Pretty Much Amazing's 60 Best Albums of 2012

Pretty Much Amazing's 60 Best Albums of 2012

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59.

January 24, 2012
Critic Score
74
22 reviews

58.

May 11, 2012
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

57.

June 11, 2012
Critic Score
75
36 reviews

56.

April 3, 2012
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

55.

October 9, 2012
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

54.

June 12, 2012
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

53.

February 14, 2012
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

52.

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
86
32 reviews

51.

September 4, 2012
Critic Score
78
41 reviews

Marshall’s transformation has made her songwriting slightly less powerful but it has also added a new element to an already multi-faceted personality.

50.

February 14, 2012
Critic Score
85
18 reviews

49.

June 5, 2012
Critic Score
82
30 reviews

48.

January 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
25 reviews

47.

May 28, 2012
Critic Score
80
19 reviews

46.

March 20, 2012
Critic Score
68
35 reviews

45.

June 19, 2012
Critic Score
76
20 reviews

44.

September 18, 2012
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

Total Loss can be more aesthetically interesting than genuinely moving and it’s almost always too cluttered with floating abstractions.

41.

February 7, 2012
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

40.

Naomi Punk - The Feeling
November 19, 2012
Critic Score
65
6 reviews

39.

September 4, 2012
Critic Score
75
38 reviews

Though it never escapes the shadow of its elder sibling, Centipede Hz is, in true black-sheep fashion, undeniably entertaining.

37.

May 14, 2012
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

Though we may be familiar with its individual ingredients, Instinct is a potion of loopy mysticism and pop grandeur that tastes thrillingly new.

35.

June 26, 2012
Critic Score
77
22 reviews

At its best, Oshin feels like standing in a cavernous room with hazy beams of light coming in from slits in the walls.

32.

September 11, 2012
Critic Score
83
29 reviews

31.

October 2, 2012
Critic Score
80
14 reviews

30.

October 15, 2012
Critic Score
77
38 reviews

While it’s hard to tell if Khan’s gentle coo heard throughout is meant to seduce or frighten away, one thing is certain: The Haunted Man is another near masterpiece.

28.

September 11, 2012
Critic Score
77
35 reviews

Love This Giant poses a challenge to our music sensibilities, and listening to it feels like a learning experience rather than entertainment.

27.

March 6, 2012
Critic Score
82
24 reviews

25.

September 11, 2012
Critic Score
78
42 reviews

What could have been an overly ambitious sophomore effort is instead a concise, novella of an album that makes a deep impression and leaves a mark as it drifts away.

23.

April 21, 2012
Critic Score
84
22 reviews

These tracks work best when they invade your headspace, not your airspace. You want to get close to these tracks to admire the handiwork of producer Flatlander, who shines on The Money Store even more than he did on Death Grips excellent 2011 mixtape Exmilitary. It’s exquisite stuff, delivered with a sledgehammer.

22.

July 10, 2012
Critic Score
77
30 reviews

20.

May 22, 2012
Critic Score
82
30 reviews

19.

July 10, 2012
Critic Score
81
36 reviews

Where past Projectors releases have occasionally bordered on sterile – or at the very least clinical – this one hums with activity.

17.

May 1, 2012
Critic Score
78
23 reviews

16.

May 15, 2012
Critic Score
84
23 reviews

Killer Mike's masterful R.A.P. Music is about questioning the genre's boundaries, pouring this unlabeled chemical into that one, and watching shit explode.

15.

May 15, 2012
Critic Score
76
37 reviews

Though the pair would prefer you focus on their songwriting – and Legrand’s lyrics are beautiful – it is the overwhelming aesthetic that defines this band. Bloom is beautiful.

14.

August 20, 2012
Critic Score
82
31 reviews

13.

April 24, 2012
Critic Score
80
38 reviews

12.

October 2, 2012
Critic Score
83
30 reviews

This is not a collection of songs so much as it is a patchwork of different moods, sewn together to form a distorted stream of consciousness.

11.

May 29, 2012
Critic Score
80
29 reviews
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