Time’s Best Albums And Songs Of 2012

    Time released their annual Top 10 Everything lists and this year they cover a whopping 55 categories including top albums and songs.

    Their lists include an interesting mix of both commercially successful and underground selections. Popular picks such as Frank Ocean and Taylor Swift are mixed in with indie acts Swans and Mountain Goats. View the picks below. [Rap-Up]

    Top 10 Albums of 2012

    1. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel…
    2. Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city
    3. Frank Ocean, channel ORANGE
    4. Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan
    5. Getatchew Mekuria & the Ex & Friends, Y’Anbessaw Tezeta
    6. Swans, The Seer
    7. Various Artists, Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967–74
    8. The Mountain Goats, Transcendental Youth
    9. Azealia Banks, 1991 EP
    10. Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music

    Top 10 Songs of 2012

    1. Usher, “Climax”
    2. PSY, “Gangnam Style”
    3. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
    4. Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
    5. Parquet Courts, “Master of My Craft”
    6. Skrillex, “Bangarang”
    7. Nicki Minaj, “Roman in Moscow”
    8. Pussy Riot, “Putin Lights Up the Fires”
    9. The Belle Brigade, “No Time to Think”
    10. Can, “Graublau”