The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2012

The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2012

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49. The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough

The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

48. John Talabot - ƒIN

February 14, 2012
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

47. Zammuto - Zammuto

April 3, 2012
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

46. Murder Construct - Results

Murder Construct - Results
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

45. Beach House - Bloom

May 15, 2012
Critic Score
76
33 reviews

On Bloom, Beach House does what they do best and continues to pen some of the best dream pop tunes out there today.

44. Torche - Harmonicraft

April 24, 2012
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

42. Karriem Riggins - Alone Together

October 22, 2012
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

41. Tame Impala - Lonerism

October 9, 2012
Critic Score
87
28 reviews

With a more colorful recording, bolder experiments, and more expansive jams, Australia's Tame Impala shows nothing but improvement on their sophomore effort, Lonerism.

39. Deerhoof - Breakup Song

September 4, 2012
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

38. Recondite - On Acid

Recondite - On Acid
April 2, 2012
Critic Score
77
4 reviews

37. alt-J - An Awesome Wave

May 28, 2012
Critic Score
79
16 reviews

36. Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte

Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte
August 14, 2012
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

35. Wild Nothing - Nocturne

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
77
21 reviews

33. Holograms - Holograms

Holograms - Holograms
July 10, 2012
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

32. The Evens - The Odds

November 20, 2012
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

31. Lone - Galaxy Garden

May 1, 2012
Critic Score
78
14 reviews

30. Hot Chip - In Our Heads

June 11, 2012
Critic Score
74
30 reviews

29. Pile - Dripping

Pile - Dripping
October 23, 2012
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

27. Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N a Day

Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N a Day
March 5, 2012
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

26. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

March 12, 2012
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

25. High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis

April 3, 2012
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

24. iamamiwhoami - kin

June 12, 2012
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

23. White Suns - Sinews

April 17, 2012
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

22. Loma Prieta - I.V.

Loma Prieta - I.V.
January 17, 2012
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

20. Matthew Dear - Beams

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

19. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web

October 1, 2012
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

17. Soap&Skin - Narrow

Soap&Skin - Narrow
February 13, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

16. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

December 4, 2012
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

14. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

May 15, 2012
Critic Score
84
22 reviews

13. Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine

Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine
July 31, 2012
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

12. Billy Woods - History Will Absolve Me

Billy Woods - History Will Absolve Me
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
80
1 review

11. Swans - The Seer

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
86
29 reviews

10. Ab-Soul - Control System

May 11, 2012
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

8. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

February 21, 2012
Critic Score
80
25 reviews
With loads of beautiful sounds and intensely sad emotions, the new Perfume Genius record brings together an assembly of powerful, yet short, songs.

7. BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG2

April 3, 2012
Critic Score
85
3 reviews

6. Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet

November 13, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

4. Dope Body - Natural History

May 22, 2012
Critic Score
74
11 reviews

3. Ondatrópica - Ondatrópica

Ondatrópica - Ondatrópica
July 16, 2012
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

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

October 22, 2012
Critic Score
89
26 reviews

With good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar drops what's easily hip hop's most cinematic album of 2012.

1. Death Grips - The Money Store

April 21, 2012
Critic Score
83
21 reviews
I got got got got got.
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