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NPR Music’s Top 50 LPs of 2012

Japandroids at Pitchfork, July 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Japandroids

NPR Music have announced their “50 favorite” albums of 2012, which includes names like Pallbearer, Andy Stott, Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, and Swans. (No Grimes, though.) The list is also deep with hip hop, with shouts to Homeboy Sandman, Kendrick Lamar, Killer Mike and many others. Much like Q magazine did, NPR opted to list them alphabetically instead of one better than the next. Check out the full list below.

Japandroids also made the list, and the band played the first of two shows at Webster Hall last night (12/4). The band continues their stay at the venue tonight and tickets are still available.

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

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