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The Highest Rated Albums of 2012


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1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
91
Based on
23 reviews

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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
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on
18 reviews

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3. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on
20 reviews

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4. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
20 reviews

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5. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
20 reviews

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6. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
October 29, 2012
Dub Techno
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
11 reviews

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7. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
21 reviews

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8. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner

Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
October 22, 2012
Grindcore
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
5 reviews

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9. Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake

Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake
March 13, 2012
Techno
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
5 reviews

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

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
18 reviews

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11. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
22 reviews

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12. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
16 reviews

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13. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
October 16, 2012
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
17 reviews

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14. The Men - Open Your Heart

The Men - Open Your Heart
March 6, 2012
Noise Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
17 reviews

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15. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
21 reviews

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16. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
19 reviews

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17. John Talabot - ƒIN

John Talabot - ƒIN
February 14, 2012
Deep House
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
13 reviews

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18. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
October 9, 2012
Metalcore
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
12 reviews

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19. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
10 reviews

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20. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
16 reviews

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21. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
23 reviews

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22. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
18 reviews

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23. High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis

High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
April 3, 2012
Stoner Metal
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
8 reviews

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24. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
May 22, 2012
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
14 reviews

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25. Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando

Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando
March 13, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
4 reviews

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