NPR: 50 Favorite Albums of 2012

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NPR Music: 50 Favorite Albums of 2012 (alphabetical)

  • Ab-Soul – Control System
  • Alabama Shakes – Boys And Girls
  • Alisa Weilerstein & Daniel Barenboim – Elgar & Carter Cello Concertos
  • ∆ (alt-J) – An Awesome Wave
  • Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
  • Astro – Astro
  • Simon Rattle & The Berlin Philharmonic – Bach: St. Matthew Passion
  • Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
  • Bomba Estereo – Elegancia Tropical
  • Brooklyn Rider – Seven Steps
  • Cafe Tacvba – El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco
  • Carla Morrison – Dejenme Llorar
  • Cat Power – Sun
  • Cody ChesnuTT – Landing On A Hundred
  • Dan Deacon – America
  • Death Grips – NO LOVE DEEP WEB
  • Debo Band – Debo Band
  • Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  • Dwight Yoakam – 3 Pears
  • Exitmusic – Passage
  • Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
  • Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
  • Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
  • Fun. – Some Nights
  • Homeboy Sandman – First Of A Living Breed
  • Iris DeMent – Sing The Delta
  • Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang – En Yay Sah
  • Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  • Karriem Riggins – Alone Together
  • Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City
  • Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
  • Leila Josefowicz – Salonen: Violin Concerto
  • Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
  • Matt Ulery – By A Little Light
  • Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 2
  • Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
  • Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing
  • Now, Now – Threads
  • Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction
  • Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard
  • Pink – The Truth About Love
  • Regina Spektor – What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
  • San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas – Adams: Harmonielehre/Short Ride In A Fast Machine
  • Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  • Swans – The Seer
  • Ty Segall – Twins
  • The Very Best – MTMTMK
  • Vijay Iyer Trio – Accelerando
  • Wadada Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers
  • The 2 Bears – Be Strong