List of 2012 albums

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The following is a list of albums released in 2012.

First quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Guided by Voices Let's Go Eat the Factory Indie rock Fire Guided By Voices
Raekwon Unexpected Victory
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife Avant-garde metal, post-metal Ice Level Records Toby Driver, Randall Dunn
Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme Blackgaze, post-rock Prophecy Productions Martin Koller [1]
Rick Ross Rich Forever Hip hop Maybach, Def Jam, Warner Bros. Lil' Lody, Saint Denson, Arthur McArthur, Boi-1da, Beat Billionaire, Academy Productionz, DVLP & Filthy, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, D. Rich, The Inkredibles, Lex Luger, Mike WiLL Made It, DJ Spinz, Vinylz, Chuck Inglish, The Beat Bully
The Maccabees Given to the Wild Indie rock Fiction, Polydor The Maccabees, Tim Goldsworthy, Bruno Ellingham, Jag Jago [2]
Trailer Trash Tracys Ester
The Babies Cry Along with The Babies Indie rock New Images [3]
The Little Willies For the Good Times Country Milking Bull, Parlophone Lee Alexander
Rae Spoon I Can't Keep All of Our Secrets Saved By Radio [4]
Todd Terje It's the Arps Electronic
The Big Pink Future This Electronic rock, indie rock, shoegazing 4AD Paul Epworth [5]
Dustin Wong Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
Ilya Fathoms Deep
sleepmakeswaves sleepmakeswaves
Waxahatchee American Weekend Indie folk, lo-fi, alternative country Don Giovanni [6]
Diagrams Black Light
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour Electronicore, post-hardcore Ambush Reality Dan Weller, Enter Shikari [7]
Pinch FabricLive.61 Electronic Fabric Pinch [8]
Tribes Baby
Attack Attack! This Means War Metalcore Rise Caleb Shomo [9]
Kathleen Edwards Voyageur Country, folk, rock MapleMusic Kathleen Edwards, Justin Vernon [10]
Nada Surf The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy Alternative rock Barsuk Records, City Slang Chris Shaw, Nada Surf [11]
Voodoo Glow Skulls Break the Spell Rock, punk, ska punk Smelvis Records [12]
Aborted Global Flatline Deathgrind Century Media Jacob Hansen [13]
Anneke van Giersbergen Everything is Changing Alternative rock, pop rock Agua Recordings [14]
Biohazard Reborn in Defiance Heavy metal Nuclear Blast Toby Wright [15]
Lacuna Coil Dark Adrenaline Alternative metal, gothic metal Century Media Don Gilmore [16]
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory Alternative rock, lo-fi, neo-grunge, Post-hardcore, Emo Carpark Records, Wichita Recordings Steve Albini [17]
Elizaveta Beatrix Runs Pop Universal Republic Greg Wells, Elizaveta Khripounova [18]
Foxy Shazam The Church of Rock and Roll Alternative rock, glam rock, pop rock I.R.S. Justin Hawkins
John K. Samson Provincial Folk, Indie Anti- Paul Aucoin [19]
Lamb of God Resolution Groove metal Epic, Roadrunner Josh Wilbur [20] Revelations Electronic, EBM, futurepop Dreamweb Music, Metropolis Stefan Poiss [21]
Various artists Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International Rock, pop, folk, country Amnesty International distributed by Fontana Jeff Ayeroff, Julie Yannatta, Helen Garrett, Karen Scott, Martin Lewis [22]
Sean Paul Tomahawk Technique Hip hop, dancehall, pop, R&B Atlantic Stargate, Shellback, Benny Blanco [23]
Tord Gustavsen Quartet The Well Jazz ECM Records Manfred Eicher [24]
Die Antwoord Ten$ion Alternative hip hop, rave Zef Recordz
Ivi Adamou San Ena Oniro Pop, dance-pop Sony Music Greece, Day 1 Giannis Doxas, Per Aldeheim, Nalle Ahlstedt, Flawless (Vangelis Kostoxenakis, Evan Klemakis), Vasilis Gavriilidis, Giannis Hristodoulopoulos, Mihalis "Meth" Kouinelis, Melisses, Dimitris Stassos, Mikko Tamminen, Leonidas Tzitzos, Victory [25]
Lana Del Rey Born to Die Baroque pop, indie pop, sadcore, trip hop Interscope, Polydor Patrik Berger, Jeff Bhasker, Chris Braide, Emile Haynie, Justin Parker, Rick Nowels, Robopop, Al Shux [26]
Pepe Deluxé Queen of the Wave Psychedelic rock, baroque pop, surf Asthmatic Kitty|, Catskills James Spectrum [27]
Ringo Starr Ringo 2012 Rock HIP-O Records Ringo Starr [28]
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Out of Frequency Indie pop BMG Rights Lars Iversen [29]
K'naan More Beautiful Than Silence Alternative hip hop A&M Octone K'naan [30]
Leonard Cohen Old Ideas Folk Columbia Ed Sanders [31]
Lincoln Durham The Shovel vs. the Howling Bones Acoustic blues, roots rock, blues Lincoln Durham/Rayburn Publishing Ray Wylie Hubbard, George Reiff [32]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Young Guns Bones Alternative rock, hard rock, alternative metal Live Forever, Wind-up, PIAS Dan Weller [33]
Air Le voyage dans la lune Electronic, ambient Virgin Air [34]
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II Experimental rock, post-rock Southern Lord Records Stuart Hallerman, Dylan Carlson and Adrienne Davies [35]
Goldfrapp The Singles Electropop, synth-pop, electroclash, trip hop, ambient, glam rock Mute, Parlophone Alison Goldfrapp, Will Gregory, Nick Batt, Flood, Pascal Gabriel, Jeremy Wheatley [36]
James Levy and the Blood Red Rose Pray to Be Free Indie rock Heavenly [37]
Mark Lanegan Blues Funeral Alternative rock, blues 4AD Alain Johannes [38]
Paul McCartney Kisses on the Bottom Jazz, traditional pop Hear Music Tommy LiPuma [39]
Therapy? A Brief Crack of Light Alternative rock, alternative metal Blast Records Adam Sinclair & Therapy?
