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The Top 50 Albums Of 2012 According To Everyone
December 14, 2012 | 9:59AM

by Dan Singer, graphics assistance by Ryan Mahoney

In lieu of giving you yet another subjective year-end list, here’s the aggregated list for the year’s best albums. We rounded up many major publications that have theirs out: Paste, Uncut, NME, MOJO, Gorilla vs Bear, Stereogum, SPIN, Rolling Stone, NPR, Drowned In Sound, The Wire, BBC Music and FACT Mag.

We scored each album with points depending on its ranking on a list, so SPIN’s #50 got 1 point and #1 got 50. For lists that didn’t rank albums (NPR was the only one), we gave each album 10 points. Overall, the list we put together seems to be representative of what we saw on the whole. What do you think?

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes50

Cooly G – Playin’ Me

49

Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber

48

Death Grips – The Money Store

47

Crystal Castles – (III)

46

Taylor Swift – Red

45

DIIV – Oshin

44

Liars – WIXIW

43

Bill Fay – Life is People

42

Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions

41

Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

40

The Men – Open Your Heart

39

EL-P – Cancer For Cure

38

Dexys Midnight Runners – One Day I’m Going To Soar

37

Scott Walker – Bish Bosch

36

Bat For Lashes -The Haunted Man

35

The Walkmen – Heaven

34

Ty Segall – Twins

33

Future – Pluto

32

Baroness -Yellow and Green

31

Laurel Halo – Quarantine

30

Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

29

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

28

The xx – Coexist

27

Actress – R.I.P.

26

Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

25

Django Django – Django Django

24

Chairlift – Something

23

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

22

Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

21

Dirty Projectors – Swing Low Magellan

20

Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

19

Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream

18

Julia Holter – Ekstatis

17

Beach House – Bloom

16

Chromatics – Kill For Love

15

Bob Dylan – Tempest

14

Cat Power – Sun

13

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

12

Jack White – Blunderbuss

11

Jessie Ware – Devotion

10

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

09

Tame Impala – Lonerism

08

Swans – The Seer

07

Grimes – Visions

06

Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

05

Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel

04

Grizzly Bear- Shields

03

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d City

02

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

01

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