Q: 50 Best Albums of 2012

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Q Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2012 (alphabetical) (see also: 2013)

  • 2 Bears – Be Strong
  • Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
  • ∆ (Alt-J) – An Awesome Wave
  • Paul Banks – Banks
  • Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
  • Beach House – Bloom
  • Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
  • David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
  • Cat Power – Sun
  • Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
  • Daphni – Jiaolong
  • Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
  • Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  • Django Django – Django Django
  • Bob Dylan – Tempest
  • EL-P – Cancer4Cure
  • Field Music – Plumb
  • Go-Kart Mozart – On The Hot Dog Streets
  • Grimes – Visions
  • Grizzly Bear – Shields
  • Ren Harvieu – Through The Night
  • Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
  • Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship
  • Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  • Elton John Vs. Pnau – Good Morning To The Night
  • Josephine – Portrait
  • The Killers – Battle Born
  • Kindness – World, You Need A Change Of Mind
  • Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
  • The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
  • Mala In Cuba – Mala In Cuba
  • Mumford & Sons – Babel
  • Muse – The 2nd Law
  • Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
  • Orbital – Wonky
  • Peaking Lights – Lucifer
  • Plan B – Ill Manors
  • Emeli Sande – Our Version Of Events
  • Saint Etienne – Words And Music By Saint Etienne
  • School Of Seven Bells – Ghostory
  • Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
  • Tame Impala – Lonerism
  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble
  • The Vaccines – Come Of Age
  • Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  • The Walkmen – Heaven
  • Jessie Ware – Devotion
  • Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
  • Jack White – Blunderbuss
  • Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe