Year-End Lists

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Category: 2012 Albums

Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012

  1. 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 – Amazon
  2. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
  3. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
  4. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  5. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  6. Grizzly Bear – Shields
  7. Chromatics – Kill for Love
  8. Grimes – Visions
  9. Purity Ring – Shrines
  10. Dan Deacon – America
  11. The Walkmen – Heaven
  12. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
  13. Jack White – Blunderbuss
  14. Jessie Ware – Devotion
  15. Beach House – Bloom
  16. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
  17. Lower Dens – Nootropics
  18. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  19. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  20. El-P – Cancer 4 Cure
  21. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  22. Twin Shadow – Confess
  23. Death Grips – The Money Store
  24. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  25. The xx – Coexist
  26. THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE
  27. The Men – Open Your Heart
  28. David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
  29. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
  30. Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man
  31. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
  32. Bob Dylan – Tempest
  33. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
  34. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
  35. DIIV – Oshin
  36. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
  37. Niki & The Dove – Instinct
  38. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
  39. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
  40. Naomi Punk – The Feeling
  41. Dr. Dog – Be the Void
  42. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
  43. ScHoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
  44. How to Dress Well – Total Loss
  45. Peaking Lights – Lucifer
  46. The Shins – Port of Morrow
  47. ∆ (alt-J) – An Awesome Wave
  48. Chairlift – Something
  49. Liars – WIXIW
  50. John Talabot – fIN
  51. Cat Power – Sun
  52. Swans – The Seer
  53. Poliça – Give You The Ghost
  54. iamamiwhoami – kin
  55. Metz – Metz
  56. Zammuto – Zammuto
  57. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  58. Ab-Soul – Control System
  59. Porcelain Raft – Strange Weekend
  60. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012

  1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange – Amazon
  2. 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
  3. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
  4. Ty Segall – Slaughterhouse
  5. [tie] Ty Segall – Twins
  6. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
  7. Grizzly Bear – Shields
  8. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  9. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
  10. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  11. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  12. Andrew Bird – Hands of Glory
  13. [tie] Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
  14. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
  15. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
  16. The Men – Open Your Heart
  17. Liars – WIXIW
  18. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
  19. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  20. Swans – The Seer
  21. Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
  22. Twin Shadow – Confess
  23. Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips
  24. Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now?
  25. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  26. Lower Dens – Nootropics
  27. Grimes – Visions
  28. Lana del Rey – Born to Die
  29. Dan Deacon – America
  30. Anaïs Mitchell – Young Man in America
  31. Chromatics – Kill for Love
  32. Jessie Ware – Devotion
  33. A.C. Newman – Shut Down the Streets
  34. Sufjan Stevens – Silver & Gold
  35. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Jazz Mind
  36. High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis
  37. BBU – bell hooks
  38. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
  39. Spider Bags – Shake My Head
  40. The Menzingers – On The Impossible Past
  41. Django Django – Django Django
  42. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
  43. The xx – Coexist
  44. Dr. John – Locked Down
  45. Purity Ring – Shrines
  46. Miike Snow – Happy To You
  47. Daughn Gibson – All Hell
  48. El-P – Cancer 4 Cure
  49. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
  50. Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
  51. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
  52. Netherfriends – Middle America

Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012

Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Americana

Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012

  1. Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Americana – Amazon
  2. Dabke – Sounds of the Syrian Houran
  3. Loudon Wainwright III – Older Than My Old Man Now
  4. Pink – The Truth About Love
  5. Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
  6. Skrillex – Bangarang
  7. Himanshu – Nehru Jackets
  8. The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
  9. Various Artists – The Rough Guide to High Life
  10. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
  11. Azealia Banks – 1991
  12. Chris Berry & The Bayaka of Yandoumbe – Listen . . . Oka!
  13. Lee Ranaldo – Between the Times and the Tides
  14. The xx – Coexist
  15. 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
  16. Orchestra Baobab – La Belle Époque: Volume 2 1973-1976
  17. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
  18. Karantamba – Ndigal
  19. The Human Hearts – Another
  20. Homeboy Sandman – First of a Living Breed
  21. Spoek Mathambo – Father Creeper
  22. Greenberger Greenberg Cebar – Tell Me That Before
  23. Taylor Swift – Red
  24. Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told: Chapter Two: Bread and Circuses
  25. Serengeti – C.A.R.
  26. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
  27. Homeboy Sandman – The Good Sun
  28. Omar Souleyman – Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts
  29. Plug – Back on Time
  30. Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby – A Working Museum
  31. Heems – Wild Water Kingdom
  32. Elle Varner – Perfectly Imperfect
  33. Standard Fare – Out of Sight, Out of Town
  34. The dB’s – Falling Off the Sky
  35. A Place to Bury Strangers – Worship
  36. Death Grips – No Love Deep Web
  37. Various Artists – The Rough Guide to the Music of Ethiopia
  38. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
  39. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  40. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
  41. Beach House – Bloom
  42. Etta James – The Dreamer
  43. Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
  44. Best Coast – The Only Place
  45. Death Grips – The Money Store
  46. Ab-Soul – Control System
  47. Iris DeMent – Sing the Delta
  48. Various Artists – Songs for Desert Refugees
  49. Saint Etienne – Words and Music by Saint Etienne
  50. Tommy Womack – Now What!
  51. Public Enemy – Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp
  52. Big Baby Gandhi – No1 2 Look Up 2
  53. Pet Shop Boys – Elysium
  54. Staff Benda Bilili – Bouger Le Monde
  55. Corin Tucker Band – Kill My Blues
  56. Carolyn Mark – The Queen of Vancouver Island
  57. s / s / s – Beak & Claw
  58. Thomas Anderson – The Moon in Transit
  59. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
  60. Jamey Johnson – Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
  61. Various Artists – The Rough Guide to the Music of Morocco
  62. Ani DiFranco – ¿Which Side Are You On?
  63. P.S. Eliot – Sadie
  64. The Coup – Sorry to Bother You
  65. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
  66. Give – Balkan Beat Box
  67. Lukid – Lonely at the Top
  68. Big K.R.I.T. – 4Eva N a Day
  69. Low Cut Connie – Call Me Sylvia
  70. Kid Koala – 12 Bit Blues
  71. Pete Seeger – The Complete Bowdoin College Concert 1960
  72. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
  73. Moreno and L’Orch First Moja-One – Sister Pili + 2
  74. Burial – Street Halo/Kindred
  75. Bhi Bhiman – Bhiman
  76. Homeboy Sandman – Subject: Matter
  77. Francis Bebey – African Electronic Music 1975-1982
  78. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: Deluxe Edition
  79. Madonna – MDNA
  80. Allo Darlin’ – Europe
  81. The Magnetic Fields – Love at the Bottom of the Sea
  82. Two Fingers – Stunt Rhythms
  83. The Rolling Stones – Some Girls: Deluxe Edition
  84. Dylan Hicks – Sings Bolling Greene
  85. Serengeti – Kenny Dennis EP
  86. Dobie – Nothing to Fear
  87. A Place to Bury Strangers – Onwards to the Wall
  88. Clams Casino – Instrumental Mixtape
  89. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
  90. Jack White – Blunderbuss
  91. Dobie – …But Fear Itself
  92. Ned Sublette – Kiss You Down South
  93. Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang – En Yay Sah
  94. Royal Band de Thiés – Kadior Demb
  95. Amadou & Mariam – Folila
  96. Andre Williams & the Sadies – Night and Day
  97. Khaira Arby – Tchini Tchini
  98. Joan Soriano – La Familia Soriano
  99. Big Baby Gandhi – Big Fucking Baby
  100. Linkoban – Super Into On It
  101. Various Artists – The Original Sound of Cumbia
  102. Tha Grimm Teachaz – There’s a Situation on the Homefront

