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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.

51. Wild Nothing - Nocturne

Wild Nothing - Nocturne
August 28, 2012
Indie Pop
8.3
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



52. Nas - Life is Good

Nas - Life is Good
July 17, 2012
Hip Hop
8.3
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



53. DIIV - Oshin

DIIV - Oshin
June 26, 2012
Shoegaze
8.3
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



54. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
May 22, 2012
Indie Folk
8.3
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



55. Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Motion Sickness of Time Travel

Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Motion Sickness of Time Travel
May 14, 2012
Ambient
8.3
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



56. Lambchop - Mr. M

Lambchop - Mr. M
February 21, 2012
Alt-Country
8.3
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



57. Mac DeMarco - 2

Mac DeMarco - 2
October 16, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



58. Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB

Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB
October 1, 2012
Hip Hop
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



59. Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa

Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa
September 25, 2012
Hip Hop
8.2
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



60. Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy

Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy
September 25, 2012
Minimal
8.2
Amazon
Rdio



61. Krallice - Years Past Matter

Krallice - Years Past Matter
August 25, 2012
Black Metal
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



62. Four Tet - Pink

Four Tet - Pink
August 20, 2012
Electronic
8.2
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



63. Samothrace - Reverence to Stone

Samothrace - Reverence to Stone
July 31, 2012
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



64. Aesop Rock - Skelethon

Aesop Rock - Skelethon
July 10, 2012
Hip Hop
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



65. Anhedonist - Netherwards

Anhedonist - Netherwards
June 5, 2012
Doom Metal
8.2
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



66. Lower Dens - Nootropics

Lower Dens - Nootropics
May 1, 2012
Shoegaze
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



67. Lone - Galaxy Garden

Lone - Galaxy Garden
May 1, 2012
Electronic
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



68. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair

Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
April 24, 2012
Garage Rock
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



69. The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends

The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
April 21, 2012
Alternative Rock
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



70. High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis

High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
April 3, 2012
Stoner Metal
8.2
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



71. Dawn Richard - Armor On

Dawn Richard - Armor On
March 27, 2012
R&B
8.2
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



72. Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake

Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake
March 13, 2012
Techno
8.2
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



73. Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando

Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando
March 13, 2012
8.2
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



74. Drudkh - Eternal Turn of the Wheel

Drudkh - Eternal Turn of the Wheel
March 13, 2012
Black Metal
8.2
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



75. Oren Ambarchi / Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke - Imikuzushi

Oren Ambarchi / Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke - Imikuzushi
February 28, 2012
8.2
Amazon
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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