Looking back on the album releases of 2012, we have to admit that it was a good year. A few newcomers hit the scene and made a lasting mark, and some of our favorite artists returned with new classics.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s kiss is still lingering on our minds; Frank Ocean made orange one of our favorite colors; Pink showed us the undeniable truth about love; we envied Rihanna’s unapologetic badassness; and Adam Lambert had us trespassing in Funky Town.
We rounded up a list of our favorite sets from the year that is no more. As always, we’re not pretentious enough to call this list the best albums of 2012 (though, a few of our choices are), but they are some of our favorite albums. They’re the sounds we were addicted to for weeks, told our friends to check out, and/or still play obsessively to this very day.
Take a peek at our 18 favorite albums of 2012, and feel free to tell us which albums you were dug last year.