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26. 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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27. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
11 reviews

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28. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

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

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29. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
July 10, 2012
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
21 reviews

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30. Meshuggah - Koloss

Meshuggah - Koloss
March 23, 2012
Progressive Metal
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
6 reviews

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31. Lost In The Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs

Lost In The Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs
March 20, 2012
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
6 reviews

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32. Nas - Life is Good

Nas - Life is Good
July 17, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
17 reviews

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

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
February 14, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
14 reviews

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34. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Space Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
19 reviews

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35. Chromatics - Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
March 26, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
18 reviews

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36. Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
February 28, 2012
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
5 reviews

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37. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Julia Holter - Ekstasis
March 6, 2012
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
16 reviews

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38. Allo Darlin' - Europe

Allo Darlin' - Europe
April 17, 2012
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
10 reviews

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39. Menomena - Moms

Menomena - Moms
September 18, 2012
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
14 reviews

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40. Loudon Wainwright III - Older Than My Old Man Now

Loudon Wainwright III - Older Than My Old Man Now
April 17, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
7 reviews

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41. Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
17 reviews

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42. Matthew E. White - Big Inner

Matthew E. White - Big Inner
August 21, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
8 reviews

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43. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
January 31, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
14 reviews

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44. Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
February 21, 2012
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
22 reviews

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45. METZ - METZ

METZ - METZ
October 9, 2012
Noise Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
13 reviews

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46. Screaming Females - Ugly

Screaming Females - Ugly
April 3, 2012
Punk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
9 reviews

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47. Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line

Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
November 26, 2012
Ambient
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
7 reviews

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48. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
January 14, 2012
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
11 reviews

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49. Twin Shadow - Confess

Twin Shadow - Confess
July 10, 2012
New Wave
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
18 reviews

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50. Todd Snider - Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables

Todd Snider - Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
March 6, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
5 reviews

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