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NME Top 50 Albums of 2012; Tame Impala ‘Lonerism’ gets #1

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Long-running UK music weekly NME has just published their Year-End issue and have named Tame Impala‘s Lonerism as album of the year, with Grimes, Frank Ocean, Crystal Castles and Alt-J rounding out the Top 5. Tame Impala offshoot Pond comes in at #7. Check out the entire Top 50 list below.

As mentioned before, Tame Impala just announced a 2013 tour, and will play Terminal 5 in NYC on February 19. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/30) at noon.

NME’s Top 50 LPs of 2012 are listed below.

1. Tame Impala – Lonerism
2. Grimes – Visions
3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
4. Crystal Castles – III
5. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
6. The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
7. Pond – Beard Wives Denim
8. The Cribs -In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull
9. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
10. Jack White – Blunderbuss
11. Django Django – Django Django
12. David Byrne & St Vincent – Love This Giant
13. DIIV – Oshin
14. The XX – Coexist
15. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
16. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber
17. Grizzly Bear – Shields
18. Tribes – Baby
19. Toy – Toy
20. Howler – America Give Up
21. Cat Power – Sun
22. Beach House – Bloom
23. Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
24. Merchandise – Children Of Desire
25. Ariel Pink – Mature Themes
26. Spector – Enjoy It While It Lasts
27. Jessie Ware – Devotion
28. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
29. Mac DeMarco – 2
30. Breton – Other People’s Problems
31. Kanye West – Cruel Summer
32. Graham Coxon – A+E
33. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
34. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
35. Metz – Metz
36. The Vaccines – Come Of Age
37. Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour
38. TEED – Trouble
39. Liars – WIXIW
40. Polica – Give You The Ghost
41. Ty Segall – Twins
42. Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
43. Ratking – Wiki93
44. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, MAAd City
45. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
46. Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
47. John Talabot – Fin The
48. 2 Bears – Be Strong
49. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
50. Purity Ring – Shrines

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