The Best Fit Fifty: Albums of 2012

The Best Fit Fifty: Albums of 2012

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50. Wintersleep - Hello Hum

Wintersleep - Hello Hum
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
70
3 reviews

49. Cave Painting - Votive Life

September 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
1 review

48. Bill Fay - Life Is People

August 21, 2012
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

46. Why? - Mumps, etc.

Why? - Mumps, etc.
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
70
15 reviews

44. Chad Valley - Young Hunger

October 30, 2012
Critic Score
63
12 reviews

40. Taken By Trees - Other Worlds

October 2, 2012
Critic Score
70
9 reviews

37. Matthew Dear - Beams

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

36. Dan Deacon - America

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
80
25 reviews

34. Tame Impala - Lonerism

October 9, 2012
Critic Score
87
28 reviews

Sonic exploration is the name of the game on this album, making it a real treat with headphones.

31. Grizzly Bear - Shields

September 18, 2012
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

There’s more than enough here to interest the brain, the feet, and most things in between.

30. Purity Ring - Shrines

July 24, 2012
Critic Score
77
31 reviews
What separates this from the pack though, is that this psycho little workout is delivered with a uniformity of sound, a clarity of intent and a bushel of bold choruses to match the sexualised trauma of Megan James’ bold, bright and brilliant lyrics.

29. Beach House - Bloom

May 15, 2012
Critic Score
77
31 reviews

27. Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains - E Volo Love

Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains - E Volo Love
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
69
9 reviews

25. Chairlift - Something

January 24, 2012
Critic Score
76
21 reviews

24. Paul Banks - Banks

October 23, 2012
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

23. Daphni - Jiaolong

October 16, 2012
Critic Score
72
16 reviews

19. Toy - Toy

September 10, 2012
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
Immerse yourself in the razor-wire tension of kraut-tinged instrumental ‘Drifting Deeper’ and imagine how good they could be with a few more hooks, a bit more chaos and a lot more reckless abandon. That’s the buzz they should be aiming for.

17. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

February 7, 2012
Critic Score
79
25 reviews

16. Wild Nothing - Nocturne

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
77
21 reviews

14. Halls - Ark

Halls - Ark
October 15, 2012
Critic Score
70
8 reviews

11. John Talabot - ƒIN

February 14, 2012
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

9. El Perro Del Mar - Pale Fire

El Perro Del Mar - Pale Fire
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
65
12 reviews

8. Echo Lake - Wild Peace

Echo Lake - Wild Peace
June 26, 2012
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

July 17, 2012
Critic Score
91
33 reviews

Every song breathes like an individual fragment of Ocean’s personality and past, coaxed and caressed into life by his stunning voice and considered songwriting.

3. DIIV - Oshin

June 26, 2012
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

1. Jessie Ware - Devotion

August 20, 2012
Critic Score
82
28 reviews
Original Source: http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/features/lists/best-fit-fifty-albums-of-the-year-2012-2-114862
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