Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012

Pitchfork just posted its list of the top 50 albums of the year, The small surprises are Kendrick Lamar beating out Frank Ocean for the #1 spot, and no Animal Collective at all on their chart, coming from Pitchfork – that’s a rare occurrence. without landing in Pitchfork’s year-end list. Check out Pitchfork’s top 10 picks below.

1 Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City
2 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
3 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
4 Tame Impala – Lonerism
5 Swans – The Seer
6 Grimes – Visions
7 Beach House – Bloom
8 Chromatics – Kill For Love
9 Death Grips – The Money Store
10 Grizzly Bear – Shields

For the full list, along with blurbs and audio clips, head over here.