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BBC Music’s Top 25 albums of 2012

Frank Ocean at Angel Orensanz, Sept 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
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BBC Music has announced their Top 25 records of 2012. Like lists from MOJO, Q, and Uncut, it’s got familiar names like Frank Ocean, Baroness, Swans and Grizzly Bear… but if you’re expecting a UK indie act to top their list, you might be surprised at the Beeb’s #1 choice. Check out the entire list below.

BBC MUSIC TOP 25 of 2012
25 Grizzly Bear – Shields
24 Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
23 First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
22 Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events
21 Tame Impala – Lonerism
20 Father John Misty – Fear Fun
19 Bill Fay – Life Is People
18 Chromatics – Kill for Love
17 Django Django – Django Django
16 Liars – WIXIW
15 Swans – The Seer
14 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
13 Baroness – Yellow & Green
12 Carter Tutti Void – Transverse
11 Mala – Mala in Cuba
10 Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
9 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
8 David Byrne and St Vincent – Love This Giant
7 Busy Signal – Reggae Music Again
6 Death Grips – The Money Store
5 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble
4 Jessie Ware – Devotion
3 Dexys – One Day I’m Going to Soar
2 Frank Ocean – Channel ORANGE
1 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city

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