With the Grammy winners 2013 finally announced, time has come to look back at the best musical albums of 2012. 2012 belonged to the new artists like fun and Mumford and Sons, and a year when many great musical albums came out. I have created this list of the top 10 music albums of 2012 to look back at some of the best music albums of 2012. With so many great albums in 2012, the top 10 list was really tough to make. Nevertheless I have created this list of the best music albums based on critical and audience reception. Here is the list of the Top 10 Music Albums of 2012.
10. Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
Blown Away is the fourth album of country artist, Carrie Underwood. Good Girl, Blown Away and Two Black Cadillacs were the major hits from the album. This album managed to sell 267000 copies in the first week and was a major hit in the US. The music album, released on May 2012, was well-received by audiences and critics alike. Carrie Underwood won the Grammy Award fro best country song, and was nominated for the best country album 2012 award.
9. Hunter Hayes by Hunter Hayes
The self-titled country album, Hunter Hayes, is the debut album of new country sensation, Hunter Hayes. The album was a hit in US, selling more than 515,000 copies till January 2013. The biggest hit song from the music album was Wanted. Both Wanted and the album were nominated for Grammy for best country song and best country music album of 2012.
8. Overexposed by Maroon 5
The fourth music album of the band, Maroon 5, was a massive hit worldwide and gave many chart toppling songs. Songs like Daylight, One More Night and Payphone are still leading the music charts worldwide. In 2012, a total of 988,000 copies of the album were sold in the US.
7. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
Stronger is the fifth studio album by Kelly Clarkson. The album comprised of 13 tracks, of which 2 became massive hits. The 2 songs were Mr Know It All and What Doesn’t Kill you. The album was praised by critics, many of them calling this her best music album. This album contained many inspirational songs. For instance, FC Barcelona manager, Tito Vilanova, suffering from cancer, used the song What Doesn’t Kill You to motivate himself and the team.
6. Blunderbuss by Jack White
Released in April 2012, Blunderbuss is the debut album of Jack White. This album managed to sell 138,000 copies in its first week. Jack White was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards; for Best album, Best Rock album and Best Rock song. He also performed singles from the album in the Grammy Awards ceremony.
5. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
The number 5 album on the list of the Top 10 Best Albums of 2012 is Channel Orange by the Frank Ocean. This is Frank Ocean’s debut music album. The album was praised by most critics, many calling it the best music album of 2012. Frank Ocean was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards, for Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary album, which it won.
4. The Lumineers by The Lumineers
The self-titled album by the band The Lumineers was one of the top 10 albums in 2012 on many people’s lists. The Lumineers is American folk-rock band which gained wordwide prominence for their hit song, Ho Hey. The band performed Ho Hey in the Grammy Awards. The Lumineers was praised by critic and audiences alike. The album peaked at number 1 in most charts worldwide.
3. El Camino by The Black Keys
El Camino is the seventh studio album by The Black Keys and one of the best albums of 2012. Songs like Lonely Boy, Gold On Ceiling, and Little Black Submarines were a treat for all music lovers. El Camino was loved by rock fans. The Black Keys won the Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance, and were also nominated for Album of the Year and Record of the Year. 1.1 million copies have been sold till January 2013.
2. Babel by Mumford & Sons
Babel is the number second album in the top 10 list. The second album by British folk-rock band, Mumford and Sons, Babel won the Grammy Award for the Best Music Album of 2012. It sold 573,000 copies in UK in 2012 and more than 1.7 million copies in the US till February 2013. Babel is on the top 10 music album lists of many critics and deservedly so.
1. Some Nights by Fun.
Finally topping the top 10 list of best music albums is Some Nights by Fun. Comprising of songs like We Are Young (which topped music charts for most of 2012), Some Nights and Carry On, Fun’s music album deservedly tops the top 10 list. Till date, more than a million copies have been sold in the US. The album has also been certified Platinum. Through this music album, Fun. won the Grammy Award for the Best New Artist as well as the Song of the Year for We Are Young. To say that Fun. band, in its first season in the mainstream music arena, has captured the minds and imaginations of the audiences would be an understatement. Some Nights is, deservedly, the number 1 music album of 2012.
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