Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2012
It always begins the same way. Every January, drunk on the musical riches of the previous 12 months, we find ourselves convinced that no year could match its predecessor. Then—little by little—we discover we’re wrong. Here at Under the Radar we could argue that 2012 was an even better year for music than 2011 was, which is why we expanded our Top 80 best albums list from last year to a Top 100 best albums released in 2012.
Each of Under the Radar’s writers submitted a list of their Top 35 favorite albums of the year. Those lists were all combined and tallied up to form Under the Radar’s master Top 100 albums of 2012 below. Included, when available, are Rdio streams for each album.
This list will also appear in Under the Radar’s forthcoming Best of 2012 Issue and several of the artists on this list are interviewed in that issue.