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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

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
January 31, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
9.5
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



2. The Shins - Port of Morrow

The Shins - Port of Morrow
March 20, 2012
Indie Rock
9.3
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland

Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland
September 18, 2012
Alt-Country
9.1
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



4. Django Django - Django Django

Django Django - Django Django
January 30, 2012
Psychedelic
9.1
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
October 30, 2012
Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. Titus Andronicus - Local Business

Titus Andronicus - Local Business
October 23, 2012
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Bettye LaVette - Thankful N' Thoughtful

Bettye LaVette - Thankful N' Thoughtful
September 25, 2012
Soul
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. Stars - The North

Stars - The North
September 4, 2012
Indie Pop
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. Redd Kross - Researching the Blues

Redd Kross - Researching the Blues
August 7, 2012
Power Pop
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. Patti Smith - Banga

Patti Smith - Banga
June 5, 2012
Punk Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



11. Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station

Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station
June 5, 2012
Alt-Country
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. Marissa Nadler - The Sister

Marissa Nadler - The Sister
May 29, 2012
Folk
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game

Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
May 1, 2012
Folk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



14. Dr. John - Locked Down

Dr. John - Locked Down
April 3, 2012
Blues
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?
February 14, 2012
Bluegrass
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful

Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful
February 7, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
October 16, 2012
Post-Rock
8.9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

A.C. Newman - Shut Down the Streets
October 9, 2012
Indie Pop
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana
June 5, 2012
Rock
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



21. Lower Dens - Nootropics

Lower Dens - Nootropics
May 1, 2012
Shoegaze
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

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



23. Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II

Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II
February 19, 2012
8.8
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



24. Tori Amos - Gold Dust

Tori Amos - Gold Dust
October 2, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
8.7
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



25. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil
September 11, 2012
Alternative Rock
8.7
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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


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