As we approach the end of 2012, a look at some of the year’s greatest albums must be done. Check out TUA’s top 50 albums of the year, beginning with the first 10 below:
50. Ellie Goulding – Halycon
49. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
Miguel’s sophomore release has proven to be more commercially successful than ‘All I Want Is You’, but could it be enough to win his first Grammy?
‘Lotus’ may be great vocally, but its songs suffer from an extreme lack of cohesion.
My favorite #urbanbrit scores with another solid release, this time featuring production from the Roots on half of the album.
After being compared to Bob Dylan and Otis Redding, there’s no way that British newcomer Michael Kiwanuka could ever fail in my eyes.
45. Solange’ – True
Solo’s first release on Terrible Records proves its own promise, but I’m not sure she’ll garner the commercial success that she’s anticipating from a seven song EP.
44. Elle Varner – Perfectly Imperfect
I’m still not quite sure what sold more records – her ass on the album cover or “Refill” in the hood.
43. The Killers – Battle Born
The Killers’ lead singer Brandon Flowers never disappoints with his powerful vocals over his own enchanted songwriting.
42. 2Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story
2Chainz had everyone saying his name in his own signature fashion, with #grownman lyrics and beats to match.
41. Nelly Furtado – The Spirit Indestructible
Despite its massive major label flop, Nelly’s album definitely sits among the most cohesive sets of the year.