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The Highest Rated Albums of 2012

1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
90
35 reviews

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

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

3. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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

5. Swans - The Seer

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

6. X-TG - Desertshore / The Final Report

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

7. Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake

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

8. Matthew E. White - Big Inner

Matthew E. White - Big Inner
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

9. John Talabot - ƒIN

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

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

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

11. Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

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

12. Dwight Yoakam - 3 Pears

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

14. Death Grips - The Money Store

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

16. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

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

17. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

18. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

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

19. Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando

Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando
March 13, 2012
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

20. The Men - Open Your Heart

The Men - Open Your Heart
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
82
23 reviews

21. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

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

22. Sean Price - Mic Tyson

Sean Price - Mic Tyson
October 30, 2012
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

23. Paul Buchanan - Mid Air

Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
May 21, 2012
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

24. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

25. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
82
29 reviews
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