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NME's Highest Rated Albums of 2012


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

1. Crystal Castles - (III)

Crystal Castles - (III)
November 12, 2012
Electronic
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



2. Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
October 15, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. Ty Segall - Twins

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



4. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Psychedelic Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Electronic
9
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



6. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
September 11, 2012
Art Pop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Garage Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. TNGHT - TNGHT

TNGHT - TNGHT
July 24, 2012
Electronic
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. Purity Ring - Shrines

Purity Ring - Shrines
July 24, 2012
Experimental
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. DIIV - Oshin

DIIV - Oshin
June 26, 2012
Shoegaze
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



11. Clams Casino - Instrumental 2

Clams Casino - Instrumental 2
June 4, 2012
Electronic
9
Amazon
Rdio



12. The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull

The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
May 7, 2012
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. Graham Coxon - A+E

Graham Coxon - A+E
April 2, 2012
Indie Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



14. Black Breath - Sentenced to Life

Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
March 26, 2012
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



15. Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim

Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
March 6, 2012
Indie Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun

Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun
February 28, 2012
Post-Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Folk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. Tribes - Baby

Tribes - Baby
January 16, 2012
Indie Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. The Maccabees - Given to the Wild

The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
January 6, 2012
Indie Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Katy B - Danger EP

Katy B - Danger EP
December 7, 2012
House
8
Amazon
Rdio



21. Willy Mason - Carry On

Willy Mason - Carry On
December 3, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Solange - True

Solange - True
November 27, 2012
R&B
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. Brian Eno - LUX

Brian Eno - LUX
November 13, 2012
Experimental Rock
8
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



24. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

Deftones - Koi No Yokan
November 13, 2012
Alternative Metal
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



25. Darren Hayman and The Long Parliament - The Violence

Darren Hayman and The Long Parliament - The Violence
November 5, 2012
Folk
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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


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