Stereogum’s Best Albums Of 2012

    It’s the first week of December, but many music publications looking to get a jump on the competition have released their year end lists. Yesterday, reputable music blog Stereogum added their two cents to the best albums of the year debate with their top 50 list. In general it’s a balanced list of hip-hop, rock, and electronic music although the appearance of Taylor Swift at #19 does seem odd. Simliarly to the Time list, the top three went to Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, and Fiona Apple.


    Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012

    1. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel… (Epic)
    2. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (Def Jam)
    3. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. City (TDE/Interscope)
    4. Swans – The Seer (Young God)
    5. Jessie Ware – Devotion (PMR)
    6. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory (Carpark)
    7. Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
    8. The Walkmen – Heaven (Fat Possum)
    9. Chairlift – Something (Columbia)
    10. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)
    View the complete list of 50 albums at Stereogum.