Ladies and gentlemen... please enjoy our Top 75 new albums of 2012, with links to the original reviews where possible. Tomorrow, we'll post the Top 30 best reissues, box sets and compilations.

Ladies and gentlemen… please enjoy our Top 75 new albums of 2012, with links to the original reviews where possible. Tomorrow, we’ll post the Top 30 best reissues, box sets and compilations.



75. CARTER TUTTI VOID

Transverse

(MUTE)

74. BAT FOR LASHES

The Haunted Man

(PARLOPHONE)

73. THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION

Meat And Bone

(BRONZERAT)

72. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

Out of The Game

(DECCA)

71. LEE RANALDO

Between The Times And The Tides

(MATADOR)

70. SIMONE FELICE

Simone Felice

(REVEAL)

69. TY SEGALL

Twins

(DRAG CITY)

68. WOODS

Bend Beyond

(WOODSIST)

67. CORNERSHOP

Urban Turban: The Singhles Club

(AMPLE PLAY)

66. GOAT

World Music

ROCKET)

65. NITE JEWEL

One Second Of Love

(SECRETLY CANADIAN)

64. ORBITAL

Wonky

(ACP RECORDINGS)

63. CALEXICO

Algiers

(CITY SLANG)

62. IAN HUNTER & THE RANT BAND

When I’m President

(PROPER)

61. THEE OH SEES

Putrifiers II

(IN THE RED)

60. THE LIMIÑANAS

Crystal Anis

(HOZAC)

59. FATHER JOHN MISTY

Fear Fun

(BELLA UNION)

58. DONALD FAGEN

Sunken Condos

(REPRISE)

57. DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT

Love This Giant

(4AD)

56. POND

Beard, Wives, Denim

(MODULAR)

55. THE 2 BEARS

Be Strong

(SOUTHERN FRIED)

54. YETI LANE

The Echo Show

(SONIC CATHEDRAL)

53. PiL

This Is PiL

(PiL OFFICIAL)

52. CATE LE BON

Cyrk

(TURNSTILE)

51. LANA DEL REY

Born To Die

(POLYDOR)

50. LAETITIA SADIER

Silencio

(DRAG CITY)

49. DAMON ALBARN

Dr Dee

(PARLOPHONE)

48. HOWLIN RAIN

The Russian Wilds

(AGITATED)

47. ANAIS MITCHELL

Young Man In America

(WILDERLAND)

46. CAT POWER

Sun

(MATADOR)

45. JAPANDROIDS

Celebration Rock

(POLYVINYL)

44. SUN ARAW & M GEDDES GENGRAS MEET CONGOS

Icon Give Thank

(RVNG INTL)

43. NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE

Americana

(REPRISE)

42. DIRTY PROJECTORS

Swing Lo Magellan

(DOMINO)

41. FLYING LOTUS

Until The Quiet Comes

(WARP)

40. FIRST AID KIT

The Lion’s Roar

(WICHITA)

39. DIRTY THREE

Toward The Low Sun

(BELLA UNION)

38. LIGHTSHIPS

Electric Cables

(GEOGRAPHIC)

37. PATTERSON HOOD

Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance

(PLAY IT AGAIN SAM)

36. SUN KIL MOON

Among The Leaves

(CALDO VERDE)

35. SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

Ascent

(DRAG CITY)

34. BOBBY WOMACK

The Bravest Man In The Universe

(XL)

33. MICACHU & THE SHAPES

Never

(ROUGH TRADE)

32. RICHARD HAWLEY

Standing At The Sky’s Edge

(MUTE)

31. HOT CHIP

In Our Heads

(DOMINO)

30. RY COODER

Election Special

(NONESUCH)

29. THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD

Big Moon Ritual

(SILVER ARROW)

28. PAUL WELLER

Sonik Kicks

(ISLAND)

27. ALABAMA SHAKES

Boys & Girls

(ROUGH TRADE)

26. GRAHAM COXON

A+E

(PARLOPHONE)

25. PATTI SMITH

Banga

(COLUMBIA)

24. ALLAH-LAS

Allah-Las

(INNOVATIVE LEISURE)

23. JULIA HOLTER

Ekstasis

(RVNG INTL)

22. MARK LANEGAN BAND

Blues Funeral

(4AD)

21. THE BEACHWOOD SPARKS

The Tarnished Gold

(SUB POP)

20. THE XX

Coexist

(XL)

19. NENEH CHERRY AND THE THING

The Cherry Thing

(SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND)

18. SHARON VAN ETTEN

Tramp

(JAGJAGUWAR)

17. GRIMES

Visions

(4AD)

16. THE TY SEGALL BAND

Slaughterhouse

(IN THE RED)

15. FIELD MUSIC

Plumb

(MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES)

14. PAUL BUCHANAN

Mid Air

(NEWSROOM)

13. DEXYS

One Day I’m Going to Soar

(BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT)

12. GO-KART MOZART

On The Hot Dog Streets

(WEST MIDLANDS)

11. TAME IMPALA

Lonerism

(MODULAR)

10. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Wrecking Ball

(COLUMBIA)

9. NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE

Psychedelic Pill

(REPRISE)

8. GRIZZLY BEAR

Shields

(WARP)

7. TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE

Hair

(DRAG CITY)

6. BILL FAY

Life Is People

(DEAD OCEANS)

5. FRANK OCEAN

Channel Orange

(ISLAND DEF JAM)

4. DR JOHN

Locked Down

(NONESUCH)

3. JACK WHITE

Blunderbuss

(THIRD MAN/XL)

2. BOB DYLAN

Tempest

(COLUMBIA)

1. LEONARD COHEN

Old Ideas

(COLUMBIA)