The Fray Scars & Stories Alternative rock, pop rock, piano rock Epic Brendan O'Brien [40]
Of Montreal Paralytic Stalks Psychedelic pop, progressive rock, experimental rock Polyvinyl Kevin Barnes [41]
Sharon Van Etten Tramp Indie rock, folk Jagjaguwar Sharon Van Etten, Aaron Dessner
Silverstein Short Songs Post-hardcore, hardcore punk Hopeless Jordan Valeriote [42]
Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth Hard rock, heavy metal Interscope Van Halen, John Shanks [43]
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 41 Pop EMI [44]
Various artists Kidz Bop 21 Children's [45]
Deichkind Befehl von ganz unten [46]
Eluveitie Helvetios Folk metal, melodic death metal Nuclear Blast
The Flashbulb Opus at the End of Everything Electronic, ambient Alphabasic Benn Jordan
Motorpsycho and Ståle Storløkken The Death Defying Unicorn Progressive rock Stickman Records [47]
Emeli Sandé Our Version of Events R&B, soul Virgin Naughty Boy, Mojam, Craze & Hoax, Mike Spencer, Emile Hayne, Paul Herman, Ash Millard, Alicia Keys, Stephen Manderson [48]
The Jane Bradfords 100 Miles of Broken Pavement [49]
Beneath the Massacre Incongruous
Edyta Górniak My R&B, pop Anaconda Productions Bogdan Kondracki, Beatroots (Piotr Skotnicki, Piotr Remiszewski) [50]
Goatwhore Blood for the Master Blackened death metal [51]
John Talabot ƒIN House Permanent Vacation John Talabot [52]
Jon B. Comfortable Swagg Contemporary R&B Vibezelect Inc Jon B, Adonis Shropshire [53][54]
Prima Donna Bless this Mess [55]
Shearwater Animal Joy Indie rock [56]
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror Noise pop, indie rock [57]
Burial Kindred Dubstep, 2-step garage Hyperdub Burial [58]
Soen Cognitive Progressive metal, Progressive rock Spinefarm Records David Bottrill
Apparatjik Square Peg in a Round Hole Experimental, alternative, electronic rock Meta Merge Un Apparatjik [59]
Band of Skulls Sweet Sour Indie rock Electric Blues Recordings, PIAS, Vagrant Ian Davenport [60]
fun. Some Nights Indie pop, indie rock Fueled by Ramen Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Jake One [61]
Lambchop Mr. M Rock Merge [62]
The Menzingers On the Impossible Past Punk rock, heartland rock Epitaph Matt Allison [63]
Sinéad O'Connor How About I Be Me (and You Be You)? Rock Shamrock Solutions, One Little Indian John Reynolds [64]
The Black Sorrows Crooked Little Thoughts Soul, blues Head Records Joe Camilleri [65]
Ferry Corsten WKND EDM, trance, house [66][67]
Pink Floyd The Wall Progressive rock Harvest Records, EMI Records (UK), Columbia Records (US) Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie and Roger Waters [68][69]
The Ting Tings Sounds from Nowheresville Indie rock, indie pop, dance-punk, synthpop, new wave, ska Columbia Jules De Martino
Halloween Terrortory Heavy metal Motor City Metal Records, Pure Steel Records
The Cranberries Roses Alternative rock Cooking Vinyl Stephen Street [70]
Primal Rock Rebellion Awoken Broken Heavy metal, progressive metal, alternative metal Spinefarm Records Adrian Smith, Mikee Goodman [71]
Chiddy Bang Breakfast Indie hip hop, hipster hop, rap rock, pop-rap, indietronica, hip hop soul Virgin, I.R.S., Regal Xaphoon Jones, Yuri Beats, iSHi [72]
Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of Conformity Stoner rock, sludge metal Candlelight Corrosion of Conformity, John Custer [73]
Desaster The Arts of Destruction [74]
Dirty Three Toward the Low Sun Post-rock
Memoryhouse The Slideshow Effect Dream pop [75]
Mouse on Mars Parastrophics Intelligent dance music, house Monkeytown Jan Saint Werner, Andi Toma
Plants and Animals The End of That Indie rock Secret City Records [76]
Sent by Ravens Mean What You Say Alternative metal, Christian rock, hard rock, post-hardcore Tooth & Nail Rob Hawkins [77]
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds Pound of Dirt Rock Modern Vintage Recordings Brian Bender [78]
Veil of Maya Eclipse Deathcore
The Wooden Sky Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun [79]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
BOL, with Westerhus / Snah Numb, Number Jazz Gigafon BOL [80]
Batfoot Brain Dead
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself Indie folk, baroque pop Bella Union, Mom+Pop
Caravan Palace Panic Electro swing Wagram
Katie Melua Secret Symphony Acoustic, blues, jazz Dramatico Mike Batt [81]
The Magnetic Fields Love at the Bottom of the Sea Indie pop, folk pop, synthpop Merge, Domino Stephin Merritt
The Stranglers Giants Punk rock, post-punk [82]
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Rock, folk rock Columbia Ron Aniello, Bruce Springsteen [83][84]
Every Time I Die Ex Lives Hardcore punk, mathcore, Southern rock Epitaph Joe Barresi
Fireflight Now Christian rock, hard rock, post-grunge Flicker Records Jasen Rauch
Now, Now Threads Indie rock Trans Records
Blaze Bayley The King of Metal Heavy metal Blaze Bayley Recordings Blaze Bayley [85]
Cannibal Corpse Torture Death metal Metal Blade Erik Rutan [86]
I See Stars Digital Renegade Post-hardcore, metalcore, electronicore Sumerian Joey Sturgis
Mac DeMarco Rock and Roll Night Club Indie rock, soft rock, lo-fi, glam rock Captured Tracks Mac DeMarco [87][88]
One Direction Up All Night Pop, pop rock, dance-pop, teen pop, power pop Syco, Columbia Ash Howes, BeatGeek, Brian Rawling, Carl Falk, Jimmy Joker, Matt Squire, Paul Meehan, Rami Yacoub, RedOne, Richard "Biff" Stannard, Shep Solomon, Steve Mac, Steve Robson, Toby Gad, Tom Meredith
Ruben Studdard Letters from Birmingham R&B, pop, soul Shanachie Records Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Stargate, Teddy Riley, John Rich
Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear Emo, indie rock, pop punk Equal Vision Tim O'Heir [89]
Spawn of Possession Incurso Technical death metal Relapse Magnus Sedenberg [90]
Susanna Wild Dog Indie pop Rune Grammofon [91]
Lionel Richie Tuskegee Country, R&B, pop Mercury Nashville Lionel Richie, Dann Huff, Nathan Chapman, Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney, Tony Brown, Jason Owen, Dirk Vanoucek [92]
Apologies, I Have None London Folk punk, punk rock Household Name Records Peter Miles
Mirrorring Foreign Body Ambient , psychedelic folk Kranky [93]
Soap&Skin Narrow Neoclassical dark wave Play It Again Sam [94]
Toy Dolls The Album After the Last One Punk rock Secret Records Michael Algar [95]
Anti-Flag The General Strike Punk rock SideOneDummy Anti-Flag [96]
Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Hip hop, R&B Atlantic, Violator Diggy Simmons, D'Mile, Da Internz, Osinachi Nwaneri, Pop & Oak, Soundz, The Rockstars, Young Jerz
Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society Contemporary jazz Heads Up International Esperanza Spalding, Q-Tip, Dave Love [97][98]
Odd Future The OF Tape Vol. 2 Alternative hip hop, R&B, West Coast hip hop Odd Future Records Tyler, The Creator, Left Brain, Frank Ocean, The Super 3
Madonna MDNA Pop, electronic dance, dubstep Interscope, Live Nation Madonna, Klas Åhlund, Alle Benassi, Benny Benassi, The Demolition Crew, Free School, Jimmy Harry, Michael Malih, Indiigo, William Orbit, Martin Solveig [99]
Meshuggah Koloss Extreme metal, technical metal, experimental metal Nuclear Blast Meshuggah
Phoenix Rising MMXII Power metal, symphonic power metal, heavy metal Sonic Attack Jesús M. Toribio, Daniel Martínez del Monte, Miguel González Calvo
The Shins Port of Morrow Indie rock, indie pop, alternative rock Aural Apothecary, Columbia Records, Interscope Records Greg Kurstin, James Mercer
