2012 Albums Ranked By Rating



Porcelain Raft, Strange Weekend
Mac DeMarco, 2


The Antlers, Undersea [EP]
Bob Dylan, Tempest
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
The Walkmen, Heaven
Beach House, Bloom
The Caretaker, Patience (After Sebald)
Flying Lotus, Until the Quiet Comes
The xx, Coexist
Spiritualized, Sweet Heart Sweet Light


Passion Pit, Gossamer
Leonard Cohen, Old Ideas
Tame Impala, Lonerism
Death Grips, No Love Deep Web
Andrew Bird, Break It Yourself
Steinvord, Steinvord [EP]
Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel...
Grizzly Bear, Shields
John Talabot, ƒIN
Burial, Kindred [EP]
Jack White, Blunderbuss
Cat Power, Sun
Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream


Lotus Plaza, Spooky Action at a Distance
British Sea Power, EP1 [EP]
Napalm Death, Utilitarian
Swans, The Seer
Miike Snow, Happy to You
Zammuto, Zammuto
Japandroids, Celebration Rock
The Tallest Man on Earth, There's No Leaving Now
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
P.O.S., We Don't Even Live Here
Brian Eno, Lux
Liars, WIXIW
Portico Quartet, Portico Quartet


Lana Del Rey, Born to Die
Sigur Rós, Valtari
Death Grips, The Money Store
Sun Airway, Soft Fall
How to Dress Well, Total Loss
Wild Nothing, Nocturne
Crystal Castles, (III)
Micachu and the Shapes, Never


Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan
Sleigh Bells, Reign of Terror
Alt-J, An Awesome Wave
Stepdad, Wildlife Pop
Grimes, Visions
St. Lucia, St. Lucia [EP]
The Magnetic Fields, Love at the Bottom of the Sea
The Men, Open Your Heart
Alcest, Les Voyages de l'Âme
Geographer, Myth
Scott Walker, Bish Bosch
Jessie Ware, Devotion
Purity Ring, Shrines
Squarepusher, Ufabulum
Lost in the Trees, A Church That Fits Our Needs
Django Django, Django Django
The Shins, Port of Morrow


Christian Mistress, Possession
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Son of a Bitches Brew
Titus Andronicus, Local Business
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Ty Segall Band, Slaughterhouse
Anoice, The Black Rain
Cloud Nothings, Attack on Memory
Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Battles, Dross Glop
Holly Herndon, Movement
Cardinal, Hymns
Chairlift, Something
Frankie Rose, Interstellar
Shearwater, Animal Joy


The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Aufheben
Baroness, Yellow & Green
Chromatics, Kill for Love
Ceremony, Zoo
North Atlantic Oscillation, Fog Electric
Twin Shadow, Confess
DNTEL, Aimlessness
DIIV, Oshin
Holly Herndon, Movement
Gojira, L'Enfant Sauvage


Animal Collective, Centipede Hz
Actress, R.I.P.
David Byrne and St. Vincent, Love This Giant
The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, Egor
You Slut!, Medium Bastard
Joyce Manor, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
Calvin Harris, 18 Months
Stars, The North
EPROM, Metahuman


Die Antwoord, Ten$ion
Shifted, Crossed Paths
Lone, Galaxy Garden


fun., Some Nights