Best Albums of 2012

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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

Best album ever

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2 Living Things - Linkin Park

Awesome album - just like everything from LP - Magnolia

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

As expected and deserved #1!

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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

Very underrated, but great - LightningStrike

6 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

THIS SONG IS INSPIRATIONAL JUST LIKE KELLY CLARKSON!

7 The Money Store - Death Grips

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

The best ever made brotha

8 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.

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

Wow way too far down on the list

Number 2 behind G.K.M.C.

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9 Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

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

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

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

Jackie Evancho is not at the top of every list. There are over 140 lists in which Jackie is included but does not hold the top spot. Also, there are hundreds of lists in which Jackie does not appear at all, such as those dealing with rock, rap, soul, jazz, blues, metal, guitarists and other instrument-players, any time frame before 2008, musicals, theater, dance and other performing arts. - BobG

10 L'enfant Sauvage - Gojira

The Contenders

11 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.

Let vote for her Swifters-:) go - onlyway

MY favorite TAYLOR ALBUM PEOPLE

All too Well gives this already terrific album it's final, shiny polish. The perfect and dramatically astounding lyricism tied in with the emotion make the song an undeniable masterpiece of 2012. "Holy Ground" is a great rapping song, while the duets "Everything Has Changed" and "The Last Time" both feature amazing male-female voice duos and guitar riffs. "I Knew You Were Trouble" really showcases how mature Taylor has become, branching off from her typical country and country pop sound and displaying her variety, while "22" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" are great pop bluff!

Overall, a 9/10!

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12 The Seer - Swans
13 MDNA - Madonna

This is a great album and so underrated

People say its crap compared to her others that's because her others are just the BEST while this is good

She had better albums in the past but MDNA is decent dance record - Magnolia

Get over it!

It's the best

This album is the Masterpiece of 2012

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14 Trespassing - Adam Lambert
15 Resolution - Lamb of God

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

16 Dance Again... the Hits - Jennifer Lopez

Awesome collection of J. Lo's greatest hits - Magnolia

17 Greatest Hits - Chapter One - Kelly Clarkson
18 Stay In Touch - Sandra
19 At the Gates of Sethu - Nile
20 Umskiptar - Burzum

Pretty shocked to see a Burzum album this high.

One of the most underrated Burzum albums. - Merkwurdigliebe

21 + - 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

Ed sheeran deserves it

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

22 Battle Born - Killers
23 Collide With the Sky - Pierce the Veil
24 Classical Curves - Jam City
25 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.

I AM A BIG LINKIN PARK FAN,
BUT AFTER LISTENING THIS ALBUM
I MUST SAY THAT THIS IS THE BEST ALBUM!
AND LIVING THINGS IS NOT TOO GOOD
TO BE ON THE THE TOP..

26 Portal of I - Ne Obliviscaris
27 Dark Roots of Earth - Testament
28 Global Flatline - Aborted
29 The End Is Where We Begin - Thousand Foot Krutch
30 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

That sounds like a chorus, not a title. - Camaro6

31 All We Love We Leave Behind - Converge
32 Quarantine - Laurel Halo
33 Aftermath of the Lowdown - Richie Sambora

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

34 Born to Die - Lana del Rey

The brilliant and beautiful wake up call to the world about the amazing Lana Del Rey

35 The Power Within - Dragonforce
36 Transit of Venus - Three Days Grace
37 Awakened - As I Lay Dying

Best metalcore album of all time and the as I lay dying's best work. - sk8er7890

38 R.I.P. - Actress
39 The Lumineers - The Lumineers
40 Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection - Katy Perry
41 R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
42 Little Broken Hearts - Norah Jones

Not a big Norah fan but this album is awesome - Magnolia

43 Electra Heart - Marina and The Diamonds

MARINA for the win

Electra Heart has sold 600,000 copies worldwide. It has Gold certifications in Ireland (IRMA), UK (BPI), and Switzerland (IFPI SWI).

44 Live At River Plate - AC/DC
45 The 2nd Law - Muse
46 Uneven Compromise - Lil Ugly Mane
47 Visions - Grimes
48 His He She & She - Blawan

Don't care if this is an EP, this rules. This is what dancefloors in the seventh circle of Hell are blaring 24/7. - BlarchBlaces

49 Amaryllis - Shinedown

This should be way higher songs like bully will relate to about a fifth of people

50 Some Nights - fun.
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