Blood Red Shoes In Time to Voices Alternative rock V2 Mike Crossey, Blood Red Shoes [100]
DEV The Night the Sun Came Up Pop, electropop Universal Republic Records The Cataracs
Iron Maiden En Vivo! Heavy metal EMI, UME Kevin Shirley [101]
Miike Snow Happy to You Indie pop, electropop, indie rock Downtown, Universal Republic Miike Snow
My Darkest Days Sick and Twisted Affair Canadian rock 604 Records Joey Moi
Rocket Juice & the Moon Rocket Juice & the Moon Funk, afrobeat, electronica, jazz, hip hop Honest Jon's
Roxette Travelling Pop EMI Clarence Öfwerman, Christoffer Lundquist, Per Gessle
The All-American Rejects Kids in the Street Alternative rock, power pop Interscope, DGC Greg Wells
Axel Rudi Pell Circle of the Oath Heavy Metal SPV/Steamhammer [102]
Before Their Eyes Redemption Post-hardcore, alternative rock, alternative metal inVogue Nick Ingram
Cowboy Junkies The Wilderness Alternative country Latent Michael Timmins [103]
Janus Nox Aeris Alternative metal, nu metal REALID Records [104]
Jay Brannan Rob Me Blind Folk, acoustic [105][106]
Joan Osborne Bring It On Home Blues, R&B Saguaro Road Records Jack Petruzzelli, Joan Osborne
Joel Plaskett Emergency Scrappy Happiness Indie rock MapleMusic Recordings [107]
Justin Townes Earle Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now Country, folk Bloodshot [108]
Katy Perry Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection Capitol
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet Progressive rock, electronic rock, experimental rock Warner Bros., Sargent House/Rodriguez-Lopez Productions Omar Rodríguez-López [109][110]
OSI Fire Make Thunder Progressive rock, progressive metal Metal Blade Jim Matheos, Kevin Moore
Overkill The Electric Age Thrash metal Nuclear Blast [111]
Shinedown Amaryllis Alternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge Atlantic, Roadrunner Rob Cavallo
Stick to Your Guns Diamond Melodic hardcore, hardcore punk, metalcore Sumerian
UFO Seven Deadly [112]
The Used Vulnerable Emo, post-hardcore, pop punk, alternative rock, electronic rock Hopeless, Anger John Feldmann
Wretched Son of Perdition Technical death metal, melodic death metal [113]

Second quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Apparatjik Square Peg in a Round Hole Experimental, alternative, electronic rock Meta Merge Un Apparatjik
Evans The Death Evans The Death Pop rock, alternative rock Fortuna Pop! Rory Atwell
The Futureheads Rant A cappella Nul Records
Graham Coxon A+E Pop rock, alternative rock Parlophone Ben Hillier
Ian Anderson Thick as a Brick 2 Progressive rock Chrysalis, EMI [114][115]
Katie Kim Cover & Flood lo-fi, indie folk, alternative rock Flaming June Katie Kim
Killing Joke MMXII Post-punk, industrial metal Spinefarm UK, Universal Killing Joke [116]
Lostprophets Weapons Alternative rock, emo Epic, Fearless Ken Andrews
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Hip hop, pop, EDM Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic Alex da Kid, Alex P, Pop & Oak, Benny Blanco, Blackout, Carl Falk, Cirkut, David Guetta, DJ Diamond Kuts, Dreamlab, Dr. Luke, Flip, Hitboy, Jimmy Joker, J.R. Rotem, Kane Beatz, Kenoe, KoOol Kojak, M.E. Productions, Pink Friday Productions, Rami Yacoub, RedOne, Rico Beats, Ryan & Smitty, Nikhil S., T-Minus
Various artists Now! 81 Pop Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, Virgin Music Group, UMG, Warner Music Group [117]
Great Lake Swimmers New Wild Everywhere Folk rock Nettwerk Andy Magoffin [118]
Our Lady Peace Curve Alternative rock, art rock Warner Music Jason Lader, Raine Maida
Paul van Dyk Evolution Electronic dance music Vandit Paul van Dyk
Zammuto Zammuto Experimental, electronic, glitch Temporary Residence Ltd. [119][120]
M. Ward A Wasteland Companion Indie folk, alternative country Merge Records, Bella Union M. Ward
Monica New Life R&B, soul RCA Monica Brown, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Earl & E, Missy Elliott, Lamb, Rico Love, Pierre Medor, Mr. Morris, Polow da Don, Salaam Remi, D. Smith [121]
Cavo Thick as Thieves Hard rock, rock, post-grunge Eleven Seven Music Kato Khandwala
Counting Crows Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation) Alternative rock, country rock, roots rock Cooking Vinyl Counting Crows, Shawn Dealey [122]
Demon Hunter True Defiance Heavy metal Solid State Records
Gatling Beforemath Michael Briguglio [123]
Halestorm The Strange Case Of... Hard rock, alternative metal, heavy metal, post-grunge Atlantic Howard Benson [124]
Kishi Bashi 151a Indie pop, indie rock, psychedelic pop, electronic, experimental Joyful Noise
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Wasted [125]
Municipal Waste The Fatal Feast Thrash metal, crossover thrash Nuclear Blast Municipal Waste [126]
DragonForce The Power Within Power metal Essential Music, Roadrunner Records, 3Wise, JVC Victor
Anathema Weather Systems Progressive rock, new prog Kscope, The End Records Christer-André Cederberg [127]
The Gaddabouts Look Out Now! Jazz pop, folk rock, Americana RacecarLOTTA Records Steve Gadd [128]
Spiritualized Sweet Heart Sweet Light Space rock, neo-psychedelia Double Six Records Jason Pierce [129]
Cancer Bats Dead Set on Living Hardcore punk, sludge metal, southern rock Distort Eric Ratz, Kenny Luong [130]
Evans Blue Graveyard of Empires Alternative metal, hard rock, post-grunge Sounds+Sights Trevor Kustiak [131]
Future Pluto Atlanta hip hop, R&B A1 Records, Freebandz Entertainment, Epic Records K.E. on the Track, Sonny Digital, Mike WiLL Made It, DJ Spinz, Jon Boi, Organized Noise, Nard & B, DJ Pharris, John Blu, Rico Wade, Luney Tunez, Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E.
Jason Mraz Love Is a Four Letter Word Pop rock, alternative rock Atlantic Joe Chiccarelli, Rick Nowels [132]
Neon Trees Picture Show Alternative rock, new wave Mercury Records Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin Hard rock, nu metal, alternative metal, Christian metal Fuel Music Aaron Sprinkle, Trevor McNevan
Train California 37 Rock, pop rock, folk rock, roots rock Columbia, Sony Espionage, David Hodges, Diji Parq, Butch Walker, Gregg Wattenberg [133][134]
William Beckett Walk the Talk Pop rock Yike Records [135]
Yann Tiersen Skyline Folk rock, acoustic, indie rock Mute, ANTI- [136]
Yanni Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico Contemporary instrumental, easy listening, adult contemporary, new-age Yanni/Wake Yanni, Ric Wake [137]
The Rasmus The Rasmus Alternative rock, symphonic rock, soft rock Universal Music Martin Hansen [138]
Parov Stelar The Princess
Feeder Generation Freakshow Alternative rock, post-grunge Big Teeth Records Grant Nicholas, Chris Sheldon
Jack White Blunderbuss Blues rock, garage rock, alternative rock, folk rock Third Man, XL Recordings, Columbia Jack White [139]
Ronnie Dawson & High Noon with Lisa Pankratz The Carnegie Hall Tour [140]
Rufus Wainwright Out of the Game Pop rock Decca, Polydor Mark Ronson [141]
Santigold Master of My Make-Believe New wave, dub, reggae fusion, electronic, pop, hip hop Atlantic Santi White, Ricky Blaze, Boys Noize, Diplo, John Hill, Greg Kurstin, Q-Tip, David Sitek, Switch, Nick Zinner [142]
Alexz Johnson Skipping Stone Pop Laydee Spencer Music Inc. Jimmy Robbins, Greg Wells, Dillon Pace
Anathema Weather Systems Progressive rock, new prog Kscope, The End Records Christer-André Cederberg [143]
The Dandy Warhols This Machine Beat the World, The End The Dandy Warhols, Jeremy Sherrer [144]
