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Neon Limelight’s 18 Favorite Albums Of 2012

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.

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  1. Love Adam Lambert! “Shady” should be a top pick too!

  2. Adam Lambert- Trespassing album is incredible!!! I’m so addicted to it!! best album in years!!!

  3. trespassing, the best album of 2012 . adam lambert is the best!!!

  4. Adam has produced the most incredible album in the year 2012. He is receiving acclaim from all over the world and his fans are expecting the year 2013 to be the most exciting time for him, He is the best live entertainer and the most talented vocalist.

  5. Eriskay Cavan says:

    Trespassing is one of THE best I have heard in years!!
    Adam Lambert does not disappoint. I have a few favorites, like
    Trespassing, Shady, Naked Love, Broken English, Take Back
    Chokehold, Runnin’ Nirvana……Oh, why don’t I just admit
    I love them all!!

  6. Trespassing was my favorite album of the year…..I listen to it everyday. There is no other album in the world I can say that about!

  7. Trespassing is an awesome album! Looking forward to what else Adam Lambert can produce in the future – you can never tell what he’s going to do LOL Hope he goes more rock I feel his vocal chops get wasted sometimes – altho the musics good – just would like more of that great rock wail we know he can do! Pinks album is great too!! The girl can do no wrong in my eyes!! Carly Rae Jepson & Lana Del Ray tho??? ReallY? Oh well. Can’t agree on everything I guess…

  8. Adam Lambert’s Trespassing is my choice! It never gets old! Each song, including the bonus tracks, are exciting to listen to and I do that often! Adam has magic in his style and voice! The album makes me dance my ass off on the light side to emotions of love and tearing my soul a part on the dark side! Bonus tracks are beyond belief with lyrics that I so relate to like Take Back and Runnin and the texture of Adam’s voice is beyond compare!! Underneath just tears me to shreds! Adam makes life richer with the passion he brings to his music! Yea, this is definitely my favorite of 2012!!

  9. Trespassing by Adam Lambert is my choice. He put his heart and soul into this album and it shows.

  10. Many good choices. Can’t say I’ve heard them all or that I agree with all of them-personal preference. Enjoyed Ed Sheeran and Pink. Absolutely loved Trespassing by Adam Lambert. Favorite tracks: Runnin’, Underneath, Pop that Lock, Cuckoo and Better Than I Know Myself- Oh, let’s face it, loved them all. Kickin’ In was initially my least favorite, but now I love it too! Need to hear these tracks on radio!

  11. Trespassing is such a great album. I have it playing somewhere…in the house, in the car, earbuds…everyday. And, everyday a different song is my favorite because the album is about human emotions, fun, fantasy, dance, attitude, and relationships. But no matter what’s going on in my life that day, Pop That Lock, is my “go to”. It just pushes all the right buttons for me. Adam Lambert, Trespassing, perfect!

  12. “Trespassing” was definitely my favorite album of this year. It has music full of energy to dance to and the other side is heart wrenching ballads that made me tear up. Even the bonus tracks on the deluxe album are great. Runnin and Nirvana are fantastic songs. My favorite ones so far are “Cuckoo” “Shady” “pop that Lock ” “Broken English” “Underneath” “Chokehold” “Outlaws of Love” and “Kickin in”.

  13. adamluv1000 says:

    Trespassing album should have been nominated for a Grammy. Shady is my favorite song.

  14. Loved Adam Lambert’s Trespassing album! All the songs are great for every mood, but Kickin In and Chokehold get extra love.

  15. Miguel! Yes!

  16. I really do like Adam Lambert… Trespassing Album, I have it…


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