100 Greatest Albums of 2012

  1. good kid, M.A.A.D. city - Kendrick Lamar
  2. Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
  3. Babel - Mumford & Sons
  4. Red - Taylor Swift
  5. Some Nights - fun.
  6. The Idler Wheel - Fiona Apple
  7. Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars
  8. Wrecking Ball - Bruce Springsteen
  9. Blunderbuss - Jack White
10. The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
11. R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
12. Kaleidoscope Dream - Miguel
13. Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
14. Life is Good - Nas
15. Unapologetic - Rihanna
16. R.E.D. - Ne-Yo
17. An Awesome Wave - Alt-J
18. The 2nd Law - Muse
19. The Truth About Love - Pink
20. Tempest - Bob Dylan
21. Lonerism - Tame Impala
22. 18 Months - Calvin Harris
23. Born to Die - Lana Del Rey
24. Looking 4 Myself - Usher
25. Our Version of Events - Emeli Sandé
26. Boys & Girls - Alabama Shakes
27. Koi No Yokan - Deftones
28. Psychedelic Pill - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
29. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
30. Attack on Memory - Cloud Nothings
31. Bloom - Beach House
32. Cancer for Cure - El-P
33. Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
34. That’s Why God Made the Radio - The Beach Boys
35. Celebration Rock - Japandroids
36. Old Ideas - Leonard Cohen
37. Port of Morrow - The Shins
38. Tramp - Sharon Van Etten
39. Two Eleven - Brandy
40. Love This Giant - David Byrne & St. Vincent
41. Gossamer - Passion Pit
42. The Money Store - Death Grips
43. Handwritten - The Gaslight Anthem
44. Sun - Cat Power
45. Sunken Condos - Donald Fagen
46. Shields - Grizzly Bear
47. Clockwork Angels - Rush
48. Something - Chairlift
49. Kill for Love - Chromatics
50. Coexist - The xx
51. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - Nicki Minaj
52. Total Loss - How to Dress Well
53. Swing Lo Magellan - Dirty Projectors
54. Oceania - The Smashing Pumpkins
55. Les Voyages de l' me - Alcest
56. The Seer - Swans
57. III - Crystal Castles
58. A Thing Called Divine Fits - Divine Fits
59. Bish Bosch - Scott Walker
60. Skelethon - Aesop Rock
61. Shrines - Purity Ring
62. Halcyon - Ellie Goulding
63. Silver Age - Bob Mould
64. The Haunted Man - Bat for Lashes
65. The Only Place - Best Coast
66. Overexposed - Maroon 5
67. Take Me Home - One Direction
68. MDNA - Madonna
69. Reign of Terror - Sleigh Bells
70. Warrior - Ke$ha
71. Synthetica - Metric
72. 2 - Mac DeMarco
73. Visions - Grimes
74. Oshin - DIIV
75. Sweet Heart Sweet Light - Spiritualized
76. Centipede Hz - Animal Collective
77. Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
78. Valtari - Sigur Ros
79. Yellow & Green - Baroness
80. Neck of the Woods - Silversun Pickups
81. World, You Need a Change of Mind - Kindness
82. Habits & Contradictions - Schoolboy Q
83. Mature Themes - Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
84. Local Business - Titus Andronicus
85. Uno! - Green Day
86. All the Little Lights - Passenger
87. Tank Full of Blues - Dion
88. Fear Fun - Father John Misty
89. The Bears for Lunch - Guided by Voices
90. Love at the Bottom of the Sea - The Magnetic Fields
91. In Our Heads - Hot Chip
92. Beacon - Two Door Cinema Club
93. We Don't Even Live Here - P.O.S.
94. Little Broken Hearts - Norah Jones
95. Until the Quiet Comes - Flying Lotus
96. What We Saw from the Cheap Seats - Regina Spektor
97. Open Your Heart - The Men
98. WIXIW - Liars
99. Among the Leaves - Sun Kil Moon
100. Kiss - Carly Rae Jepsen
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2012
Ryan's choice - An unheralded great album from 2012
* 2:54 - 2:54

Lew's choice:
* Once Upon a Time in the West - The White Buffalo
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