Deuce Nine Lives Rap rock, hip hop, rapcore Five Seven Music Deuce, Aaron Greene, Andrew Goldstein, Eugene Shakhov, Tristan Krause [145][146]
Eve 6 Speak in Code Alternative rock, pop punk Fearless Don Gilmore
Moving Mountains New Light [147]
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol Doom metal, gothic metal Century Media Jens Bogren
Tiësto Club Life: Volume Two Miami Progressive house, electro Musical Freedom Tiësto [148]
Torche Harmonicraft Sludge metal, pop rock Volcom Torche
Kent Jag är inte rädd för mörkret Alternative rock, pop rock Sonet, Universal Kent, Stefan Boman [149]
Shing02 & Chimp Beams ASDR Hip hop Concent Productions Chimp Beams [150]
Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart Electronic, pop 679, Atlantic DJ Chuckie, Cirkut, Diplo, Dr. Luke, Liam Howe, Devrim Karaoglu, Greg Kurstin, Fabian Lenssen, Ryan McMahon, Rick Nowels, Ryan Rabin, Dean Reid, Stargate [151]
Moonspell Alpha Noir/Omega White [152]
Saint Vitus Lillie: F-65 Doom metal Season of Mist Tony Reed [153]
Europe Bag of Bones Hard rock, blues rock earMUSIC
Brendon Small Brendon Small's Galaktikon Heavy metal, alternative metal, power metal BS Records Brendon Small, Ulrich Wild
Father John Misty Fear Fun Indie rock Sub Pop Jonathan Wilson, Joshua Tillman
Marilyn Manson Born Villain Industrial rock, alternative metal Cooking Vinyl, Hell, etc. Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna [154]
Zowie Love Demolition Pop, electro, punk [155]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
B.o.B Strange Clouds Alternative hip hop Grand Hustle, Rebel Rock, Atlantic T.I., B.o.B, Jim Jonsin, Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Ryan Tedder, Mynority, Stargate, Frequency, Super Water Sympathy, Billboard, Kuttah, Lil' C
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Aufheben Neo-psychedelia A Records
Carrie Underwood Blown Away Country, pop, rock Arista Nashville, 19 Recordings Mark Bright [156]
Hurt The Crux
K'naan Country, God or the Girl [157][158]
Lone Galaxy Garden R&S Matt Cutler [159][160]
Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts Pop, alternative, indie pop Blue Note Danger Mouse
Pennywise All or Nothing Punk rock, melodic hardcore, skate punk Epitaph Cameron Webb
Various artists The Avengers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Alternative rock, rock, hard rock Hollywood, Marvel Music Mitchell Leib, Dave Jordan [161]
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 42 Pop EMI [162]
Various artists Now That's What I Call Classic Rock Hits Rock EMI [163]
Cover Drive Bajan Style Pop, R&B, hip hop Polydor
Keane Strangeland Alternative rock Island Dan Grech-Marguerat
Meek Mill Dreamchasers 2 Hip hop MMG
Animal Kingdom The Looking Away Indie rock BoomBox Records David Kosten
Pixel Reminder Jazz Cuneiform Records Jørgen Munkeby [164]
Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods Alternative rock, indie rock, shoegazing Dangerbird Jacknife Lee [165]
Iggy Pop Après
Year of No Light / Altar of Plagues Untitled Sludge metal, black metal MUSICFEARSATAN [166]
Adam Lambert Trespassing Pop 19, RCA Josh Abraham, Ammo, Jason Bonilla, busbee, Cirkut, Josh Crosby, Adam Lambert, Robert Marvin, Lester Mendez, Dr. Luke, Oligee, The Smeezingtons, U-Tern, Rune Westberg, Fred Williams, Pharrell Williams [167]
Beach House Bloom Dream pop, indie rock Sub Pop Chris Coady [168]
Best Coast The Only Place Indie rock, garage rock, surf pop Wichita Recordings Jon Brion [169]
Garbage Not Your Kind of People Alternative rock, electronic STUNVOLUME Garbage [170][171]
Hot Water Music Exister Punk rock, post-hardcore Rise Records Bill Stevenson [172]
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music Hip hop Williams Street Killer Mike, El-P
Lisa Marie Presley Storm & Grace Roots rock Universal Republic, XIX Recordings T-Bone Burnett
Meiko The Bright Side Indie rock, indie pop Fantasy Meiko [173]
MewithoutYou Ten Stories Indie rock Pine Street Aaron Weiss, Michael Weiss, Greg Jehanian, Richard Mazzotta, Brandon Beaver [174]
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix Comedy rock, hard rock, heavy metal, acoustic music Columbia John Kimbrough, John King
The Temper Trap The Temper Trap
Burzum Umskiptar Folk metal, folk rock, black metal Byelobog Varg Vikernes
Tom Jones Spirit in the Room Island Ethan Johns
Blue Foundation In My Mind I Am Free [175]
The Bunny the Bear The Stomach For It [176]
Chris Price Homesick Indie pop, garage rock Price the Band LLC Chris Price [177][178]
The Cult Choice of Weapon Hard rock, indie rock Cooking Vinyl Chris Goss, Bob Rock [179]
El-P Cancer 4 Cure Alternative hip hop, underground hip hop Fat Possum Records El-P
Haley Reinhart Listen Up! Pop 19, Interscope Records busbee, Rob Kleiner, Chris DeStefano, Chris Seefried, Rune Westberg, David Hodges, Jason Falkner, Shy Carter, J. Bonilla
John Mayer Born and Raised Folk rock, blues rock, Americana Columbia, Sony Music John Mayer, Don Was
Kris Allen Thank You Camellia RCA, 19 Tim Pagnotta, The Messengers, J. Bonilla, Kevin Kadish, Per Kristian "Boots" Ottestad, Curt Schneider, Maison & Dragen, Chris DeStefano
MercyMe The Hurt & The Healer [180]
Mount Eerie Clear Moon Indie rock, experimental P. W. Elverum & Sun Phil Elverum
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Apocalyptic Love Hard rock, heavy metal Dik Hayd International Eric Valentine [181][182]
Smile Empty Soul 3's Alternative metal, post-grunge EOne Music Eddie Wohl, Jay Baumgardner
Sonny Landreth Elemental Journey
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu Revolution J-pop, bubblegum pop, electropop, dance-pop, electro house Warner Music Japan Yasutaka Nakata, Keiichi Ishizaka, Yusuke Nakagawa [183]
alt-J An Awesome Wave Indie pop Infectious Records Charlie Andrew
Ladyhawke Anxiety New wave, indie rock, power pop, synthpop Modular Pip Brown, Pascal Gabriel [184]
Scissor Sisters Magic Hour Dance-pop, dance-rock, nu-disco, alternative rock, glam rock, new wave, house Polydor Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris, Stuart Price, Alex Ridha, Pharrell Williams
Knife Party Rage Valley [185]
Architects Daybreaker
Paloma Faith Fall to Grace Pop, soul, soft rock RCA Records Nellee Hooper, Jake Gosling, Al Shux, David Arnold
Public Image Ltd This Is PiL Alternative rock, post-punk PiL official Public Image Ltd [186][187]
Regina Spektor What We Saw from the Cheap Seats Anti-folk, baroque pop, indie rock Sire Records Mike Elizondo, Regina Spektor
Sigur Rós Valtari Post-rock, ambient Parlophone Sigur Rós, Alex Somers [188]
Ultravox Brilliant EMI [189]
Ulver Childhood's End Art rock, electronic, dark ambient Kscope [190]
Finley Fuoco e fiamme
Japandroids Celebration Rock Garage rock Polyvinyl Japandroids [191]
Melody Gardot The Absence Jazz, blues, bossa nova Verve Heitor Pereira
Millencolin The Melancholy Connection Punk rock Burning Heart, Epitaph Millencolin [192]
Sun Kil Moon Among the Leaves Folk rock Caldo Verde


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Delain We Are the Others Symphonic metal CNR Music Jacob Hellner, Fredrik Thomander, Anders Wikström
Kreator Phantom Antichrist Thrash metal Nuclear Blast Jens Bogren
Alexandra Burke Heartbreak on Hold Pop, R&B RCA [193]
Disclosure The Face Balearic beat, UK garage, dubstep, techno Greco-Roman Disclosure [194][195]
