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Spin's Highest Rated Albums of 2012


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

1. Roc Marciano - Reloaded

Roc Marciano - Reloaded
November 13, 2012
Hip Hop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
October 16, 2012
Post-Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
R&B
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



4. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky

Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
September 18, 2012
Alternative Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. Baroness - Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
July 17, 2012
Sludge Metal
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
July 10, 2012
Experimental Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol. 1: Welcome To The Chi

DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol. 1: Welcome To The Chi
June 5, 2012
Juke
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



11. Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe

Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
May 1, 2012
Electropop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. Torche - Harmonicraft

Torche - Harmonicraft
April 24, 2012
Sludge Metal
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman

Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman
April 17, 2012
Juke
9
Amazon
Rdio



14. Meshuggah - Koloss

Meshuggah - Koloss
March 23, 2012
Progressive Metal
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



15. Spoek Mathambo - Father Creeper

Spoek Mathambo - Father Creeper
March 13, 2012
Experimental
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. The Men - Open Your Heart

The Men - Open Your Heart
March 6, 2012
Noise Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
January 24, 2012
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur

Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
January 17, 2012
Alt-Country
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Chief Keef - Finally Rich

Chief Keef - Finally Rich
December 18, 2012
Hip Hop
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox

Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
December 11, 2012
Pop
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



21. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
December 4, 2012
Experimental
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Memory Tapes - Grace/Confusion

Memory Tapes - Grace/Confusion
December 4, 2012
Electronic
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. The Evens - The Odds

The Evens - The Odds
November 20, 2012
Indie Rock
8
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



24. Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers

Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers
November 15, 2012
Hip Hop
8
Amazon
Rdio



25. Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay

Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay
October 30, 2012
Sludge Metal
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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


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