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100 Greatest Albums of 2012

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.
Edited By: - List Begun: 2014-07-19
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  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

good kid, M.A.A.D. city Kendrick Lamar album cover

Channel Orange Frank Ocean album cover

Babel Mumford and Sons album cover

Red Taylor Swift album cover

Some Nights fun. album cover

The Idler Wheel Fiona Apple album cover

Unorthodox Jukebox Bruno Mars album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2012
  Ryan's choice - An unheralded great album from 2012
 •  2:54 - 2:54
  Lew's choice:
 •  Glad All Over - The Wallflowers




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