Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012

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Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012 (an annual poll published by The Village Voice)

  1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
  2. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
  3. 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
  4. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  5. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
  6. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  7. Swans – The Seer
  8. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
  9. Grimes – Visions
  10. Beach House – Bloom
  11. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  12. Jack White – Blunderbuss
  13. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
  14. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
  15. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
  16. Bob Dylan – Tempest
  17. Taylor Swift – Red
  18. Future – Pluto
  19. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
  20. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  21. Dr. John – Locked Down
  22. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
  23. Cat Power – Sun
  24. Baroness – Yellow & Green
  25. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
  26. El-P – Cancer 4 Cure
  27. Grizzly Bear – Shields
  28. Chromatics – Kill for Love
  29. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
  30. Jessie Ware – Devotion
  31. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
  32. Loudon Wainwright III – Older Than My Old Man Now
  33. Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
  34. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  35. Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man
  36. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  37. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
  38. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  39. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
  40. Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
  41. fun. – Some Nights
  42. Bob Mould – Silver Age
  43. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
  44. Kelly Hogan – I Like to Keep Myself in Pain
  45. Death Grips – The Money Store
  46. Purity Ring – Shrines
  47. Nada Surf – The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
  48. Iris DeMent – Sing the Delta
  49. The xx – Coexist
  50. The Men – Open Your Heart
  51. Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t
  52. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
  53. Goat – World Music
  54. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die
  55. Allo Darlin’ – Europe
  56. Metz – Metz
  57. Neneh Cherry & the Thing – The Cherry Thing
  58. Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction
  59. Burial – Kindred
  60. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
  61. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
  62. Nas – Life Is Good
  63. Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
  64. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
  65. Laurel Halo – Quarantine
  66. Liars – Wixiw
  67. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
  68. Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips
  69. Redd Kross – Researching the Blues
  70. Actress – R.I.P.
  71. King Tuff – King Tuff
  72. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland – Black Is Beautiful
  73. Lambchop – Mr. M
  74. Walkmen – Heaven
  75. The Coup – Sorry to Bother You
  76. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana
  77. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
  78. Twin Shadow – Confess
  79. Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
  80. Rush – Clockwork Angels
  81. Vijay Iyer – Accelerando
  82. Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet on Sky
  83. David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
  84. Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe
  85. Le1f – Dark York
  86. Elle Varner – Perfectly Imperfect
  87. Can – The Lost Tapes
  88. Saint Etienne – Words and Music by Saint Etienne
  89. Ke$ha – Warrior
  90. Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
  91. THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE
  92. Ty Segall – Twins
  93. Dwight Yoakam – 3 Pears
  94. Patti Smith – Banga
  95. Matthew E. White – Big Inner
  96. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
  97. Best Coast – The Only Place
  98. Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
  99. J.D. McPherson – Signs & Signifiers
  100. The dB’s – Falling Off the Sky