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PopMatters's Highest Rated Albums of 2012


BY YEAR:
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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

Beach House - Bloom
May 15, 2012
Dream Pop
10
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



2. Pepe Deluxé - Queen of the Wave

Pepe Deluxé - Queen of the Wave
January 30, 2012
Electronic
10
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers

Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers
November 15, 2012
Hip Hop
9
Amazon
Rdio



4. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

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



5. Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker

Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker
November 6, 2012
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
October 29, 2012
Dub Techno
9
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



7. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Hip Hop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner

Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
October 22, 2012
Grindcore
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. METZ - METZ

METZ - METZ
October 9, 2012
Noise Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. Ty Segall - Twins

Ty Segall - Twins
October 9, 2012
Garage Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



11. My Jerusalem - Preachers

My Jerusalem - Preachers
October 9, 2012
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. Heart - Fanatic

Heart - Fanatic
October 2, 2012
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Indie Folk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil
September 11, 2012
Alternative Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



15. The Fresh and Onlys - Long Slow Dance

The Fresh and Onlys - Long Slow Dance
September 4, 2012
Garage Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde!

Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde!
September 4, 2012
World
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Dan Deacon - America

Dan Deacon - America
August 28, 2012
Electronic
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. Matthew Dear - Beams

Matthew Dear - Beams
August 28, 2012
Electronic
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Ry Cooder - Election Special

Ry Cooder - Election Special
August 21, 2012
Blues
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion
August 20, 2012
Soul
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



21. Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine

Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine
July 31, 2012
Black Metal
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Cooly G - Playin' Me

Cooly G - Playin' Me
July 24, 2012
Dubstep
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. The Very Best - MTMTMK

The Very Best - MTMTMK
July 17, 2012
Electronic
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



24. Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth

Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
July 17, 2012
Reggae
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



25. Baroness - Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
July 17, 2012
Sludge Metal
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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


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