Kylie Minogue The Best of Kylie Minogue Dance-pop, nu-disco, house, synthpop, Europop EMI Babydaddy, Brothers in Rhythm, Guy Chambers, Ian Curnow, Cutfather, Daniel Davidsen, Rob Davis, Cathy Dennis, Johnny Douglas, Jim Eliot, Julian Gallagher, Phil Harding, Calvin Harris, Greg Kurstin, Steve Power, Stuart Price, Lucas Secon, Damon Sharpe, Jake Shears, Mike Spencer, Graham Stack, Richard "Biff" Stannard, Stock Aitken Waterman, Sunnyroads, Mark Taylor, Peter Wallevik [196]
The Beach Boys That's Why God Made the Radio Baroque pop, sunshine pop Capitol Brian Wilson [197]
Chris Robinson Brotherhood Big Moon Ritual Blues rock Silver Arrow Records Thom Monahan [198]
Cody Simpson Paradise Pop, R&B Atlantic, Warner Bros. DJ Frank E, Shawn Campbell [199]
Fear Factory The Industrialist Industrial metal Rhys Fulber, Fear Factory [200]
The Hives Lex Hives Garage rock, garage punk, post-punk revival Disque Hives The Hives [201]
Jukebox the Ghost Safe Travels [202]
Liars WIXIW Experimental rock Mute [203]
Melvins Freak Puke Ipecac Toshi Kasai, Melvins [204]
Motion City Soundtrack Go Pop punk, alternative rock, power pop, emo Epitaph Records
The Mynabirds Generals Indie Rock Saddle Creek Records [205]
The Rocket Summer Life Will Write the Words Pop rock Aviate Records Bryce Avary [206]
A Silent Film Sand & Snow Alternative rock Creative Media Investments A Silent Film [207][208]
f(x) Electric Shock K-pop, dance-pop, electronic, synthpop S.M. Entertainment Lee Soo Man [209]
Rush Clockwork Angels Progressive rock, hard rock Anthem, Roadrunner Rush, Nick Raskulinecz
Usher Looking 4 Myself R&B, hip hop, pop, soul, electronic RCA Rico Love, Diplo, Jim Jonsin, The Neptunes, Danja, Salaam Remi, Swedish House Mafia, Max Martin, Shellback,
Amy Macdonald Life in a Beautiful Light folk, rock, soft rock Melodramatic, Mercury [210]
iamamiwhoami kin Electronic, synthpop, dream pop, trip hop To whom it may concern., Cooperative Music iamamiwhoami: Claes Björklund & Jonna Lee [211]
Elle King The Elle King EP Indie pop RCA [212]
Future of the Left The Plot Against Common Sense Post-hardcore Xtra Mile [213]
Municipal Waste & Toxic Holocaust Toxic Waste Thrash metal Tankcrimes Records Municipal Waste & Toxic Holocaust
Various artists Now That's What I Call Country Volume 5 Country Universal Music [214]
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel... Epic Fiona Apple, Charley Drayton [215]
Britney Spears Oops! I Did It Again: The Best of Britney Spears Pop Sony [216]
Cheryl Cole A Million Lights Pop Polydor Alex da Kid, Calvin Harris,, Jaylien Wesley, Pantha, Agent X, HyGrade, Dada Life, Kid Gloves, Jim Beanz, Taio Cruz, Mathias Wollo, The Beamer Boyz, Billy Wes, Electric, Bibi Jones, Dave Munday [217]
Metric Synthetica Indie rock, new wave Metric Music International Metric
Miss May I At Heart Metalcore Rise Records Machine [218]
Blood on the Dance Floor Evolution Electronica Dark Fantasy Records Dahvie Vanity, Jayy Von Monroe [219]
Bobby Womack The Bravest Man in the Universe XL Recordings [220][221]
Broadway Gentlemen's Brawl Post-hardcore, pop punk, alternative rock Uprising
Dirty Heads Cabin by the Sea Reggae Executive Music Group (EMG)
For All Those Sleeping Outspoken [222]
The Ghost Inside Get What You Give Epitaph [223]
Justin Bieber Believe Pop, R&B, hip hop Island, RBMG, Schoolboy [224]
Lit The View from the Bottom Megaforce Records Butch Walker [225]
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Alternative rock EMI, Caroline Distribution, Martha's Music Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud [226]
Whitechapel Whitechapel Deathcore Metal Blade Mark Lewis [227]
Kate Ryan Electroshock Pop, dance, electronica ARS Entertainment Anders Hansson, Andras Vleminckx, Jérôme Riouffreyt, Felix Persson, Märta Grauers, Avicii
DIIV Oshin Indie rock, dream pop, shoegaze Captured Tracks [228]
Everclear Invisible Stars Alternative rock eOne [229]
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner Joe Duplantier, Josh Wilbur [230]
Linkin Park Living Things Alternative rock, electronic rock Warner Bros. Rick Rubin, Mike Shinoda [231]
Maroon 5 Overexposed Pop A&M Octone Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Max Martin, Shellback [232]
Memphis May Fire Challenger Metalcore, post-hardcore, Southern rock Rise Cameron Mizell, Kellen McGregor
The Offspring Days Go By Punk rock Columbia Bob Rock [233]
A Place to Bury Strangers Worship Noise rock Dead Oceans [234]
The Swearengens Devil Gets Her Way Country, alternative country, americana, country rock, roots rock Steven Burnett, Fredd Luongo, Corey Knafelz

Third quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Alistair Griffin Albion Sky Pop Dramatico Ed Buller [235]
Abandon All Ships Infamous Metalcore, electronicore Universal Music Canada, Rise Records Anthony Calabretta, Mark Spicoluk
Chris Brown Fortune R&B, pop, hip hop RCA Benny Benassi, Danja, Free School, Fuego, Jason "JP" Perry, Polow da Don, Tha Bizness, The Runners, The Underdogs [236]
Flo Rida Wild Ones R&B, pop, hip hop Atlantic, Poe Boy [237]
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal Progressive metal Sumerian Records, Century Media Records Misha Mansoor, Adam "Nolly" Getgood [238]
Psy Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1 K-pop YG Entertainment, KMP Holdings, Universal Music Group (Asia ex. Japan), YGEX/avex trax (Japan) Yang Hyun-suk, Psy, u-type
50 Cent 5 (Murder by Numbers) Hip hop Aftermath, Shady, Interscope Dr. Dre, Scoop DeVille, Sap Da Beat Man, Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, Havoc [239]
Aesop Rock Skelethon Hip hop Rhymesayers Entertainment Aesop Rock [240]
Bury Tomorrow The Union of Crowns Metalcore Nuclear Blast Antony Smith [241]
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan Indie rock, art pop, experimental Domino David Longstreth [242]
Frank Ocean Channel Orange Alternative R&B, neo soul Def Jam Frank Ocean, Malay, Om'Mas Keith, Pharrell Williams [243]
P.O.D. Murdered Love Rock Razor & Tie Sonny Sandoval, Marcos Curiel, Traa Daniels, Wuv Bernardo [244]
Serj Tankian Harakiri Rock Reprise, Serjical Strike Serj Tankian [245]
Baroness Yellow & Green Stoner rock, sludge metal Relapse John Congleton [246]
The Contortionist Intrinsic Progressive metal Good Fight Music Eyal Levi, Jason Suecof, Eric Guenther [247]
KB Weight & Glory Hip hop Reach Dirty Rice, Coko Korinne, Black Knight, Andre Atkinson, Mark Mims, Maurice Tonia, Street Symphony, Alex Medina, Geeda, Joseph Prielozny, Cheesebeats (a.k.a. Tha Kracken), Halo, PK, Karac, Benjah, Sky, InnaCircle [248]
Matisyahu Spark Seeker Reggae fusion, hip hop, electronic Fallen Sparks Kool Kojak
Milo Greene Milo Greene Indie folk, folk rock Chop Shop, Atlantic
Nas Life Is Good Hip hop Def Jam Salaam Remi, No I.D., Nas, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Rodney Jerkins, DJ Hot Day, Swizz Beatz, Buckwild, Heavy D, Da Internz, Noah "40" Shebib, Al Shux, Boi-1da [249]
Soul Asylum Delayed Reaction Alternative rock 429 Records [250]
Tremonti All I Was Heavy metal, hard rock, speed metal Fret12 Michael "Elvis" Baskette [251]
William Beckett Winds Will Change Pop rock Yike Records
Gram Rabbit Welcome to the Country Psychedelic rock, space rock, country rock Royal Order Todd Rutherford, Jesika von Rabbit [252]
Various artists Now! 82 Pop Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, Virgin Music Group, UMG, Warner Music Group [253]
Emilie Autumn Fight Like a Girl Dark cabaret, electro-industrial The Asylum Emporium Emilie Autumn, Ulrich Wild
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten Punk rock, indie rock, alternative rock Mercury Records Brendan O'Brien [254]
