Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012

Q's Top 20: #1 - Grizzly Bear

After a year of kick-ass music, and a month of counting down our favourite releases, we've arrived at #1 on...

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Q's Top 20: #2 - Sharon Van Etten

The #2 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 comes from Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten. Tramp mines country-tinged...

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Q's Top 20: #3 - Bahamas

Toronto's Afie Jurvanen - aka Bahamas - enters Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 at #3 for his record Barchords....

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Q's Top 20: #4 - Of Monsters And Men

Icelandic folk-pop band Of Monsters and Men's My Head is an Animal is #4 on Q's Top 20 Albums of...

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Q's Top 20: #5 - Kathleen Edwards

We're in the final stretch of Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012... and coming in at #5 is Kathleen Edwards,...

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Q's Top 20: #6 - The xx

UK electronic pop band The xx caused a mass critical swoon with their Mercury Prize-winning eponymous debut record in 2009....

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Q's Top 20: #7 - Radio Radio

For #7 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 we go to Clare, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick, the...

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Q's Top 20: #8 - Alabama Shakes

The band at #8 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 sounds like a pure spring bubbling up from the...

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Q's Top 20: #9 - Amanda Palmer

From street busker to Dresden Doll to one-half of Evelyn Evelyn... Amanda "F***ing" Palmer's work over the last decade has...

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Q's Top 20: #10 - Metric

We're half-way to the finish line of Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012... and coming in at #10 is a...

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Q's Top 20: #11 - Fiona Apple

The #11 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 is by the ever-poetic, idiosyncratic singer/songwriter and pianist Fiona Apple....

Q's Top 20: #12 - David Byrne & St. Vincent

#12 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 could easily be the best collaboration of the year. As soon as...

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Q's Top 20: #13 - Regina Spektor

At #13 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 is an artist we've had on Q a number of times......

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Q's Top 20: #14 - Grimes

Claire Boucher -- better known as Grimes -- takes the #14 spot on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 for...

Q's Top 20: #15 - Chilly Gonzales

The #15 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 is from a self-described musical genius, a man whose relationship...

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Q's Top 20: #16 - Beth Orton

The #16 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 comes from an artist whose voice is synonymous in many...

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Q's Top 20: #17 - Leonard Cohen

The #17 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 is a new gem from an national treasure. His exhaustive...

Q's Top 20: #18 - Stars

The #18 entry on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 is one that's close to our hearts, in part because...

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Q's Top 20: #19 - Neil Young and Crazy Horse

The #19 album on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 comes from a ranch tucked away in California, from a...

Q's Top 20: #20 - Ariane Moffatt

Kicking off Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012 is a Québécoise artist who has been a force on the Francophone...

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