Here is my Top Albums of 2012 list, continued, in alphabetical order (N-Z).
No Doubt – Push and Shove: Glad to have them back.
Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is An Animal: A startlingly good debut album.
One Direction – Up All Night: Sugary, saccharine pop. And good.
Paul Banks – Julian Plenti Lives (EP): Banks will never, ever die.
Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It: Such serene, vulnerable, melodic melancholy.
Pink – The Truth About Love: The Paul Pierce of pop.
Placebo – B3 (EP): Just a taste. More please!
Ramona Falls – Prophet: Really solid alternindie record.
The Raveonettes – Into The Night (EP) and Observator: They’ve me in a trance.
Robbie Williams – Take The Crown: Pop missed you. Needed you.
Scissor Sisters – Magic Hour: Dive, turn, work, ma’funker.
Shad – Melancholy and The Infinite Shadness: Great sample work. Spits fire.
Shearwater – Animal Joy: Shearwater hopped up on hooks.
The Shins – Port of Morrow: Mercer is utterly unique, mesmerizing.
Silversun Pickups – Neck of The Woods: Down a dark path, interesting.
The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania: Call it a comeback, 2012.
Stars – The North: Can always count on them.
Taylor Swift – Red: Much better than you’d think.
The Tragically Hip – Now For Plan A: Still got it. And how.
Trust – Trst: Trust me, them. Vital, fresh.
Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon: Rock solid 2nd record. Hooktastic.
The Vaccines – Come of Age: Not straightforward, yet hooks galore.
Various Artists – AHK-toong BAY-bi (cover album of U2’s Achtung Baby): Amazing source material. Covers fantastic.
Wintersleep – Hello Hum: They have become phenomenal musicians.
Yeasayer – Fragrant World: Odd blood courses through me.
Yellowcard – Southern Air: Beckons nostalgia at every turn.