Jennifer Lopez Dance Again... the Hits Pop, dance, dance-pop, R&B, Latin Epic
Passion Pit Gossamer Electropop, synthpop, indie pop, indie rock Columbia [255]
Purity Ring Shrines Electropop 4AD, Last Gang Corin Roddick, Megan James [256]
Blur Blur 21 Alternative rock, Britpop, lo-fi, experimental rock Food, Virgin, Parlophone Stephen Street, William Orbit, Steve Lovell, Steve Power, others
Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don't Food, Def Jam, Maybach Music Group Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Rico Love, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Testament Dark Roots of Earth Thrash metal Nuclear Blast Andy Sneap
Wildlife Control Wildlife Control indie rock, indie pop [257]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
While She Sleeps This Is the Six Metalcore Search and Destroy Carl Bown [258]
10 Years Minus the Machine Alternative metal Palehorese Records
Digital Summer Breaking Point Hard rock, alternative metal [259]
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 43 Capitol [260]
Mystery The World is a Game Progressive rock Unicorn Digital Michel St-Père [261]
Why? Sod in the Seed Alternative hip hop, indie rock City Slang [262]
2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story Hip hop Def Jam Mike Will, Drumma Boy, Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Lex Luger, Kanye West
In This Moment Blood Metalcore, alternative metal Century Media [263]
Insane Clown Posse The Mighty Death Pop! Horrorcore, Midwest hip hop Psychopathic Mike E. Clark [264]
Yellowcard Southern Air Pop punk, alternative rock Hopeless [265]
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Mature Themes Psychedelic pop, indie rock, lo-fi 4AD
British Theatre Dyed in the Wool Ghost Alternative rock, electronic, experimental Richard "Gambler" Ingram, Mike Vennart
Bloc Party Four Alternative rock, indie rock Frenchkiss Alex Newport
The Darkness Hot Cakes Glam metal, hard rock, heavy metal Wind-up Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Nick Brine
DJ Khaled Kiss the Ring Hip hop, R&B We the Best, Cash Money, Universal Republic DJ Khaled, The Runners, Kanye West, Lex Luger, Cool & Dre, Just Blaze, Drumma Boy, Boi-1da, T-Minus, Lil Lody, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, AraabMuzik, Hit-Boy [266]
Ivy Queen Musa Latin, reggaeton, hip hop Siente Ivy Queen, Luny Tunes, Noriega, Predikador, DJ Nelson, Keko Musik, EZP [267]
Lynyrd Skynyrd Last of a Dyin' Breed Southern rock, hard rock Roadrunner Bob Marlette
Owl City The Midsummer Station Synthpop, dance, techno Universal Republic Adam Young [268]
Yeasayer Fragrant World Experimental rock, psychedelic pop Secretly Canadian [269]
Markus Schulz Scream Trance Armada Music [270]
Rita Ora Ora Pop, jazz, R&B, dance Roc Nation, Ester Dean, Drake, The-Dream, StarGate, Kanye West
Tantara Based on Evil Thrash metal Indie Recordings Flemming Rasmussen [271][272]
Archive With Us Until You're Dead Trip hop, alternative rock Dangervisit Records
Katatonia Dead End Kings Alternative metal, progressive rock Peaceville Records Jonas Renkse, Anders Nyström, David Castillo
Marius Neset and Daniel Herskedal Neck of the Woods Jazz Edition Records Marius Neset, Daniel Herskedal [273]
Trey Songz Chapter V R&B Songbook, Atlantic Troy Taylor, Rico Love, J-Kits, Benny Blanco, Eric Hudson, John "SK" McGee, E. Miles, A-Wall, Darhyl Camper, Josh Garrison, C4, Ty$
Alanis Morissette Havoc and Bright Lights Pop Collective Sounds Guy Sigsworth, Joe Chiccarelli [274]
The Chariot One Wing Metalcore, mathcore Good Fight, E1 Matt Goldman
Circa Survive Violent Waves Experimental rock Circa Survive [275]
Dwele Greater Than One R&B, neo soul RT Music Group [276]
Faber Drive Lost in Paradise Pop rock, alternative rock 604 Records
Maná Exiliados en la Bahía: Lo Mejor de Maná Latin, pop rock, alternative rock Warner Music Mexico Fher Olvera, Sergio Vallín [277]
Matchbox Twenty North Alternative rock, pop rock Atlantic Matt Serletic [278]
Minus the Bear Infinity Overhead Alternative rock Dangerbird [279]
Morning Glory Poets Were My Heroes Punk rock Fat Wreck
The Orb featuring Lee "Scratch" Perry The Orbserver in the Star House Electronica, dub, IDM, trip hop, chill-out Cooking Vinyl, The End Records
Slaughterhouse Welcome to: Our House Hip hop Shady, Interscope Eminem, AraabMuzik, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, The Alchemist, Mr. Porter, No I.D., StreetRunner, Boi-1da, T-Minus
Swans The Seer Experimental, post-rock, post-punk Young God Michael Gira [280]
Tamia Beautiful Surprise R&B Plus 1 Music Group
TobyMac Eye on It ForeFront
Farrah Abraham My Teenage Dream Ended Pop, dubstep MTV Press


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
The Pineapple Thief All the Wars Progressive rock, alternative rock Kscope Bruce Soord [281]
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon Indie rock, Indie pop, electropop, dance-punk, power pop Kitsuné Musioc Jacknife Lee
Animal Collective Centipede Hz Neo-psychedelia, experimental rock Domino
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Alternative rock, indie rock Interscope Alex Da Kid
Lecrae Gravity Hip hop Reach Big Juice, The Bridge, Dirty Rice, DJ Khalil, DJ Official, Dru Castro, Street Symphony/Heat Academy, Joseph Prielozny, Rudy Currence, ThaInnaCircle, Tyshane, Uforo Ebong, The Watchmen, Zach Crowell
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar Indie rock, noise rock P.W. Elverum & Sun Phil Elverum
Propagandhi Failed States Punk rock, melodic hardcore Epitaph Records
The Sheepdogs The Sheepdogs Southern rock, boogie rock, rock, blues rock Warner, Atlantic
Agnes Veritas Pop, dance Roxy/Universal Jonas Quant, Patrik Berger, Sharon Vaughn, Tony Nilsson [282]
Billy Talent Dead Silence Punk rock, post-hardcore Atlantic, Roadrunner Ian D'Sa
Elephant9 with Reine Fiske Atlantis Progressive rock Rune Grammofon [283]
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson Wreck & Ruin Country, Folk Liberation Music Nash Chambers, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
Lacrimosa Revolution Gothic metal, gothic rock Hall of Sermon Tilo Wolff
The Presets Pacifica Dance, synthpop, electronic dance music, electropop, electronica Modular
The Script #3 Alternative rock, soft rock Phonogenic Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan
The Avett Brothers The Carpenter Universal [284]
David Byrne and St. Vincent Love This Giant Indie rock 4AD, Todo Mundo David Byrne, Annie Clark, John Congleton, and Patrick Dillett
Gallows Gallows Hardcore punk Venn Records Thomas Mitchener, Steve Sears
Tom McRae From The Lowlands (Alphabet of Hurricanes Part 2) Rock [285]
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra Theatre Is Evil 8 Ft. Records John Congleton
Bob Dylan Tempest Columbia Jack Frost [286]
Chris Robinson Brotherhood The Magic Door Blues rock Silver Arrow Records Thom Monahan [287]
Dave Matthews Band Away from the World Rock RCA Steve Lillywhite [288]
Hoobastank Fight or Flight Post-grunge, alternative rock Open E Entertainment Gavin Brown
Little Big Town Tornado Country Capitol Records Nashville Jay Joyce [289]
NOFX Self Entitled Punk rock Fat Wreck Chords Bill Stevenson [290][291]
The xx Coexist Indie pop Young Turks Jamie Smith [292]
Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss Pop 604, Schoolboy, Interscope Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Josh Ramsay [293]
Mika The Origin of Love Pop Casablanca, Mushroom/Warner Bros.
