down (21), Hot Chip - In Our Heads (21), Field Music - Plumb (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), Baroness - Yellow & Green (19), The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull (18), Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar (18), Lana Del Rey - Born To Die (18), Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips (18), The Congos / Sun Araw / M. Geddes Gengras - Icon Give Thank (17), Cooly G - Playin' Me (17), Bill Fay - Life Is People (17), Burial - Kindred (17), Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions (17), Divine Fits - A Thing Called the Divine Fits (17), Dan Deacon - America (17), Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair (16), Poliça - Give You The Ghost (16), Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe (15), Mumford & Sons - Babel (15), Niki & The Dove - Instinct (15), Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind (15), Goat - World Music (14), Mac DeMarco - 2 (14), Taylor Swift - Red (14), Daphni - Jiaolong (14), Titus Andronicus - Local Business (13), Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Here (13), The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth (13), Future - Pluto (13), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble (12), Bob Mould - Silver Age (12), Mount Eerie - Clear Moon (12), Torche - Harmonicraft (12), Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It (12), Lee Gamble - Dutch Tvashar Plumes (11), Matthew Dear - Beams (11), Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar (11), P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here (11), Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror (11), Jam City - Classical Curves (11)

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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