Sasha Frere-Jones: 40 Best Albums of 2012

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Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker: 40 Best Albums of 2012 (listed chronologically, exceptional albums marked with asterisks) [see also 2013]

  • Rick Ross – Rich Forever
  • Heems – Nehru Jackets
  • Demdike Stare – Elemental: I-IV
  • Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
  • E-40 – The Block Brochure
  • * Sun Araw, MGG & Congos – Icon Give Thank
  • * Actress – R.I.P.
  • Death Grips – The Money Store
  • Kool A.D. – Fifty-One
  • Shackleton – Music For The Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs
  • * Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
  • El-P – Cancer For Cure
  • Swans – We Rose From Your Bed With The Sun In Our Head
  • * Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing
  • * Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
  • Christian Fennesz – Aun soundtrack
  • * Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
  • * Mungolian Jetset – Mungodelics
  • * Swans – The Seer
  • Cat Power – Sun
  • Deadbeat – Eight
  • Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Live
  • * METZ – METZ
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  • Peace – The World Is Too Much With Us
  • * Daphni – Jiaolong
  • Tussle – Tempest
  • Jamey Johnson – Living for a Song: Tribute to Hank Cochran
  • Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
  • * Old Apparatus – 4 EPs (Derren, Harem, Alfur, Realise)
  • * Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
  • Tayor Swift – Red
  • Karriem Riggins – Alone Together
  • * Christiaan Virant – Fistful of Buddha
  • Various – Get Lost V (mixed by Acid Pauli)
  • Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing Remixes
  • Lana Del Rey – Paradise
  • * Brian Eno – Lux
  • Moon Wiring Club – Today Bread, Tomorrow Secrets
  • Scott Walker – Bish Bosch