Joe McElderry Here's What I Believe Pop Decca [294]
Pet Shop Boys Elysium Pop EMI Andrew Dawson [295]
Rival Sons Head Down Blues rock Earache Records [296]
We Are the Ocean Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow Alternative rock, post-hardcore Hassle Pete Miles [297]
Aimee Mann Charmer Pop, rock SuperEgo Paul Bryan [298]
Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind Alternative rock ImaVeePee Records Joe Pisapia [299]
Brother Ali Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color Hip hop, rap Rhymesayers Entertainment Jake One [300]
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud Progressive rock, experimental rock, progressive metal, new-age HevyDevy Devin Townsend
Down Down IV – Part I Heavy metal, sludge metal
DJ Drama Quality Street Music Hip hop E1, Aphilliates, Powerhouse Productions DJ Drama, Kane Beatz, T-Minus
Go Radio Close the Distance Alternative rock Fearless [301]
Grizzly Bear Shields Indie folk, psychedelic folk Warp [302]
Keith Harkin Keith Harkin Pop Verve Records
The Killers Battle Born Alternative rock Island Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor, Daniel Lanois, Brendan O'Brien, Stuart Price [303]
Kreayshawn Somethin' 'Bout Kreay Hip hop Columbia
Local H Hallelujah! I'm a Bum Rock SlimStyle Records Sanford Parker
Michael Jackson Bad 25 Pop, R&B, funk, dance-pop, rock Epic, Legacy Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones [304]
Ne-Yo R.E.D. R&B, hip hop, pop Motown StarGate, Salaam Remi, No I.D., Jim Jonsin, The Underdogs, Harvey Mason, Chuck Harmony, David Banner, Eric Hudson, Shea Taylor
Nelly Furtado The Spirit Indestructible Pop, R&B Interscope, Mosley, Mushroom, Warner Bros. Nelly Furtado, Darkchild, Salaam Remi, Mike Angelakos, Bob Rock, Fraser T Smith, Di Genius, The Demolition Crew, John Shanks, Tiësto [305]
Pink The Truth About Love Pop rock, dance-pop, dance-rock RCA Records Greg Kurstin, Butch Walker, Max Martin, John Hill, DJ Khalil, Emile Haynie, Billy Mann, Shellback, Dan Wilson, Tracklacers, David Schuler [306]
Richie Sambora Aftermath of the Lowdown Richie Sambora, Luke Ebbin
Various artists Cruel Summer Hip hop GOOD, Def Jam Kanye West, Boogz & Tapez, Don Jazzy, Hit-Boy, Lifted, Mannie Fresh, John Hill, Rico Beats, Emile, S1, Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean, Plain Pat, Mike Will, Kenoe, Dnyc3
Superfly Force Pop-rock, blues Warner Music Japan Kōichi Tsutaya
deadmau5 Album Title Goes Here Progressive house, electro house, trance, electronic, dubstep mau5trap, Ultra, Virgin deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner
Disco Ensemble Warriors Alternative rock Sony Music Jukka Immonen
Green Day ¡Uno! Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock Reprise Rob Cavallo [307]
John Frusciante PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone Synthpop, alternative rock, pop rock Record Collection John Frusciante
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 Hip hop Atlantic Lupe Fiasco, Charles "Chilly" Patton, Darrale Jones, Kayne West The Audibles, B-Sides, Simonsayz, Soundtrakk, Mr. Inkredible, Infamous, King David, Julian Bunetta, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Famties & Bullit, Pro-Jay, Severe
Mumford & Sons Babel Indie folk, folk rock Young Turks Markus Dravs [308]
No Doubt Push and Shove Ska punk, alternative rock, pop rock Interscope Mark "Spike" Stent [309]
TVXQ Catch Me K-pop, dubstep, R&B, electropop S.M. Entertainment Lee Soo-man
As I Lay Dying Awakened Metalcore Metal Blade Bill Stevenson [310]
Dragonette Bodyparts Universal Music Canada
Wanderlust Record Time Indie rock, pop rock, alternative rock Sony Music, Zip Records Barrie Maguire [311]
Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, and Thurston Moore YOKOKIMTHURSTON Rock, experimental rock Chimera Music
Angband Saved from the Truth Power metal, progressive metal Pure Steel Mahyar Dean [312]

Fourth quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
AxeWound Vultures Metalcore
John Cale Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood Alternative rock Double Six John Cale
Lower Than Atlantis Changing Tune Melodic hardcore, post-hardcore Island
Cher Lloyd Sticks and Stones Pop Epic [313]
Cody Simpson Paradise Pop, R&B Atlantic [314]
Diana Krall Glad Rag Doll Vocal jazz Verve T-Bone Burnett, Diana Krall
Jackie Evancho Songs from the Silver Screen Classical crossover Syco, Columbia [315]
Matt and Kim Lightning Indie pop
Muse The 2nd Law Alternative rock, new prog Helium 3, Warner Bros. Muse [316]
Papa Roach The Connection Alternative metal, hard rock, alternative rock Eleven Seven Music James Michael, John Feldmann, Tylias
Three Days Grace Transit of Venus Alternative metal RCA Don Gilmore [317]
Tristan Prettyman Cedar + Gold Pop Capitol Greg Wells [318]
The Vaccines Come of Age Indie rock, alternative rock, post-punk revival Ethan Johns
Van Morrison Born to Sing: No Plan B Blue Note Van Morrison [319]
Peter Buck Peter Buck Alternative rock Mississippi Peter Buck
Tame Impala Lonerism Psychedelic rock Modular Recordings Kevin Parker
Ellie Goulding Halcyon Electropop
Splean Optical Illusion Rock, Russian rock Navigator Records
All Time Low Don't Panic Pop punk, alternative rock Hopeless Mike Green, Alex Gaskarth [320]
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence Progressive metal Metal Blade Jamie King [321]
The Birthday Massacre Hide and Seek Gothic rock Metropolis Rainbow, Michael Falcore [322]
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension Progressive rock, progressive metal Hundred Handed, Everything Evil Coheed and Cambria, Michael Birnbaum, Chris Bittner [323]
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind Metalcore, post-hardcore, hardcore punk Epitaph Kurt Ballou [324]
A Fine Frenzy Pines Pop rock Virgin Keefus Green [325]
Kiss Monster Hard rock, heavy metal Universal Paul Stanley, Greg Collins [326]
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist Alternative hip hop, indie hip hop Macklemore LLC, ADA Ryan Lewis [327]
The Wallflowers Glad All Over Alternative rock Columbia Jay Joyce [328]
Why? Mumps, Etc. Alternative hip hop, indie rock Anticon, City Slang Josiah Wolf, Yoni Wolf [329]
Brandy Two Eleven R&B RCA, Chameleon [330]
Leona Lewis Glassheart Pop, R&B Syco, RCA Leona Lewis, Fraser T Smith, Naughty Boy, Emeli Sandé, Ryan Tedder, Childish Gambino, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins,, Dallas Austin, and Calvin Harris [331]
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! Post-rock Constellation [332]
Jake Bugg Jake Bugg Indie folk, indie rock Mercury Records Iain Archer, Mike Crossey, Matt Prime, Crispin Hunt, Jason Hart
Mac DeMarco 2 Jangle pop, psychedelic pop, lo-fi Captured Tracks Mac DeMarco [333]
My Dying Bride A Map of All Our Failures Doom metal Peaceville Records [334]
Anberlin Vital Rock, alternative Universal Republic Aaron Sprinkle
Aranda Stop the World Hard rock, rock Aranda Music Johnny K
Autumn Owls Between Buildings, Toward the Sea Rock, alternative Epitonic Brian Deck [335]
Donald Fagen Sunken Condos Jazz-funk Reprise Records Donald Fagen, Michael Leonhart
The HAARP Machine Disclosure Progressive metal Sumerian Records
In Fear and Faith In Fear and Faith Post-hardcore, alternative metal, metalcore Rise
ZZ Ward Til the Casket Drops Blues rock, hip hop, R&B, soul Hollywood Blended Babies, Theron "Neff-U" Feemster, Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick, Ludwig Göransson, Brent Kutzle, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ryan Tedder [336]
