Top of 2012: Favourite Chillwave/Synthpop/Lo-Fi Albums

  1. Poliça - Give You The Ghost
  2. Beach House - Bloom
  3. Trust - TRST
  4. Purity Ring - Shrines
  5. Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
  6. Chromatics - Kill For Love
  7. iamamiwhoami - kin
  8. Frankie Rose - Interstellar
  9. XXYYXX - XXYYXX

In no particular order

Top of 2012: Favourite Folk & Rock Albums

  1. Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
  2. Grizzly Bear - Shields
  3. The Vaccines - Come Of Age
  4. Django Django - Django Django
  5. Tame Impala - Lonerism
  6. The Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
  7. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel…
  8. Amadou & Mariam - Folila
  9. Perfume Genius - Put Ur Back N 2 It
  10. Islands - A Sleeping & A Forgetting

In no particular order

Top of 2012: Favourite Hip Hop Albums

  1. Big Baby Gandhi - NO1 2 LOOK UP 2
  2. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
  3. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D City
  4. Heems - Wild Water Kingdom
  5. Azealia Banks - Fantasea
  6. Le1f - Dark York
  7. Angel Haze - Reservation
  8. Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
  9. Joey Bada$$ - 1999
  10. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

In no particular order

Top of 2012: Favourite Pop Albums

  1. Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
  2. Dragonette - Bodyparts
  3. The xx - Coexist
  4. Jessie Ware - Devotion
  5. Passion Pit - Gossamer
  6. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
  7. Gossip - A Joyful Noise
  8. Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart
  9. Nelly Furtado - The Spirit Indestructible
  10. Ariane Moffatt - MA

In no particular order

Top of 2012: Favourite Experimental Albums

  1. Four Tet - Pink
  2. How To Dress Well - Total Loss
  3. Crystal Castles - (III)
  4. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
  5. Björk - Biophilia
  6. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
  7. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

In no particular order

Top of 2012: Favourite R&B Albums

  1. Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire
  2. Estelle - All Of Me
  3. The Weeknd - Trilogy
  4. Brandy - Two Eleven
  5. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dreams
  6. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
  7. Twin Shadow - Confess
  8. THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE

In no particular order

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Frank Ocean - WiseMan

Top of 2012: Favourite Electronic Albums

  1. Matthew Dear - Beams
  2. John Talabot - ƒIN
  3. The 2 Bears - Be Strong
  4. Rusko - Songs
  5. Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns
  6. iamamiwhoami - kin
  7. The Presets - Pacifica
  8. Fake Blood - Cells
  9. Miike Snow - Happy To You
  10. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble

In no particular order