The Critics’
Top Albums Of 2012

  1. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
  2. Grimes – Visions
  3. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  4. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
  5. Swans – The Seer
  6. Fiona Apple – The Idle Wheel Is Wiser…
  7. Grizzly Bear – Shields
  8. Chromatics – Kill For Love
  9. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  10. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  11. Beach House – Bloom
  12. Jack White – Blunderbuss
  13. Jessie Ware – Devotion
  14. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  15. ∆ – An Awesome Wave
  16. Django Django – Django Django
  17. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
  18. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
  19. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
  20. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  21. The xx – Coexist
  22. John Talabot – ƒIN
  23. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
  24. Actress – R.I.P.
  25. Cat Power – Sun
  26. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
  27. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
  28. Death Grips – The Money Store
  29. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
  30. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
  31. EL-P – Cancer 4 Cure
  32. Bob Dylan – Tempest
  33. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
  34. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  35. Liars – WIXIW
  36. DIIV – Oshin
  37. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
  38. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
  39. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
  40. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
  41. The Walkmen – Heaven
  42. Baroness – Yellow & Green
  43. Purity Ring – Shrines
  44. The Men – Open Your Heart
  45. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
  46. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
  47. David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
  48. Field Music – Plumb
  49. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  50. Twin Shadow – Confess
  • An aggregate of 72 year-end lists
     
  • Date
    2/2/2013
  • Categories
    Best Of

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