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

Best album ever

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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 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

7 The Money Store - Death Grips

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

8 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!

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9 L'enfant Sauvage - Gojira
10 Trespassing - Adam Lambert

The Newcomers

? Micro Mega - Strip Steve
? Narrowing Type - Good Night & Good Morning

The Contenders

11 + - 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

12 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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13 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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14 The Seer - Swans
15 At the Gates of Sethu - Nile
16 Resolution - Lamb of God

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

17 Umskiptar - Burzum

Pretty shocked to see a Burzum album this high.

18 Collide With the Sky - Pierce the Veil
19 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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20 Dark Roots of Earth - Testament
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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
1. Stay In Touch - Sandra
2. Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
3. Stronger - Kelly Clarkson

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