PopMatters's Highest Rated Albums of 2012

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This is an ordered list of PopMatters's highest rated albums of 2012. Check out PopMatters's Year End List.

1. Beach House - Bloom

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Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
Score
100

2. Pepe Deluxé - Queen of the Wave

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Pepe Deluxé - Queen of the Wave
January 30, 2012
Electronic
Score
100

3. Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers

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Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers
November 15, 2012
Hip Hop
Score
90

4. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

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Deftones - Koi No Yokan
November 13, 2012
Alternative Metal
Score
90

5. Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker

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Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker
November 6, 2012
Score
90

6. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

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Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
October 29, 2012
Dub Techno
Score
90

7. 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
Score
90

8. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner

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Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
October 22, 2012
Grindcore
Score
90

9. 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
Score
90

10. Ty Segall - Twins

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Ty Segall - Twins
October 9, 2012
Garage Rock
Score
90

11. Metz - Metz

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Metz - Metz
October 9, 2012
Noise Rock
Score
90

12. My Jerusalem - Preachers

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My Jerusalem - Preachers
October 9, 2012
Score
90

13. Heart - Fanatic

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Heart - Fanatic
October 2, 2012
Score
90

14. Local H - Hallelujah! I'm a Bum

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Local H - Hallelujah! I'm a Bum
September 18, 2012
Score
90

15. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
Score
90

16. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil

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Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil
September 11, 2012
Alternative Rock
Score
90

17. Trespassers William - Cast

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Trespassers William - Cast
September 11, 2012
Score
90

18. The Fresh & Onlys - Long Slow Dance

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The Fresh & Onlys - Long Slow Dance
September 4, 2012
Garage Rock
Score
90

19. Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde!

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Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde!
September 4, 2012
World
Score
90

20. Matthew Dear - Beams

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Matthew Dear - Beams
August 28, 2012
Electronic
Score
90

21. Dan Deacon - America

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Dan Deacon - America
August 28, 2012
Indietronica
Score
90

22. Ry Cooder - Election Special

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Ry Cooder - Election Special
August 21, 2012
Blues
Score
90

23. Jessie Ware - Devotion

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Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
Score
90

24. Yellowcard - Southern Air

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Yellowcard - Southern Air
August 14, 2012
Score
90

25. Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?

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Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?
August 7, 2012
Soul
Score
90
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings PopMatters awarded albums throughout 2012.


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