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Top of the Pops: the best albums of 2012

Posted at 8:00 am, December 18, 2012 in Competition, Music & Nightlife
Best albums of 2012

On the surface of it, 2012 didn’t look like a classic year for albums. There weren’t any sweeping successes of the magnitude of Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’ or Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ for example. But, having dug a little deeper, we found there were many gems. R&B had its best year since the ’90s, with Frank Ocean, Jessie Ware and Kindness all showing how funky tunes could also be soulful. Rap hit a new peak of aggression with Death Grips and woozy, reverb-drenched guitar sounds profilerated thanks to DIIV and Mac Demarco. Some of 2012’s best music of  was made in bedrooms. Why don’t you pay homage to that fact by kicking off your shoes, climbing onto the bed and having a good dance about to our 50 best albums of the year. You know you want to… Jonny Ensall

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