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Best of 2012: Albums of the year

Best of 2012: Albums

And here we are at the end of Reverb’s Best of Week. Wednesday we listed our favorite Colorado artists and Thursday we compiled the best songs of 2012. Now, the Reverb editors and writers bring you the best albums of 2012. As always please share your lists with us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter:

Matt Miller, Reverb managing editor

1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange”


2. Kendrick Lamar, “good kid, m.A.A.d city
3. Beach House, “Bloom”
4. Flying Lotus, “Until the Quiet Comes”
5. Tame Impala, “Lonerism”
6. The Shins, “Port of Morrow”
7. Ty Segall Band, “Slaughterhouse”
8. Grizzly Bear, “Shields”
9. Diiv, “Oshin”
10. Thee Oh Sees, “Putrifiers II”

Ricardo Baca, pop music critic, The Denver Post

1. Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”


2. The Lumineers, “The Lumineers”
3. Jack White, “Blunderbuss”
4. alt-J, “An Awesome Wave”
5. Fun., “Some Nights”
6. Kendrick Lamar, “good kid, m.A.A.d. city”
7. Beach House, “Bloom”
8. First Aid Kit, “The Lion’s Roar”
9. Crystal Castles, “III”
10. Japandroids, “Celebration Rock”

John Wenzel, A&E reporter, The Denver Post

1. Guided by Voices, “Let’s Go Eat the Factory”


2. Pinback, “Information Retrieved”
3. Paul Banks, “Banks”
4. Beach House, “Bloom”
5. Dinosaur Jr., “I Bet on Sky”
6. Deep Time, “Deep Time”
7. Here We Go Magic, “A Different Ship”
8. Lee Ranaldo, “Between the Times and the Tides”
9. Divine Fits, “A Thing Called Divine Fits”
10. The Walkmen, “Heaven”

John Hendrickson, Reverb contributor

1. Tame Impala, “Lonerism”


2. The Walkmen, “Heaven”
3. Divine Fits, “A Thing Called Divine Fits”
4. Santigold, “Master of My Make-Believe”
5. Thee Oh Sees, “Putrifiers II”
6. Sharon Van Etten, “Tramp”
7. DIIV, “Oshin”
8. Flying Lotus, “Until The Quiet Comes”
9. Alabama Shakes, “Boys & Girls”
10. Cat Power, “Sun”

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