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The Top Ten Albums of 2012

The Inquirer's year-end music package, in all its pop, jazz, roots/country and classical glory, is in this Sunday's Arts & Entertainment section.

The Top Ten Albums of 2012

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The Inquirer's year-end music package, in all its pop, jazz, roots/country and classical glory, is in this Sunday's Arts & Entertainment section.

Along with various and sundry other features, you'll find my annotated Top 10 albums list there, and one song each from it in the alphabetical list of video clips below, from Allo Darlin' to Tame Impala.

That's Miguel, whose Kaleidoscope Dream is one of my 2012 faves, telling you to shush in the picture. A photo gallery accompanying the list is here. Scroll down to watch and check out the Philadelphia locations in the Passion Pit "Take A Walk" video below.

Previously: Frank Ocean, Fun. lead Grammy nominees Folllow In the Mix on Twitter

1. Allo Darlin’, “Tallulah” from ‘Europe’

Allo Darlin' - Tallulah from Will Botting on Vimeo.

2. Fiona Apple, “Every Single Night,” from ‘The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do’

3, Gary Clark Jr., “Bright Lights, from ‘Blak and Blu’

4. Japandroids, “The House That Heaven Built,” from ‘Celebration Rock’

5. Jamey Johnson with Merle Haggard, “I Fall To Pieces,” from ‘Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochrane’

6. Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank),” from ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’

7. Miguel, “Adorn,” from ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’

8. Frank Ocean, “Thinking Bout You,” from ‘channel ORANGE’

9. Passion Pit, “Talk A Walk,” from ‘Gossamer’

10. Tame Impala, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” from ‘Lonerism’

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