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Paste's Highest Rated Albums of 2012

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

1. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

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Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
January 31, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Score
9.5

2. The Shins - Port of Morrow

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The Shins - Port of Morrow
March 20, 2012
Indie Rock
Score
9.3

3. Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland

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Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland
September 18, 2012
Alt-Country
Score
9.1

4. Django Django - Django Django

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Django Django - Django Django
January 30, 2012
Psychedelic
Score
9.1

5. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
October 30, 2012
Rock
Score
9

6. Titus Andronicus - Local Business

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Titus Andronicus - Local Business
October 23, 2012
Indie Rock
Score
9

7. Bettye LaVette - Thankful N' Thoughtful

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Bettye LaVette - Thankful N' Thoughtful
September 25, 2012
Soul
Score
9

8. Stars - The North

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Stars - The North
September 4, 2012
Indie Pop
Score
9

9. Redd Kross - Researching the Blues

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Redd Kross - Researching the Blues
August 7, 2012
Power Pop
Score
9

10. Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station

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Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station
June 5, 2012
Alt-Country
Score
9

11. Patti Smith - Banga

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Patti Smith - Banga
June 5, 2012
Punk Rock
Score
9

12. Marissa Nadler - The Sister

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Marissa Nadler - The Sister
May 29, 2012
Folk
Score
9

13. Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game

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Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
May 1, 2012
Folk
Score
9

14. Dr. John - Locked Down

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Dr. John - Locked Down
April 3, 2012
Blues
Score
9

15. Lyle Lovett - Release Me

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Lyle Lovett - Release Me
February 28, 2012
Score
9

16. Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?

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Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?
February 14, 2012
Bluegrass
Score
9

17. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful

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Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful
February 7, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Score
9

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

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
October 16, 2012
Post-Rock
Score
8.9

19. A.C. Newman - Shut Down the Streets

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A.C. Newman - Shut Down the Streets
October 9, 2012
Indie Pop
Score
8.8

20. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana
June 5, 2012
Rock
Score
8.8

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

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Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
Score
8.8

22. Lower Dens - Nootropics

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Lower Dens - Nootropics
May 1, 2012
Shoegaze
Score
8.8

23. Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now

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Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
March 27, 2012
Folk
Score
8.8

24. Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II

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Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II
February 19, 2012
Score
8.8

25. Tori Amos - Gold Dust

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Tori Amos - Gold Dust
October 2, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Score
8.7
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Paste awarded albums throughout 2012.


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