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December 30, 2012

Best of 2012 – Everyone else

Filed under: Best of — assman41 @ 12:01 am

As I’ve done each of the past few years, here’s a compilation of the various tastemakers’ “best of the year” lists. There were a lot of different No. 1 albums, but it seems as though Frank Ocean was the most critically acclaimed of the year.

And don’t worry. I’ll post my own list tomorrow.

  • A.V. Club … No. 1 album: Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”
  • Alternative Press … No. 1 album: The Gaslight Anthem – “Handwritten”
  • Amazon. com … No. 1 album: Of Monsters and Men – “My Head Is an Animal” … No. 1 song: Delta Spirit – “California”
  • American Songwriter … No. 1 album: Bob Dylan – “Tempest” … No. 1 song: Shovels & Rope – “Birmingham”
  • BBC Music … No. 1 album: Kendrick Lamar – “good kid, M.A.A.D. city”
  • Clash … No. 1 album: Bobby Womack – “The Bravest Man In the Universe”
  • Consequence of Sound … No. 1 album: Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”
  • DIY … No. 1 album: Liars – “WIXIW”
  • Drowned In Sound … No. 1 album: Sharon Van Etten – “Tramp”
  • Entertainment Weekly … No. 1 album: Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”
  • Filter … No. 1 album: Tame Impala – “Lonerism”
  • The Fly … No. 1 album: Sharon Van Etten – “Tramp”
  • Gigwise … No. 1 album: Twin Shadow – “Confess”
  • Gorilla vs. Bear … No. 1 album: Grimes – “Visions” … No. 1 song: Usher – “Climax”
  • The Guardian … No. 1 album: Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange” … No. 1 song: Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
  • Insound … No. 1 album: Kendrick Lamar – “good kid, M.A.A.D. city”
  • Magnet … No. 1 album: The Walkmen – “Heaven”
  • Metacritic … No. 1 album: Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”
  • MOJO … No. 1 album: Jack White – “Blunderbuss”
  • musicOMH … No. 1 album: Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”
  • NME … No. 1 album: Tame Impala – “Lonerism”
  • NPR (All Songs Considered, listeners’ picks) … No. 1 album: Mumford & Sons – “Babel”
  • No Ripcord … No. 1 album: Kendrick Lamar – “good kid, M.A.A.D. city”
  • Obscure Sound … No. 1 album: Tame Impala – “Lonerism”
  • Paste … No. 1 album: Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”
  • Pitchfork … No. 1 album: Kendrick Lamar – “good kid, M.A.A.D. city” … No. 1 song: Grimes – “Oblivion”
  • PopMatters … No. 1 album: Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”
  • Pretty Much Amazing … No. 1 album: Fiona Apple – “Idler Wheel …” … No. 1 song: Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”
  • Rolling Stone … No. 1 album: Bruce Springsteen – “Wrecking Ball” … No. 1 song: Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
  • Rough Trade Shops … No. 1 album: Grimes – “Visions”
  • Spin … No. 1 album: Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”
  • Spinner … No. 1 album: Fiona Apple – “Idler Wheel …”
  • Stereogum … No. 1 album: Fiona Apple – “Idler Wheel …”
  • TIME … No. 1 album: Fiona Apple – “Idler Wheel …”
  • Uncut … No. 1 album: Leonard Cohen – “Old Ideas”
  • Under the Radar … No. 1 album: Wild Nothing – “Nocturne”
  • Urban Outfitters … No. 1 album: Tame Impala – “Lonerism”
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