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Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2012

by Andrew Sacher


More of the big 2012 year-end lists have been rolling in, with NPR and SPIN recently revealing theirs, and now Rolling Stone have unleashed theirs. Similarly to Uncut, the expected albums from older artists are there, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Dr. John, and the number one slot going to Bruuuuuuuuuuuce. It’s got huge albums like Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, and fun., as well as the token high ranking indie album (Japandroids at #9), the token washed up band who was once classic (Green Day), things you knew you’d see on Rolling Stone‘s list like Jack White and Alabama Shakes, and… Grimes!

You can read the whole list below…

Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2012
50 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
49 Amadou And Mariam – Folila
48 The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
47 Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables
46 Muse – The 2nd Law
45 Rick Ross – Rich Forever
44 Garbage – Not Your Kind of People
43 fun. – Some Nights
42 Allo Darlin’ – Europe
41 The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
40 Escort – Escort
39 Passion Pit – Gossamer
38 Titus Andronicus – Local Business
37 Justin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
36 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man in the Universe
35 Grizzly Bear – Shields
34 Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
33 Grimes – Visions
32 Hospitality – Hospitality
31 Taylor Swift – Red
30 Azealia Banks – 1991
29 Dave Matthews Band – Away From the World
28 Beach House – Bloom
27 Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu
26 Django Django – Django Django
25 Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
24 G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer
23 Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
22 Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream
21 Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
20 Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
19 Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock
18 Nas – Life is Good
17 John Mayer – Born and Raised
16 Cat Power – Sun
15 Dr. John – Locked Down
14 Best Coast – The Only Place
13 Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
12 Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
11 Mumford & Sons – Babel
10 Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
09 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
08 Green Day – !Uno!
07 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Here
06 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
05 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
04 Bob Dylan – Tempest
03 Jack White – Blunderbuss
02 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
01 Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
(via Stereogum)

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