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The Highest Rated Albums of 2012

1.

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
91
38 reviews

2.

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
90
31 reviews

3.

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
87
30 reviews

5.

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
86
32 reviews

6.

X-TG - Desertshore / The Final Report
December 11, 2012
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

7.

Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake
March 13, 2012
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

8.

Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
May 21, 2012
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

9.

John Talabot - ƒIN
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
85
18 reviews

10.

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

11.

Matthew E. White - Big Inner
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
84
14 reviews

12.

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Critic Score
84
23 reviews

13.

Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
84
10 reviews

14.

Dwight Yoakam - 3 Pears
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

16.

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 21, 2012
Critic Score
84
22 reviews

17.

Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde!
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

18.

Sam Lee - Ground of Its Own
June 25, 2012
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

19.

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
83
30 reviews

21.

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
83
29 reviews

22.

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
83
30 reviews

23.

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
October 29, 2012
Critic Score
83
16 reviews

24.

Dr. John - Locked Down
April 3, 2012
Critic Score
83
24 reviews

25.

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Critic Score
82
22 reviews
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