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Pitchfork's Highest Rated Albums of 2012


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This is an ordered list of Pitchfork's highest rated albums of 2012. Check out Pitchfork's Year End List.

26. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
8.5
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27. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
August 21, 2012
Psychedelic Pop
8.5
iTunes
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28. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
8.5
iTunes
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Spotify
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29. TNGHT - TNGHT

TNGHT - TNGHT
July 24, 2012
Electronic
8.5
iTunes
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Rdio



30. Baroness - Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
July 17, 2012
Sludge Metal
8.5
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31. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
Hip Hop
8.5
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Spotify
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32. Actress - R.I.P.

Actress - R.I.P.
April 24, 2012
Experimental
8.5
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33. The Men - Open Your Heart

The Men - Open Your Heart
March 6, 2012
Noise Rock
8.5
iTunes
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34. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
8.5
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



35. John Talabot - ƒIN

John Talabot - ƒIN
February 14, 2012
Deep House
8.5
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



36. Azusa Plane - Where The Sands Turn to Gold

Azusa Plane - Where The Sands Turn to Gold
January 30, 2012
Ambient
8.5
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



37. Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man

Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
October 15, 2012
Indie Pop
8.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



38. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
R&B
8.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



39. How to Dress Well - Total Loss

How to Dress Well - Total Loss
September 18, 2012
Experimental
8.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



40. Purity Ring - Shrines

Purity Ring - Shrines
July 24, 2012
Experimental
8.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



41. Passion Pit - Gossamer

Passion Pit - Gossamer
July 24, 2012
Synthpop
8.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



42. John Maus - A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material

John Maus - A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material
July 17, 2012
Experimental
8.4
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



43. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance

Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
April 2, 2012
Shoegaze
8.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



44. The Shins - Port of Morrow

The Shins - Port of Morrow
March 20, 2012
Indie Rock
8.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



45. Frankie Rose - Interstellar

Frankie Rose - Interstellar
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
8.4
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Amazon
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46. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction

Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
February 21, 2012
Doom Metal
8.4
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Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



47. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
February 21, 2012
Indie Pop
8.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



48. Goldfrapp - The Singles

Goldfrapp - The Singles
February 7, 2012
Electronic
8.4
iTunes
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49. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
January 14, 2012
Hip Hop
8.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



50. Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze

Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze
September 25, 2012
Lo-Fi
8.3
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 2012.


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