The Highest Rated Albums of 2012


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1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
Critic Score
91
29 reviews

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
Critic Score
87
21 reviews

3. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
87
23 reviews

4. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

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Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
87
23 reviews

5. Swans - The Seer

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Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
Critic Score
87
24 reviews

6. 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
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

7. John Talabot - ƒIN

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John Talabot - ƒIN
February 14, 2012
Deep House
Critic Score
85
14 reviews

8. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

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Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
Critic Score
84
23 reviews

9. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

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Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
October 29, 2012
Dub Techno
Critic Score
84
12 reviews

10. Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake

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Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake
March 13, 2012
Techno
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

11. The Men - Open Your Heart

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The Men - Open Your Heart
March 6, 2012
Noise Rock
Critic Score
84
19 reviews

12. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

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Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
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Critic Score
84
11 reviews

13. X-TG - Desertshore/The Final Report

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X-TG - Desertshore/The Final Report
December 11, 2012
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

14. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

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Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
84
22 reviews

15. Death Grips - The Money Store

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Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

16. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

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Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

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

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Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

18. Actress - R.I.P.

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Actress - R.I.P.
April 24, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
83
16 reviews

19. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

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El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
25 reviews

20. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

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Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
February 14, 2012
Experimental
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

21. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

22. High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis

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High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
April 3, 2012
Stoner Metal
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

23. Jessie Ware - Devotion

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Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
Critic Score
83
25 reviews

24. Liars - WIXIW

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Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

25. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage

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Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
June 26, 2012
Death Metal
Critic Score
83
7 reviews



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