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

A beautiful album from a truly gifted singer.

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!

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

Oh heck, one of the ultimate best rap albums of all time and one of the best concept albums of all time. - JoLeKosovo

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


7 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

The band name is Imagine Dragons, not Radioactive. That's a single from the album. Regardless, the only album that even came close was Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city. - WonkeyDude98

8 The Money Store - Death Grips

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

Not quite getting Death Grips yet, but I do like it. - JoLeKosovo

The best ever made brotha

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 The Seer - Swans

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


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!

12 Trespassing - Adam Lambert
13 L'enfant Sauvage - Gojira
14 Stay In Touch - Sandra

Finally! She came back to her roots in this album. I love queen SANDRA

So underrated. This talented woman deserves much more

She's amazing

15 Greatest Hits - Chapter One - Kelly Clarkson
16 Dance Again... the Hits - Jennifer Lopez

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

17 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

18 Collide With the Sky - Pierce the Veil
19 Portal of I - Ne Obliviscaris
20 Classical Curves - Jam City
21 Dark Roots of Earth - Testament
22 The End Is Where We Begin - Thousand Foot Krutch
23 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
24 All We Love We Leave Behind - Converge
25 Quarantine - Laurel Halo
26 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.


27 Born to Die - Lana del Rey

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

28 Transit of Venus - Three Days Grace
29 The Power Within - Dragonforce
30 Awakened - As I Lay Dying

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

31 R.I.P. - Actress
32 R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
33 Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection - Katy Perry
34 Battle Born - Killers
35 Live At River Plate - AC/DC
36 Visions - Grimes
37 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

38 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).

39 Amaryllis - Shinedown

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

40 Resolution - Lamb of God

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

41 + - 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

42 Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
43 Aftermath of the Lowdown - Richie Sambora

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

44 Quarter Turns Over a Living Line - Raime
45 Advaitic Songs - Om
46 Little Broken Hearts - Norah Jones

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

47 Challenger - Memphis May Fire
48 Metal Metal - Metá Metá
49 The Lumineers - The Lumineers
50 Spiritual Genocide - Destruction
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