The Top Five Albums of 2012

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You listened. You enjoyed. You voted.

We have a winner.

Thanks to everyone who offered album nominations and took time to vote for their favorites. Now, it’s time to see your top picks. And even I must admit, y’all did a great job.

2012 was filled with some of the best music we’ve heard in years. Artists pushed boundaries and used their craft to tell phenomenal stories.

I’m actually looking forward to what 2013 has in store. If we all aren’t smushed by Mayan meteors on Friday, that is.

But for now, look back at an exceptional year. Here’s the cream of the crop.

5. Big Boi, Dangerous Lies & Vicious Rumors

Read the review here

4. Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream

Read the review here

3. Nas, Life Is Good

Read the review here

2. Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city

Read the review here

And Soul In Stereo’s album of the year:

Oh I’m sorry, I thought you said album cover of the year. Shout out to my bro @evantravers for this masterpiece. It was my Facebook profile pic for about six months.

Without further ado, your album of the year:

1. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Read the review here


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