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A.V. Club's Highest Rated Albums of 2012


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

1. Tig Notaro - Live

Tig Notaro - Live
October 30, 2012
Comedy
100
Amazon
Rdio



2. METZ - METZ

METZ - METZ
October 9, 2012
Noise Rock
100
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. Woods - Bend Beyond

Woods - Bend Beyond
September 18, 2012
Lo-Fi
100
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



4. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
100
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
100
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
100
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
100
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
Hip Hop
100
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile

Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile
March 20, 2012
Indie Folk
100
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. The Men - Open Your Heart

The Men - Open Your Heart
March 6, 2012
Noise Rock
100
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



11. Memory Tapes - Grace/Confusion

Memory Tapes - Grace/Confusion
December 4, 2012
Electronic
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. Solange - True

Solange - True
November 27, 2012
R&B
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
October 30, 2012
Rock
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



14. The Coup - Sorry to Bother You

The Coup - Sorry to Bother You
October 30, 2012
Hip Hop
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



15. ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Lost Songs

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Lost Songs
October 23, 2012
Alternative Rock
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here

P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
October 22, 2012
Hip Hop
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. Freelance Whales - Diluvia

Freelance Whales - Diluvia
October 9, 2012
Indie Pop
91
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Balmorhea - Stranger

Balmorhea - Stranger
October 2, 2012
91
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
91
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



21. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
R&B
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. The xx - Coexist

The xx - Coexist
September 11, 2012
Indie Pop
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



24. Calexico - Algiers

Calexico - Algiers
September 11, 2012
Alt-Country
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



25. Bob Mould - Silver Age

Bob Mould - Silver Age
September 4, 2012
Alternative Rock
91
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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


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