2012 Album Releases

2012
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Oct 22
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
Kendrick Lamar
good kid, m.A.A.d. city
89
critic score
(26)
91
user score
(1254)
Jul 17
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Frank Ocean
Channel Orange
91
critic score
(33)
87
user score
(1041)
Oct 9
Tame Impala - Lonerism
Tame Impala
Lonerism
87
critic score
(28)
87
user score
(934)
May 15
Beach House - Bloom
Beach House
Bloom
76
critic score
(32)
85
user score
(686)
Apr 24
Death Grips - The Money Store
Death Grips
The Money Store
83
critic score
(21)
87
user score
(657)
Feb 21
Grimes - Visions
Grimes
Visions
78
critic score
(33)
81
user score
(602)
Jan 31
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Lana Del Rey
Born To Die
61
critic score
(33)
73
user score
(526)
Sep 18
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Grizzly Bear
Shields
81
critic score
(31)
83
user score
(452)
May 28
alt-J - An Awesome Wave
alt-J
An Awesome Wave
79
critic score
(16)
79
user score
(401)
Jun 19
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel
87
critic score
(27)
85
user score
(395)
Oct 16
Mac DeMarco - 2
Mac DeMarco
2
75
critic score
(17)
81
user score
(347)
Aug 28
Swans - The Seer
Swans
The Seer
86
critic score
(29)
85
user score
(339)
Sep 11
The xx - Coexist
The xx
Coexist
78
critic score
(39)
74
user score
(334)
Oct 1
Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB
Death Grips
NO LOVE DEEP WEB
76
critic score
(11)
81
user score
(313)
Jan 24
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory
78
critic score
(27)
82
user score
(289)
Oct 22
Taylor Swift - Red
Taylor Swift
Red
72
critic score
(15)
72
user score
(288)
Jul 24
Purity Ring - Shrines
Purity Ring
Shrines
77
critic score
(33)
80
user score
(280)
Jun 5
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Japandroids
Celebration Rock
82
critic score
(27)
81
user score
(271)
Oct 16
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
84
critic score
(25)
83
user score
(268)
Jul 10
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Dirty Projectors
Swing Lo Magellan
81
critic score
(34)
82
user score
(245)
Sep 4
Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
Animal Collective
Centipede Hz
75
critic score
(34)
75
user score
(243)
Oct 2
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Flying Lotus
Until the Quiet Comes
83
critic score
(27)
81
user score
(243)
Apr 30
Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart
Marina and the Diamonds
Electra Heart
55
critic score
(11)
73
user score
(226)
Mar 26
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Chromatics
Kill for Love
81
critic score
(23)
80
user score
(225)
Jun 26
DIIV - Oshin
DIIV
Oshin
78
critic score
(21)
79
user score
(223)
Nov 13
Lana Del Rey - Paradise
Lana Del Rey
Paradise
60
critic score
(7)
72
user score
(218)
Nov 19
Rihanna - Unapologetic
Rihanna
Unapologetic
59
critic score
(20)
60
user score
(210)
Oct 2
Muse - The 2nd Law
Muse
The 2nd Law
57
critic score
(25)
57
user score
(204)
May 15
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Killer Mike
R.A.P. Music
84
critic score
(22)
82
user score
(200)
May 1
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Father John Misty
Fear Fun
78
critic score
(19)
78
user score
(189)
Feb 21
Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It
80
critic score
(23)
82
user score
(187)
Mar 26
Madonna - MDNA
Madonna
MDNA
61
critic score
(22)
55
user score
(182)
Nov 12
Crystal Castles - (III)
Crystal Castles
(III)
74
critic score
(30)
76
user score
(181)
Apr 24
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Jack White
Blunderbuss
81
critic score
(33)
77
user score
(176)
Aug 20
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Jessie Ware
Devotion
82
critic score
(28)
81
user score
(173)
Aug 28
Wild Nothing - Nocturne
Wild Nothing
Nocturne
77
critic score
(21)
81
user score
(158)
Oct 15
Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
Bat For Lashes
The Haunted Man
78
critic score
(33)
80
user score
(158)
Oct 2
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Miguel
Kaleidoscope Dream
81
critic score
(13)
79
user score
(154)
Apr 17
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Spiritualized
Sweet Heart Sweet Light
78
critic score
(32)
81
user score
(152)
Jul 24
Passion Pit - Gossamer
Passion Pit
Gossamer
74
critic score
(29)
78
user score
(150)
Aug 18
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Parquet Courts
Light Up Gold
82
critic score
(22)
82
user score
(147)
May 22
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
El-P
Cancer 4 Cure
82
critic score
(27)
81
user score
(144)
Sep 4
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
Imagine Dragons
Night Visions
50
critic score
(4)
58
user score
(141)
Jan 30
Django Django - Django Django
Django Django
Django Django
81
critic score
(18)
78
user score
(138)
Oct 29
Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
Andy Stott
Luxury Problems
83
critic score
(14)
82
user score
(137)
Dec 4
Kesha - Warrior
Kesha
Warrior
66
critic score
(14)
68
user score
(135)
Sep 25
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Mumford & Sons
Babel
55
critic score
(27)
59
user score
(131)
Aug 21
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Mature Themes
70
critic score
(31)
79
user score
(128)
May 28
Sigur Rós - Valtari
Sigur Rós
Valtari
74
critic score
(31)
76
user score
(126)
Feb 7
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Sharon Van Etten
Tramp
79
critic score
(26)
81
user score
(124)
Nov 13
The Weeknd - Trilogy
The Weeknd
Trilogy
82
critic score
(17)
84
user score
(124)
Apr 10
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Alabama Shakes
Boys & Girls
72
critic score
(26)
76
user score
(121)
Jun 11
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Hot Chip
In Our Heads
74
critic score
(30)
79
user score
(119)
Apr 3
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Nicki Minaj
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
58
critic score
(20)
60
user score
(118)
Jul 10
Twin Shadow - Confess
Twin Shadow
Confess
77
critic score
(27)
77
user score
(117)
Oct 15
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
77
critic score
(9)
73
user score
(116)
Feb 12
Burial - Kindred
Burial
Kindred
85
critic score
(17)
85
user score
(115)
Mar 20
The Shins - Port of Morrow
The Shins
Port of Morrow
69
critic score
(30)
75
user score
(115)
Jun 12
Joey Bada$$ - 1999
Joey Bada$$
1999
75
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(113)
Feb 14
John Talabot - ƒIN
John Talabot
ƒIN
85
critic score
(16)
81
user score
(112)
Jun 26
Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
Ty Segall Band
Slaughterhouse
80
critic score
(18)
82
user score
(112)
Mar 6
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Julia Holter
Ekstasis
81
critic score
(17)
80
user score
(109)
Sep 18
The Killers - Battle Born
The Killers
Battle Born
62
critic score
(21)
63
user score
(107)
Oct 9
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
Ellie Goulding
Halcyon
71
critic score
(12)
75
user score
(107)
Jan 14
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
Schoolboy Q
Habits & Contradictions
77
critic score
(13)
78
user score
(106)
May 11
Ab-Soul - Control System
Ab-Soul
Control System
79
critic score
(9)
80
user score
(105)
Dec 11
Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
Bruno Mars
Unorthodox Jukebox
72
critic score
(11)
67
user score
(105)
Sep 4
Cat Power - Sun
Cat Power
Sun
79
critic score
(34)
76
user score
(102)
Oct 9
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Heist
72
critic score
(5)
68
user score
(102)
Oct 9
METZ - METZ
METZ
METZ
80
critic score
(19)
80
user score
(102)
Apr 3
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is an Animal
Of Monsters and Men
My Head Is an Animal
74
critic score
(11)
75
user score
(101)
Jul 17
Nas - Life is Good
Nas
Life is Good
78
critic score
(24)
77
user score
(100)
Mar 6
The Men - Open Your Heart
The Men
Open Your Heart
82
critic score
(22)
79
user score
(99)
Jan 24
Chairlift - Something
Chairlift
Something
76
critic score
(21)
79
user score
(97)
Jun 12
iamamiwhoami - kin
iamamiwhoami
kin
77
critic score
(10)
81
user score
(97)
Jun 26
Linkin Park - Living Things
Linkin Park
Living Things
56
critic score
(12)
52
user score
(97)
Sep 25
Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber
76
critic score
(14)
78
user score
(97)
Feb 21
Fun. - Some Nights
Fun.
Some Nights
57
critic score
(13)
56
user score
(96)
Sep 18
How to Dress Well - Total Loss
How to Dress Well
Total Loss
78
critic score
(21)
78
user score
(95)
May 22
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon
83
critic score
(16)
79
user score
(94)
Feb 21
Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
Sleigh Bells
Reign of Terror
72
critic score
(25)
70
user score
(93)
May 29
The Walkmen - Heaven
The Walkmen
Heaven
80
critic score
(28)
80
user score
(93)
Sep 11
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Love This Giant
75
critic score
(28)
75
user score
(92)
Nov 13
Christina Aguilera - Lotus
Christina Aguilera
Lotus
62
critic score
(7)
53
user score
(88)
Jul 24
TNGHT - TNGHT
TNGHT
TNGHT
80
critic score
(14)
79
user score
(87)
Jan 24
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
First Aid Kit
The Lion's Roar
75
critic score
(21)
77
user score
(85)
Sep 18
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss
Carly Rae Jepsen
Kiss
62
critic score
(10)
63
user score
(83)
Nov 27
Solange - True
Solange
True
74
critic score
(11)
83
user score
(83)
May 29
Azealia Banks - 1991
Azealia Banks
1991
72
critic score
(8)
80
user score
(82)
Apr 3
BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG2
BADBADNOTGOOD
BBNG2
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(81)
Jun 5
Liars - WIXIW
Liars
WIXIW
82
critic score
(28)
79
user score
(81)
Sep 25
Green Day - ¡Uno!
Green Day
¡Uno!
65
critic score
(21)
59
user score
(81)
Oct 9
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind
83
critic score
(15)
81
user score
(81)
Jun 19
Justin Bieber - Believe
Justin Bieber
Believe
68
critic score
(10)
49
user score
(80)
Sep 4
Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
Two Door Cinema Club
Beacon
62
critic score
(17)
67
user score
(79)
Apr 24
Actress - R.I.P.
Actress
R.I.P.
81
critic score
(17)
75
user score
(78)
Jun 12
The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
The Tallest Man On Earth
There's No Leaving Now
73
critic score
(20)
78
user score
(77)
Jun 26
Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Maroon 5
Overexposed
57
critic score
(9)
49
user score
(77)
Dec 4
FKA Twigs - EP
FKA Twigs
EP
80
user score
(75)
Nov 13
Green Day - ¡Dos!
Green Day
¡Dos!
57
critic score
(15)
53
user score
(74)
Nov 13
Deftones - Koi No Yokan
Deftones
Koi No Yokan
79
critic score
(16)
78
user score
(74)
Aug 28
Dan Deacon - America
Dan Deacon
America
80
critic score
(25)
78
user score
(73)
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