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Clash's Top 40 Albums of 2012

Clash's Top 40 Albums of 2012

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39. The Shins - Port of Morrow

March 20, 2012
Critic Score
69
32 reviews

38. Yeasayer - Fragrant World

August 21, 2012
Critic Score
68
30 reviews

36. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

March 6, 2012
Critic Score
80
20 reviews

35. The Vaccines - Come of Age

September 4, 2012
Critic Score
63
16 reviews

34. Marconi Union - Different Colours

Marconi Union - Different Colours
June 18, 2012
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

33. Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

October 15, 2012
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

32. DZ Deathrays - Bloodstreams

September 11, 2012
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

31. Actress - R.I.P.

April 24, 2012
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

29. Chromatics - Kill for Love

March 26, 2012
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

28. Matthew Dear - Beams

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

25. Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth

July 17, 2012
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

24. Poliça - Give You The Ghost

February 14, 2012
Critic Score
78
19 reviews

23. Liars - WIXIW

June 5, 2012
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

22. Swans - The Seer

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
86
29 reviews

20. Efterklang - Piramida

September 25, 2012
Critic Score
75
20 reviews

18. The Weeknd - Trilogy

November 13, 2012
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

17. The xx - Coexist

September 11, 2012
Critic Score
78
40 reviews

While the lyrics are a little lacking, the sonics remain impressive enough to divert attention.

13. Tame Impala - Lonerism

October 9, 2012
Critic Score
87
28 reviews

Jinking together the familiar, hallucinogen-fuelled guitar strums and splashed-out lyrics of debut first album, ‘Lonerism’, hits a more dejected nerve.

12. Gang Colours - Keychain Collection

Gang Colours - Keychain Collection
March 27, 2012
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

11. Jack White - Blunderbuss

April 24, 2012
Critic Score
81
33 reviews

10. Grizzly Bear - Shields

September 18, 2012
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

‘Shields’ is an engrossing, beautiful work which could only come from Grizzly Bear, and only at this point in their career. Stunning.

5. Grimes - Visions

February 21, 2012
Critic Score
79
34 reviews
With 4AD’s renewed vigor in all affairs electonique and Boucher’s coherent elevation in both song quality and hook there’ll be no stopping this creative, sensual explosion of humanity called Grimes.

4. Death Grips - The Money Store

April 21, 2012
Critic Score
83
21 reviews

‘The Money Store’ is a modern, breathing nightmare. It’s hyper real hip-hop made just in time for the end of the world.

3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

July 17, 2012
Critic Score
91
33 reviews

Frank Ocean belongs to a tiny sub-genre of artists who possess the ability to sing in falsetto about a girl smoking crack and still sound like a fucking angel. 

2. alt-J - An Awesome Wave

May 28, 2012
Critic Score
79
16 reviews
Original Source: http://www.clashmusic.com/features/the-top-40-albums-of-2012
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