Time Out London's 50 Best Albums of 2012

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50. Mirrorring - Foreign Body

March 20, 2012
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

49. Actress - R.I.P.

April 24, 2012
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

46. Jeremih - Late Nights with Jeremih

August 7, 2012
Critic Score
90
1 review

45. The 2 Bears - Be Strong

January 30, 2012
Critic Score
77
19 reviews

44. JJ Doom - Key to the Kuffs

August 21, 2012
Critic Score
72
18 reviews

43. Dan Deacon - America

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
80
26 reviews

42. Efterklang - Piramida

September 25, 2012
Critic Score
75
20 reviews

41. Grimes - Visions

February 21, 2012
Critic Score
79
34 reviews

39. O Children - Apnea

O Children - Apnea
May 28, 2012
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

36. Julia Holter - Ekstasis

March 6, 2012
Critic Score
80
20 reviews

35. Gregory Porter - Be Good

Gregory Porter - Be Good
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
70
1 review

34. Tame Impala - Lonerism

October 9, 2012
Critic Score
87
28 reviews

32. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web

October 1, 2012
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

31. Sam Lee - Ground of Its Own

June 25, 2012
Critic Score
90
1 review

30. Lambchop - Mr. M

February 21, 2012
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

29. Chairlift - Something

January 24, 2012
Critic Score
76
22 reviews

28. Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler/The Dream

Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler/The Dream
November 15, 2011
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

26. Jack White - Blunderbuss

April 24, 2012
Critic Score
81
33 reviews

25. Toy - Toy

September 10, 2012
Critic Score
77
17 reviews

They’ve channelled their trippy retro leanings through more recent history – Ride and House Of Love get a workout on ‘Motoring’ and ‘The Reasons Why’ is pretty much a love letter to My Bloody Valentine, but ‘Drifting Deeper’ shows off their interest in experimental electronics.

24. Purity Ring - Shrines

July 24, 2012
Critic Score
77
33 reviews

22. Cat Power - Sun

September 4, 2012
Critic Score
79
35 reviews

21. Daphni - Jiaolong

October 16, 2012
Critic Score
72
17 reviews

20. Esbjörn Svensson Trio - 301

Esbjörn Svensson Trio - 301
March 30, 2012
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

19. The xx - Coexist

September 11, 2012
Critic Score
78
40 reviews

Jamie Smith’s production is hugely impressive ... His contribution is just one eye-opening facet of a painfully sparse but also startlingly good album, one that almost disintegrates under the weight of its own sadness. 

18. Chris Cohen - Overgrown Path

September 25, 2012
Critic Score
71
5 reviews

16. Cid Rim - Cid Rim

Cid Rim - Cid Rim
August 7, 2012
Critic Score
69
2 reviews

15. Liars - WIXIW

June 5, 2012
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

13. Swans - The Seer

August 28, 2012
Critic Score
86
29 reviews

12. Grizzly Bear - Shields

September 18, 2012
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

The complexity and jumpy qualities of the band's 2009 classic 'Veckatimest' have been replaced by smooth, rolling, road trip music.

11. NZCA/LINES - NZCA/LINES

February 27, 2012
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

10. Mac DeMarco - 2

October 16, 2012
Critic Score
75
17 reviews

The whole thing is breezy and effortless – just pretty little nuggets of melody and ennui.

9. alt-J - An Awesome Wave

May 28, 2012
Critic Score
79
16 reviews

8. Cooly G - Playin' Me

July 24, 2012
Critic Score
80
15 reviews

7. John Talabot - ƒIN

February 14, 2012
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

6. DIIV - Oshin

June 26, 2012
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

July 17, 2012
Critic Score
91
33 reviews

This album is every bit as boldly conceived, brilliantly executed and irrefutably fresh as the hype has it.

4. Jessie Ware - Devotion

August 20, 2012
Critic Score
81
30 reviews
Original Source: http://www.timeout.com/london/music/the-50-best-albums-of-2012
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