#BestOf2012 : Top 50 Albums


Last year, PJ Harvey’s classic ‘Let England Shake’ topped our favourite albums chart. Who would it be this year?

Check our 2012 Top 50 Albums Of The Year here.

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant 50-DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT
Love This Giant
(4AD)


Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing
49-NENEH CHERRY & THE THING
The Cherry Thing
(Smalltown Supersound)
The Shins - Port of Morrow
48-THE SHINS
Port Of morrow
(Aural Apothecary/Columbia)
Lone - Galaxy Garden
47-LONE
Gaaxy Garden
(R&S)
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
46-FATHER JOHN MISTY
Fear Fun
(Bella Union)
Cooly G - Playin' Me
45-COOLY G
Playin' Me
(Hyperdub)
Purity Ring - Shrines
44-PURITY RING
Shrines
(4AD)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
43-ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI
Mature Themes
(4AD)
42-VARIOUS
Don't Break My Love
(Clown & Sunset)
Holly Herndon - Movement
41-HOLLY HERNDON
Movement
(RVNG Int.)
How to Dress Well - Total Loss
40-HOW TO DRESS WELL
Total Loss
(Domino)
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
39-ALABAMA SHAKES
Boys & Girls
(Rough Trade)
Liars - WIXIW
38-LIARS
WIXIW
(Mute)
Bill Fay - Life Is People
37-BILL FAY
Life Is People
(Dead Oceans)
Daughn Gibson - All Hell
36-DAUGHN GIBSON
All Hell
(White Denim)
Kindness - World, You Need a Change of Mind
35-KINDNESS
World, You Need A Change Of Mind
(Polydor)
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
34-LANA DEL REY
Born To Die
(Universal)
Crystal Castles - (III)
33-CRYSTAL CASTLES
(III)
(Casablanca)
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
32-MIGUEL
Kaleidoscope Dream
(RCA)
Tame Impala - Lonerism
31-TAME IMPALA
Lonerism
(Modular)
Mac DeMarco - 2
30-MAC DEMARCO
2/Rock and Roll Night Club
(Captured Tracks)
Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
29-ANDY STOTT
Luxury Problems
(Modern Love)
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
28-EL-P
Cancer 4 Cure
(Fat Possum)
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
27-MOUNT EERIE
Clear Moon/Ocean Roar
(P.W. Elverum and Sun)
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
26-CLOUD NOTHINGS
Attack On Memory
(Carpark)
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
25-SHARON VAN ETTEN
Tramp
(Jagjaguwar)
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
24-KILLER MIKE
R.A.P. Music
(Williams Street Records)
Nas - Life Is Good
23-NAS
Life Is Good
(Def Jam)
Jessie Ware - Devotion
22-JESSIE WARE
Devotion
(Universal)
ScHoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
21-SCHOOLBOY Q
Habits & Contradictions
(Top Dawg)
Goat - World Music
20-GOAT
World Music
(Rocket)
Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
19-TY SEGALL BAND/TY SEGALL/TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE
Slaughterhouse/Twins/Hair
(In The Red)
John Talabot - ƒIN
18-JOHN TALABOT
Fin
(Permanent Vacation)
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
17-FLYING LOTUS
Until The Quiet Comes
(Warp)
The Men - Open Your Heart16-THE MEN
Open Your Heart
(Sacred Bones)
Death Grips - The Money Store
15-DEATH GRIPS
The Money Store/No Love Deep Web
(Epic/Self Released)
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
14-LEONARD COHEN
Old Ideas
(Sony)
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
13-DIRTY PROJECTORS
Swing Lo Magellan
(Domino)
Grimes - Visions
12-GRIMES
Visions
(4AD)
Grizzly Bear - Shields
11-GRIZZLY BEAR
Shields
(Warp)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
10-GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
(Constellation)
Django Django - Django Django
9-DJANGO DJANGO
Django Django
(Because)
Actress - R.I.P
8-ACTRESS
R.I.P.
(Honest Jon's)
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
7-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 (Epic)
Beach House - Bloom
6-BEACH HOUSE
Bloom
(Bella Union)
Chromatics - Kill for Love
5-CHROMATICS
Kill For Love
(Italians Do It Better)
Swans - The Seer
4-SWANS
The Seer
(Young God)
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
3-JULIA HOLTER
Ekstasis
(RVNG Intl./Domino)
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
2-FRANK OCEAN
Channel Orange
(Def Jam)
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
1-KENDRICK LAMAR
good kid, m.A.A.d city
(Top Dawg)

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