by Andrew Sacher

Kendrick Lamar

FACT is still one of the best sources for cutting edge electronic music, and I always look forward to their top 50 albums of the year list, which they've just published for 2012. As usual, it doesn't only contain electronic albums.

This year's list has a good deal of indie rap (Haleek Maul, Schoolboy Q, Le1f, Main Attrakionz, Spaceghostpurrp) and it's the only non-metal list I've seen so far with Black Breath's Sentenced to Life (!). And of course, to compliment the dancefloor records, it's got its fair share of electronic-tinged indie pop, forward thinking R&B, and outsider experimental music.

Check out the full list below.

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FACT's Top 50 Albums of 2012
50. Bigg Jus - Machines That Make Civilization Fun
49. Helm - Impossible Symmetry
48. Haleek Maul - Oxyconteen
47. The xx - Coexist
46. Purity Ring - Shrines
45. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - Timon Irnok Manta
44. Triad God - NXB
43. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
42. Schoolboy Q - Habits and Contradictions
41. Cocaine 80s - Express OG EP
40. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
39. Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
38. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
37. Le1f - Dark York
36. Gunplay - Bogota Rich: The Prequel
35. Young Smoke - Space Zone
34. Lorenzo Senni - Quantum Jelly
33. Altered Natives - Tenement Yard Vol.3
32. d'Eon - Music for Keyboards Vol. 1
31. Nas - Life is Good
30. Supreme Cuts - Whispers in the Dark
29. Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy
28. Ariel Pink & R. Stevie Moore - Ku Klux Glam
27. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
26. Grimes - Visions
25. Main Attrakionz - Bossalinis & Fooliyones
24. The Internet - Purple Naked Ladies
23. Heroin In Tahiti - Death Surf
22. Future - Pluto
21. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - Black is Beautiful
20. Silent Servant - Negative Fascination
19. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
18. Wiley - Step Freestyles
17. I:Cube - "M" Megamix
16. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
15. Sand Circles - Motor City
14. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
13. Madteo - Noi No
12. Jeremih - Late Nights with Jeremih
11. Actress - R.I.P.
10. Wolfgang Voigt - Rückverzauberung 6
9. Swans - The Seer
8. Terrence Dixon - From the Far Future Pt. 2
7. Jam City - Classical Curves
6. How to Dress Well - Total Loss
5. Spaceghostpurrp - God of Black
4. Horrid Red - Celestial Joy
3. Cooly G - Playin Me
2. Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994-1996 / Dutch Tvashar Plumes
1. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. City