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Top 20 of 2012

Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?

1. Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now?
2. Japandroids – Celebration Rock 
3. Tropical Punk – Ends of the World 
4. John K. Samson – Provincial 
5. Flume – Flume
6. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE 
7. Tame Impala – Lonerism 
8. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
9. Balmorhea – Stranger
10. The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
11. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
12. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
13. The Men – Open Your Heart
14. The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
15. Bob Dylan – Tempest
16. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
17. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
18. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
19. St. Lucia – St. Lucia EP
20. Yeasayer – Fragrant World

Honorable Mentions: People Get Ready, Grizzly Bear, Lucero, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Tallest Man on Earth

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Top 20 of 2012: 17. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream

17. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope DreamMiguel’s sophomore LP is undoubtedly a pop album, but the L.A. singer strays away from the pop formula in one major way. Kaleidoscope Dream isn’t about how many high-profile producers or guest verses he could cram into one album, it’s about Miguel.

Miguel, whose full name is Miguel Pimentel, is much more than a voice — but what an incredible voice he is! He wrote and produced both “Candles in the Sun” and the inescapable hit “Adorn” completely solo, in addition to co-writing all the others and co-producing most of them.

It’s about time the mainstream was this good.