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The 405's Highest Rated Albums of 2012

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This is an ordered list of The 405's highest rated albums of 2012. Check out The 405's Year End List.

1. Sigur Rós - Valtari

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Sigur Rós - Valtari
May 28, 2012
Post-Rock
Score
10

2. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

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Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Hip Hop
Score
9.5

3. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

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Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
Score
9.5

4. Efterklang - Piramida

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Efterklang - Piramida
September 25, 2012
Post-Rock
Score
9.5

5. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave

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Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
May 28, 2012
Experimental
Score
9.5

6. The Weeknd - Trilogy

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The Weeknd - Trilogy
November 13, 2012
R&B
Score
9

7. Me and My Drummer - The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey

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Me and My Drummer - The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey
October 29, 2012
Score
9

8. 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
9

9. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
Score
9

10. Homeboy Sandman - First of a Living Breed

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Homeboy Sandman - First of a Living Breed
October 2, 2012
Hip Hop
Score
9

11. Toy - Toy

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Toy - Toy
September 10, 2012
Shoegaze
Score
9

12. Holy Other - Held

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Holy Other - Held
August 28, 2012
Witch House
Score
9

13. Saint Saviour - Union

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Saint Saviour - Union
July 24, 2012
Score
9

14. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
Score
9

15. Delicate Steve - Positive Force

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Delicate Steve - Positive Force
July 10, 2012
Electronic
Score
9

16. Twin Shadow - Confess

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Twin Shadow - Confess
July 10, 2012
New Wave
Score
9

17. Dent May - Do Things

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Dent May - Do Things
June 12, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Score
9

18. Metric - Synthetica

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Metric - Synthetica
June 12, 2012
Indie Rock
Score
9

19. Liars - WIXIW

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Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
Score
9

20. AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It

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AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It
May 15, 2012
Electropop
Score
9

21. Death Grips - The Money Store

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Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
Score
9

22. Chromatics - Kill for Love

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Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
Score
9

23. Mirrorring - Foreign Body

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Mirrorring - Foreign Body
March 20, 2012
Drone
Score
9

24. Bowerbirds - The Clearing

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Bowerbirds - The Clearing
March 6, 2012
Indie Folk
Score
9

25. Soap&Skin - Narrow

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Soap&Skin - Narrow
February 13, 2012
Experimental
Score
9
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings The 405 awarded albums throughout 2012.


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