Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012

01 December 2012

NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011]

  1. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  2. GrimesVisions
  3. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  4. Crystal Castles(III)
  5. alt-JAn Awesome Wave
  6. The MaccabeesGiven to the Wild
  7. PondBeard, Wives, Denim
  8. The CribsIn the Belly of the Brazen Bull
  9. Jake BuggJake Bugg
  10. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  11. Django DjangoDjango Django
  12. David Byrne & St. VincentLove this Giant
  13. DIIVOshin
  14. The xxCoexist
  15. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  16. Melody’s Echo ChamberMelody’s Echo Chamber
  17. Grizzly BearShields
  18. TribesBaby
  19. ToyToy
  20. HowlerAmerica Give Up
  21. Cat PowerSun
  22. Beach HouseBloom
  23. Richard HawleyStanding at the Sky’s Edge
  24. MerchandiseChildren of Desire
  25. Ariel PinkMature Themes
  26. SpectorEnjoy It While It Lasts
  27. Jessie WareDevotion
  28. SpiritualizedSweet Heart, Sweet Light
  29. Mac DeMarco2
  30. BretonOther People’s Problems
  31. G.O.O.D. MusicCruel Summer
  32. Graham CoxonA+E
  33. Hot ChipIn Our Heads
  34. Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man
  35. METZMETZ
  36. The VaccinesCome of Age
  37. Enter ShikariA Flash Flood of Colour
  38. Totally Enormous Extinct DinosaursTrouble
  39. LiarsWixiw
  40. PoliçaGive You the Ghost
  41. Ty SegallTwins
  42. Paul WellerSonik Kicks
  43. RatkingWiki93
  44. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  45. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  46. Bobby WomackThe Bravest Man in the Universe
  47. John TalabotfIN
  48. The 2 BearsBe Strong
  49. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  50. Purity RingShrines