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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: 15. Bob Dylan – Tempest

15. Bob Dylan – Tempest

Bob Dylan - TempestThere’s a reason people still listen to Bob Dylan. It’s not to remember the greatness that once was; it’s all about what he still has to offer.

Dylan is unquestionably one of the greatest songwriters to ever live. Sure, he’s faltered a few times in the course of 35 albums, but he’s been on a late-career hot streak with brilliant albums like Modern Times and Time Out of Mind. Tempest might even stand above those modern masterpieces.

Most musicians don’t ever come close to 35 albums — and you almost always wish they don’t. But none of them are Bob Dylan.