Visions Channel Orange The Idler Wheel Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Kaleidoscope Dream Until the Quiet Comes Harmonicraft Devotion

As 2012 winds down, we're looking back at the year in music. It begins with AllMusic Best of 2012, 50 overall favorite new releases as selected by our editors.

Experience even more of Best of 2012 by tuning in to the Best of 2012 playlist and sounding off in the comments!

For our editors' individual picks, explore AllMusic Loves 2012.

50. Bill Fay - Life Is People
49. Blut Aus Nord - 777: Cosmosophy
48. The Walkmen - Heaven
47. Bob Mould - The Silver Age
46. Gravenhurst - The Ghost In Daylight
45. The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap
44. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
43. Swans - The Seer
42. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
41. OFF! - OFF!
40. Kelly Hogan - I Like To Keep Myself In Pain

39. Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
38. Grizzly Bear - Shields
37. Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
36. Jack White - Blunderbuss
35. Jamey Johnson - Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
34. Redd Kross - Researching the Blues
33. Elle Varner - Perfectly Imperfect
32. The xx - Coexist
31. Cat Power - Sun
30. Hot Chip - In Our Heads

29. Fun. - Some Nights
28. Chromatics - Kill for Love
27. Breakbot - By Your Side
26. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
25. Christian Scott - Christian aTunde Adjuah
24. Karriem Riggins - Alone Together
23. Beachwood Sparks - Tarnished Gold
22. Beach House - Bloom
21. Lightships - Electric Cables
20. TheeSatisfaction - awE naturalE

19. Dan Deacon - America
18. Death Grips - The Money Store
17. Matthew Dear - Beams
16. Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
15. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
14. Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
13. Tame Impala - Lonerism
12. Dwight Yoakam - 3 Pears
11. Deerhoof - Breakup Song
10. Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss

9. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
8. Ware, Jessie - Devotion
7. Torche - Harmonicraft
6. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
5. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
4. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
3. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel…
2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
1. Grimes - Visions