Top 50 Albums of 2012

Not a bad year for music.  I had an ambitious goal to listen to 200 albums from 2012, which I did.  While it was a daunting and quite unnecessary task to listen to that much music, I did manage to find some good ones that I might not have otherwise come across.  Below is my Top 50 Albums of 2012 that will be revealed over the next few days.

50) Mumford & Sons “Babel”
49) Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Here”
48) Dwight Yoakam “3 Pears”
47) Gotye “Making Mirrors”
46) Lana Del Rey “Born To Die
45) Beachwood Sparks “The Tarnished Gold”
44) Dan Deacon “America”
43) Ellie Goulding “Halcyon”
42) Andrew Bird “Hands of Glory”
41) Frank Ocean “Channel Orange”
40) The Raveonettes”Observator” 
39) Ben Kweller”Go Fly A Kite”
38) The Mynabirds “Generals”
37) The Wallflowers “Glad All Over”
36) Stars “The North”
35) The Shins “Port of Morrow”
34) The Helio Sequence “Negotiations”
33) Moon Taxi “Cabaret”
32) David Crowder Band “Give Us Rest
31) Mat Kearney “Your Love”
30) Fun. “Some Nights”
29) Alberta Cross “Songs of Patience”
28) Best Coast “The Only Place”
27) Grace Potter & The Nocturnals “The Lion & the Beast”
26) Dave Barnes “Stories To Tell”

25) The Beach Boys “That’s Why God Made the Radio”
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24) Wild Nothing “Nocturne”
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23) The Lumineers “The Lumineers”
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22) Of Monsters And Men “My Head Is An Animal”
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21) The Walkmen “Heaven”
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20) Santigold “Master of Make Believe”
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19) Ingrid Michaelson”Human Again”
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18) Jessie Ware “Devotion”
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17) Wade Bowen “The Given”
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16) Alabama Shakes “Boys & Girls”
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15) Glen Hansard “Rythym & Repose”
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14) Dirty Projectors “Swing Lo Magellan”
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13) Jesse Terry “Empty Seat on a Plane”
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12) David Byrne St. Vincent “Love This Giant”
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11) Jack White “Blunderbuss”
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10) Brandi Carlile “Bear Creek”
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9) First Aid Kit “The Lion’s Roar”
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8) Sara Watkins “Sun Midnight Sun”
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7) Ben Folds Five “The Sound of the Life of the Mind”
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6) The Tallest Man On Earth “The Tallest Man on Earth”
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5) Twin Shadow “Confessions”
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4) Beach House “Bloom”
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3) Dr. Dog “Be the Void”
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2) Tennis “Young & Old”
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1) Keane “Strangeland”
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One response to “Top 50 Albums of 2012

  1. Good list. My variance would have ‘Babel’ Mumford & Sons in the top 10 but overall great list and choices. I had forgotten about several of these albums that came out!

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