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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

Sigur Rós - Valtari
May 28, 2012
Post-Rock
Rating: 10
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2. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Hip Hop
Rating: 9.5
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3. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
Rating: 9.5
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4. Efterklang - Piramida

Efterklang - Piramida
September 25, 2012
Post-Rock
Rating: 9.5
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5. ∆ (Alt-J) - An Awesome Wave

∆ (Alt-J) - An Awesome Wave
May 28, 2012
Experimental
Rating: 9.5
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6. The Weeknd - Trilogy

The Weeknd - Trilogy
November 13, 2012
R&B
Rating: 9
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7. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
October 16, 2012
Post-Rock
Rating: 9
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8. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
Rating: 9
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9. Homeboy Sandman - First of a Living Breed

Homeboy Sandman - First of a Living Breed
October 2, 2012
Hip Hop
Rating: 9
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10. Toy - Toy

Toy - Toy
September 10, 2012
Shoegaze
Rating: 9
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11. Holy Other - Held

Holy Other - Held
August 28, 2012
Witch House
Rating: 9
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12. Saint Saviour - Union

Saint Saviour - Union
July 24, 2012
Rating: 9
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13. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
Rating: 9
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14. Delicate Steve - Positive Force

Delicate Steve - Positive Force
July 10, 2012
Electronic
Rating: 9
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15. Twin Shadow - Confess

Twin Shadow - Confess
July 10, 2012
New Wave
Rating: 9
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16. Metric - Synthetica

Metric - Synthetica
June 12, 2012
Indie Rock
Rating: 9
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17. Dent May - Do Things

Dent May - Do Things
June 12, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Rating: 9
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18. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
Rating: 9
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19. AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It

AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It
May 15, 2012
Electropop
Rating: 9
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20. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
Rating: 9
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21. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
Rating: 9
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22. Mirrorring - Foreign Body

Mirrorring - Foreign Body
March 20, 2012
Drone
Rating: 9
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23. Bowerbirds - The Clearing

Bowerbirds - The Clearing
March 6, 2012
Indie Folk
Rating: 9
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24. Soap&Skin - Narrow

Soap&Skin - Narrow
February 13, 2012
Experimental
Rating: 9
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25. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Folk
Rating: 9
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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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