Manowar The Lord of Steel Power metal Magic Circle Music [337]
Bridgit Mendler Hello My Name Is... Pop, soul Hollywood [338]
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city Hip hop, alternative hip hop, gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop Top Dawg, Aftermath, Interscope Dr. Dre, The Neptunes, Scoop DeVille, THC, Sounwave, Tommy Black, Tae Beast, Willie B, Dave Free, Iman Omari, and Terrace Martin
Taylor Swift Red Pop rock, country pop Big Machine Records Jeff Bhasker, Scott Borchetta
Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas Black metal, grindcore, death metal, industrial metal Candlelight Mick Kenney
Josh Doyle Josh Doyle Rock CTK/Corporate Ogre Records
P.O.S We Don't Even Live Here Hip hop, rap Rhymesayers Entertainment
Stone Sour House of Gold & Bones – Part 1 Alternative metal, post-grunge, hard rock, heavy metal Roadrunner Records David Bottrill
Kylie Minogue The Abbey Road Sessions Orchestral Parlophone Steve Anderson, Colin Elliot
Loreen Heal Pop, dance Warner Music Sweden
Calvin Harris 18 Months Electro house, synthpop Dillon Francis, Calvin Harris, Mark Knight, James F. Reynolds, Nicky Romero [339]
Esthero Everything Is Expensive Pop, jazz, folk Esthero, Chin Injeti, Adam 12, The Brothers Rise, Justin Trugman, Jamie Rise, Josh Lopez, Bartholomew
Flyleaf New Horizons Alternative metal , alternative rock, Christian rock A&M Octone Howard Benson
Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares Hip hop Maybach Music Group
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill Rock, hard rock, folk rock Reprise
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay Post-metal Neurot Records, Relapse Records
Thrice Anthology Alternative, post-hardcore Staple Records [340]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Lumen На части Rock, alternative Rob Hill
Kaizers Orchestra Violeta Violeta Vol. III Rock, alternative Jørgen Træen, Yngve Sætre, Janove Ottesen
Scooter Music for a Big Night Out House, hardcore techno, trance, techno Sheffield Tunes H. P. Baxxter, Rick J. Jordan, Michael Simon, Jens Thele
Crystal Castles (III) [341]
Robbie Williams Take the Crown Pop, pop rock Island Records [342]
Rolo Tomassi Astraea Mathcore, experimental rock Destination Moon Jason Sanderson, Rolo Tomassi [343]
Thee Faction Singing Down the Government, or, The War of Position and How We're Winning It Garage rock Soviet Beret Smiley, Ian Shaw [344]
Aerosmith Music from Another Dimension! Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal Columbia Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen
E-40 and Too Short History: Function Music Hip hop Heavy on the Grind Entertainment, EMI
E-40 and Too Short History: Mob Music Hip hop Heavy on the Grind Entertainment, EMI
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve Ska punk Pentimento
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 44 Pop Capitol [345]
Various artists Now That's What I Call Disney Children's music Capitol, Walt Disney Records [346]
Boom Boom Satellites Remixed Electronica, rock Sony Music Japan [347]
Anastacia It's a Man's World Rock, pop BMG Rights Management Glen Ballard [348]
Eivind Aarset Dream Logic Nu jazz ECM Records Jan Bang [349]
Lorentz & Sakarias Himlen är som mörkast när stjärnorna lyser starkast Hip hop Baseline Music, Sony Music Vittorio Grasso [350]
Lana Del Rey Born to Die: The Paradise Edition Pop Interscope Rick Nowels, Justin Parker, Rick Rubin
Lana Del Rey Paradise Baroque pop, trip hop Interscope Rick Nowels, Rick Rubin
One Direction Take Me Home Pop Syco, Columbia Carl Falk, Cirkut, Rami Yacoub, Shellback, Luke Gottwald, Julian C. Bunetta, Kristoffer Fogelmark, Sam Watters, Steve Robson, Albin Nedler, Jake Gosling
Aaron Lewis The Road Alternative rock, country Stroudavarious
The Babies Our House on the Hill Indie rock Woodsist Rob Barbato
Christina Aguilera Lotus Pop, dance RCA Max Martin, Alex da Kid, Shellback, Chris Braide, busbee, Mike Del Rio, Jayson DeZuzio, Dem Jointz, Jason Gilbert, Jamie Hartman, Aeon "Step" Manahan, Lucas Secon, Steve Robson, Supa Dups, Tracklacers
Deftones Koi No Yokan Alternative metal, experimental rock Reprise Nick Raskulinecz [351]
Green Day ¡Dos! Punk rock, pop punk, garage rock Reprise Rob Cavallo [352]
Soundgarden King Animal Alternative rock, heavy metal Seven Four Entertainment, Universal Republic Records Adam Kasper, Soundgarden
Travis Barker and Yelawolf Psycho White Rapcore, hardcore hip hop LaSalle, Famous Stars and Straps, Killer Distribution Travis Barker, Yelawolf, Mix Master Mike
Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston R&B, pop, soul, dance RCA Records [353]
-Oz- CRUNK Alternative metal, metalcore CLJ [354]
The Seekers The Golden Jubilee Album Folk music, world music, folk rock EMI Music Australia [355][356]
Willam Belli The Wreckoning Electronic, rock
Example The Evolution of Man Alternative hip hop, electro, dubstep Ministry of Sound, Data
Kelly Clarkson Greatest Hits – Chapter One Pop, pop rock RCA, 19 Max Martin, Luke Gottwald, Greg Kurstin, Rhett Lawrence, Ryan Tedder, Ben Moody, David Hodges, Jimmy Messer, David Kahne, Brian Kennedy, Ester Dean, Dante Jones, John Shanks, Raine Maida, Stephen Ferrera, Dann Huff, Steve Mac, Kara DioGuardi, Michael Knox, Sound Kollectiv, Thuy-An Julien [357]
Little Mix DNA Pop Syco TMS, Future Cut, Steve Mac, Jarrad Rogers, Richard "Biff" Stannard, Ash Howes, Jon Levine, Xenomania, Fred Ball, Pegasus, Dapo Torimiro
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up Hip hop, R&B, electronica Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Phillip Phillips The World from the Side of the Moon Folk rock, alternative rock Interscope, 19 Drew Pearson, Gregg Wattenberg
Pitbull Global Warming Pop, R&B RCA, Mr. 305
Prince Royce #1's Latin pop, bachata, R&B Top Stop Music
Rihanna Unapologetic Pop, R&B Def Jam, SRP Records Eric Bellinger, Sean Garrett, Swedish House Mafia, Labrinth, David Guetta
Various artists Now! 83 Pop Sony, EMI, Virgin, Universal, Warner
AC/DC Live at River Plate Rock Columbia [358]
Rachael Yamagata Heavyweight EP Frankenfish Records John Alagía [359][360]
Sonny Vincent and The Bad Reactions Sonny Vincent and The Bad Reactions Punk rock, garage rock tREND iS dEAD! records Paul Kostabi [361]
Woe, Is Me Genesi[s] Metalcore, post-hardcore Rise, Velocity [362]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Monte Montgomery Tethered [363]
Mylène Farmer Monkey Me Pop Polydor Laurent Boutonnat [364]
Smosh Smoshtastic Comedy Anthony Padilla, Ian Hecox
Tulisa The Female Boss Pop, dance Island, AATW [365]
Alexz Johnson Live from the Skipping Stone Tour Pop Laydee Spencer Music Inc.
Kesha Warrior Pop RCA, Kemosabe Dr. Luke
Wiz Khalifa O.N.I.F.C. Rap Atlantic Records Sledgren
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox Pop, R&B, rock, soul, reggae Atlantic The Smeezingtons, Jeff Bhasker, Benny Blanco, Diplo, Paul Epworth, Emile Haynie, Mark Ronson, Supa Dups
The Game Jesus Piece Rap
Green Day ¡Tré! Punk rock
Lifehouse Almería Southern rock, acoustic music, country rock Geffen [366]
T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head Atlantic Records Pharrell
Minuit Last Night You Saw This Band Electronic Dollhouse Records Ryan Beehre & Paul Dodge [367]
Wale Folarin Hip hop

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