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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

  1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange – Amazon
  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

MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012

  1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange – Amazon
  2. Dr. John – Locked Down
  3. Loudon Wainwright III – Older Than My Old Man Now
  4. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
  5. Jack White – Blunderbuss
  6. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
  7. Bob Dylan – Tempest
  8. THEESatisfaction – Awe Naturale
  9. Taylor Swift – Red
  10. Mumford & Sons – Babel
  11. 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
  12. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

Engine 145: Top 25 Albums of 2012

Marty-Stuart---Nashville,-Volume-1

Engine 145: Top 25 Albums of 2012

  1. Marty Stuart – Nashville, Vol. 1. Tear the Woodpile Down – Amazon
  2. Kellie Pickler – 100 Proof
  3. Don Williams – And So It Goes
  4. Jamey Johnson – Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
  5. Iris DeMent – Sing the Delta
  6. Waylon Jennings – Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings
  7. Alan Jackson – Thirty Miles West
  8. Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven
  9. The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers
  10. Corb Lund – Cabin Fever
  11. Dwight Yoakam – 3 Pears
  12. The Trishas – High, Wide & Handsome
  13. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson – Wreck & Ruin
  14. Chelle Rose – Ghost of Browder Holler
  15. Carolina Chocolate Drops – Leaving Eden
  16. Little Big Town – Tornado
  17. Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale – Buddy and Jim
  18. Various Artists – Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
  19. Kathy Mattea – Calling Me Home
  20. Zac Brown Band – Uncaged
  21. Gretchen Peters – Hello Cruel World
  22. Joey + Rory – His and Hers
  23. Sara Watkins – Sun Midnight Sun
  24. Bobby Bare – Darker Than Light
  25. Brandi Carlile – Bear Creek

The Source: Top 20 Albums of 2012

Nas---Life-is-Good

The Source: Top 20 Albums of 2012

  1. Nas – Life Is Good – Amazon
  2. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
  3. The Game – Jesus Piece
  4. Big K.R.I.T. – Live From The Underground
  5. Ab-Soul – Control System
  6. G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer
  7. Slaughterhouse – Welcome To: Our House
  8. ScHoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
  9. Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
  10. T.I. – Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head
  11. 2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story
  12. Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Dont
  13. Wu Block – Wu Block
  14. Sean Price – Mic Tyson
  15. Big Boi – Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
  16. Roc Marciano – Reloaded
  17. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
  18. Meek Mill – Dreams And Nightmares
  19. El-P – Cancer 4 Cure
  20. DJ Khaled – Kiss the Ring

Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012

Death-Grips---No-Love-Deep-Web

Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012 (as numbered on Cooper’s site, but note that he precedes the list with “in no order”)

  1. Death Grips – No Love Deep Web
  2. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
  3. Raime – Quarter
  4. Guided by Voices – The Bears for Lunch
  5. William Basinski – The Disintegration Loops
  6. Pinback – Information Retrieved
  7. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
  8. Détective – However Strange
  9. New White Light – Bela Tarr 7-13
  10. Swans – The Seer
  11. Robert Pollard – Jack Sells the Cow
  12. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  13. Grimes – Visions
  14. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  15. Actress – R.I.P.
  16. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  17. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
  18. Los Angeles – 555/666/777
  19. El-P – Cancer for Cure
  20. Crystal Castles – III

Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012

Terry Malts - Killing Time

Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012

  1. Terry Malts – Killing Time – Amazon
  2. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
  3. Sea Pinks – Freak Waves
  4. The Tallest Man on Earth – There’s No Leaving Low
  5. Gentleman Jesse & His Men – Leaving Atlanta
  6. I Was a King – You Love It Here
  7. The Walkmen – Heaven
  8. Cats on Fire – All Blackshirts to Me
  9. Grizzly Bear – Shields
  10. Twin Shadow – Confess
  11. Mystery Jets – Radlands
  12. The Men – Open Your Heart
  13. Royal Headache – Royal Headache
  14. Woods – Bend Beyond
  15. Grass Widow – Internal Logic
  16. Beach House – Bloom
  17. Standard Fare – Out of Sight, Out of Town
  18. Hunx – Hairdresser Blues
  19. Wild Nothing – Nocturne
  20. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  21. The Fresh & Onlys – Long Slow Dance
  22. Chromatics – Kill For Love
  23. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  24. Eternal Summers – Correct Behavior
  25. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  26. Literature – Arab Spring
  27. Magic Trick – Ruler of the Night
  28. The Intelligence – Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me
  29. Punks On Mars – Bad Expectations
  30. Nude Beach – II
  31. Exlovers – Moth
  32. Cult of Youth – Love Will Prevail
  33. Frankie Rose – Interstellar
  34. DIIV – Oshin
  35. Black Marble – A Different Arrangement
  36. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Untogether
  37. The Bankees – Home
  38. Bear In Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool
  39. Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
  40. Mac DeMarco – 2
  41. Plateaus – Plateaus
  42. Still Flyin – On a Bedroom Wall
  43. JBM – Stray Ashes
  44. Andrew Bird – Hands of Glory
  45. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
  46. Deep Time – Deep Time
  47. Sonic Avenues – Television Youth
  48. Field Music – Plumb
  49. Crystal Castles – III
  50. Tanlines – Mixed Emotions
  51. Hospitality – Hospitality
  52. The Wedding Present – Valentina
  53. OBN IIIs – OBN IIIs
  54. Cat Power – Sun
  55. Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t
  56. The Wave Pictures – Long Black Cars
  57. Two Wounded Birds – Two Wounded Birds
  58. The xx – Coexist
  59. Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man
  60. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  61. Holograms – Holograms
  62. Gravenhurst – The Ghost of Daylight
  63. Bowerbirds – The Clearing
  64. Screaming Females – Ugly
  65. The Daredevil Christopher Wright – The Nature of Things
  66. We Can’t Enjoy Ourselves – Make a Mess of Sacred Ground
  67. Mind Spiders – Meltdown
  68. Dana Buoy – Summer Bodies
  69. Teen Daze – All of Us Together
  70. Allo Darlin – Europe
  71. A.C. Newman – Shut Down the Streets
  72. Grape Street – A Date With You
  73. White Wires – WWIII
  74. La Sera – Sees the Light
  75. White Arrows – Dry Land is Not a Myth
  76. Dot Dash – Winter Garden Light
  77. Pop Singles – All Gone
  78. The Eastern Sea – Plague
  79. Woolen Kits – Four Girls
  80. King Tuff – King Tuff
  81. Natural Child – Hard in Heaven
  82. Evans the Death – Evans the Death
  83. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
  84. The Calm Blue Sea – Arrivals & Departures
  85. The Babies – Our House on the Hill
  86. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
  87. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
  88. Unnatural Helpers – Land Grab
  89. Volcano – Pinata
  90. The Memories – The Memories
  91. Beachwood Sparks – Tarnished Gold
  92. Daughn Gibson – All Hell
  93. The Pharmacy – Stoned and Alone
  94. Big Wave Riders – Life Less Ordinary
  95. So Many Wizards – Warm Nothing
  96. Crocodiles – Endless Flowers
  97. Metz – Metz
  98. Saint Motel – Voyeur
  99. Junk Culture – Wild Quiet
  100. Lace Curtains – The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness

Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012 (as voted by Billboard staff)

  1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange – Amazon
  2. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
  3. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
  4. Jessie Ware – Devotion
  5. Taylor Swift – Red
  6. Beach House – Bloom
  7. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
  8. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
  9. Cat Power – Sun
  10. ∆ (alt-J) – An Awesome Wave