Best Albums of 2012


The Top Ten

1 Songs From the Silver Screen - Jackie Evancho

A beautiful voice singing great songs from the movies.
I like!

Wonderful performances of songs clustered around a coherent theme.

Amazing studio album to accompany Jackie's second PBS Great Performances special, "Music Of The Movies". Both are special on their own, with Chris Botti, Jumaane Smith, 2 Cellos, Joshua Bell, Caroline Campbell, The Tenors and Jacob Evancho spread between the two. Get both! - Trancas

Jackie takes familiar songs and makes them new again! - BobG

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2 Living Things - Linkin Park

Got to appreciate on the techno they have worked out in the whole album.. - varunyankee

LP are going in a good direction with this album, the best album
Overexposed is second

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3 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

Best hip-hop album of the entire year, bringing it back to what it was.

4 The Strange Case Of... - Halestorm
5 Lonerism - Tame Impala
6 Red - Taylor Swift

RED has to be Taylor's best album to date. From Country to Pop to Dub to Alternative, Taylor gives her fans a little taste of everything. Simply Amazing! I have been listening to it nonstop seriously.

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7 Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Number 67? A masterpiece like this album being at only 67 proves just how much of a joke this list is.

Is this like a wikipedia site or something. This album should be in top 5

Jesus Christ! This is easily the best of 2012
P.S. Why is Jackie Evancho #1 on like every list? - Tabor

8 The Money Store - Death Grips

Without a doubt, one of the best industrial hip hop albums out there.

9 + - Ed Sheeran

This is the best. Why Linkin Park always at the top? I mean I like them but they are overrated here.

If you don't like this piece of heaven, I'm seriously judging you right now

That album was releseadd in 2011 what the hell is it doing in this lit

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10 Stronger - Kelly Clarkson

OK, it was released in the late 2011 but a huge success and biggest hit "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" came in 2012 - Magnolia

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The Newcomers

? All the Wars - The Pineapple Thief

The Contenders

11 The Seer - Swans
12 At the Gates of Sethu - Nile
13 L'enfant Sauvage - Gojira
14 Umskiptar - Burzum

Pretty shocked to see a Burzum album this high.

15 The Connection - Papa Roach

Best papa roach album, and the best rock album of 2012 of course, it should be replaced by Linkin Park' living things... Because the connection is far better than the hip hops, and also after papa roach spilled some electronic sounds in it... It was a legendary piece...

Not only are Papa Roach rapping again but they've also been experimenting with other sounds like electronics and dubstep to mostly great effect. A truly awesome album.

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16 Resolution - Lamb of God

This list is silly.. This should be in top tens. - nooreldeen

17 Global Flatline - Aborted
18 The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do - Fiona Apple
19 Aftermath of the Lowdown - Richie Sambora

The 3rd & the latest addition of the Epic 'Richie Rambora' Solo Arsenal!

20 Night Visions - Imagine Dragons

Come on people. This is one of the best albums I've heard in years, and yet it's behind Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj? What has our world come to? Recognize good music, people.

The band name is Imagine Dragons, Radioactive is a song from the album. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

Listen to "Nothing Left To Say", you'll know what I mean.

Wow way too far down on the list

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1. Battle Born - Killers
2. Go - Motion City Soundtrack
3. Handwritten - Gaslight Anthem
1. At the Gates of Sethu - Nile
2. Umskiptar - Burzum
3. Global Flatline - Aborted
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2. Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
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