Critic Album Ratings
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Drowned in Sound's Highest Rated Albums of 2012


BY YEAR:
Recent - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - All Time

1. The xx - Coexist

The xx - Coexist
September 11, 2012
Indie Pop
10
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



2. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
Experimental
10
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
10
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



4. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
May 22, 2012
Indie Folk
10
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
10
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. Actress - R.I.P.

Actress - R.I.P.
April 24, 2012
Experimental
10
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Blondes - Blondes

Blondes - Blondes
February 7, 2012
House
10
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

Deftones - Koi No Yokan
November 13, 2012
Alternative Metal
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. Why? - Mumps, etc.

Why? - Mumps, etc.
October 9, 2012
Hip Hop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
9
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



11. Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber

Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
September 25, 2012
Dream Pop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. Efterklang - Piramida

Efterklang - Piramida
September 25, 2012
Post-Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. Gallows - Gallows

Gallows - Gallows
September 11, 2012
Hardcore Punk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



14. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



15. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. Why? - Sod in the Seed

Why? - Sod in the Seed
August 14, 2012
Hip Hop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. Aesop Rock - Skelethon

Aesop Rock - Skelethon
July 10, 2012
Hip Hop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Twin Shadow - Confess

Twin Shadow - Confess
July 10, 2012
New Wave
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Echo Lake - Wild Peace

Echo Lake - Wild Peace
June 26, 2012
Shoegaze
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



21. Future of the Left - The Plot Against Common Sense

Future of the Left - The Plot Against Common Sense
June 12, 2012
Noise Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen - Heaven
May 29, 2012
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



24. My Bloody Valentine - EPs 1988-1991

My Bloody Valentine - EPs 1988-1991
May 7, 2012
Shoegaze
9
Amazon
Rdio



25. The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull

The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
May 7, 2012
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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


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