NPR Lists Top 50 Albums And Best 100 Songs Of 2012

    NPR unveiled their selections for the best music of 2012. The non-profit radio network’s lists were tabulated based on selections from their critics and voting from its listeners’ poll.

    Fiona Apple, Frank Ocean, and Kendrick Lamar have been dominating the best of lists and so it’s no surprise to see them make NPR’s top albums of 2012

    NPR also listed it’s favorite 100 songs and it includes pop hits from acts including Fun. to more under the radar tracks from artists such as Sinkane. [BV]

    NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012
    AB-SOUL – CONTROL SYSTEM
    ALABAMA SHAKES – BOYS AND GIRLS
    ALISA WEILERSTEIN/DANIEL BARENBOIM – ELGAR & CARTER CELLO CONCERTOS
    ALT-J – AN AWESOME WAVE
    ANDY STOTT – LUXURY PROBLEMS
    ASTRO – ASTRO
    SIMON RATTLE & THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC – BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION
    BOBBY WOMACK – THE BRAVEST MAN IN THE UNIVERSE
    BOMBA ESTEREO – ELEGANCIA TROPICAL
    BROOKLYN RIDER – SEVEN STEPS
    CAFE TACVBA – EL OBJETO ANTES LLMADO DISCO
    CARLA MORRISON – DEJENME LLORAR
    CAT POWER – SUN
    CODY CHESNUTT – LANDING ON A HUNDRED
    DAN DEACON – AMERICA
    DEATH GRIPS – NO LOVE DEEP WEB
    DEBO BAND – DEBO BAND
    DIRTY PROJECTORS – SWING LO MAGELLAN
    DWIGHT YOAKAM – 3 PEARS
    EXITMUSIC – PASSAGE
    FIONA APPLE – THE IDLER WHEEL IS WISER THAN THE DRIVER OF THE SCREW AND WHIPPING CORDS WILL SERVE YOU MORE THAN ROPES WILL EVER DO
    FLYING LOTUS – UNTIL THE QUIET COMES
    FRANK OCEAN – CHANNEL ORANGE
    FUN. – SOME NIGHTS
    HOMEBOY SANDMAN – FIRST OF A LIVING BREED
    IRIS DEMENT – SING THE DELTA
    JANKA NABAY & THE BUBU GANG – EN YAY SAH
    JAPANDROIDS – CELEBRATION ROCK
    KARRIEM RIGGINS – ALONE TOGETHER
    KENDRICK LAMAR – GOOD KID, M.A.A.D. CITY
    KILLER MIKE – R.A.P. MUSIC
    LEILA JOSEFOWICZ – SALONEN: VIOLIN CONCERTO
    LEONARD COHEN – OLD IDEAS
    MATT ULERY – BY A LITTLE LIGHT
    MEEK MILL- DREAMCHASERS 2
    MIGUEL – KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM
    NENEH CHERRY AND THE THING – THE CHERRY THING
    NOW, NOW – THREADS
    PALLBEARER – SORROW AND EXTINCTION
    PATRICK WATSON – ADVENTURES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
    P!NK – THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE
    REGINA SPEKTOR – WHAT WE SAW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
    SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY/MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS – ADAMS: HARMONIELEHRE/SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE
    SHARON VAN ETTEN – TRAMP
    SWANS – THE SEER
    TY SEGALL – TWINS
    THE VERY BEST – MTMTMK
    VIJAY IYER TRIO – ACCELERANDO
    WADADA LEO SMITH – TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS
    THE 2 BEARS- BE STRONG