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The RedEye Sound Board's best-rated albums of 2012

Justin BieberCommonKids These Days (music group)Archie PowellKe$haNicki MinajTwin Shadow (music group)

You've already seen our picks for albums of the year, but maybe you're wondering what else almost made the cut. Below are all of the albums that reviewed by the RedEye Sound Board that recieved three stars or more in 2012.

***-star reviewed albums:

"Unapologetic", Rihanna

"Timing Of The Void", Eagle Claw

"Local Business", Titus Andronicus

"Traphouse Rock", Kids These Days

"Food and Liquor Vol. II: The Great American Rap Album pt. 1", Lupe Fiasco

"Major", Fang Island

"Wildlife Pop", Stepdad

"Life Is Good", Nas

"America", Dan Deacon

'God Forgives, I Don't", Rick Ross

"Synthetica", Metric

"Oceania", Smashing Pumpkins

"Looking 4 Myself", Usher

"Garage Hymns", Empires

"Chapter V", Trey Songz

"Noctourniquet", The Mars Volta

"Boys and Girls", Alabama Shakes

"Tiger Talk", Yukon Blonde

"Generals", The Mynabirds

"Vows", Kimbra

"Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded", Nicki Minaj

"Cancer 4 Cure", El-P

"What We Saw From The Cheap Seats", Regina Spektor

"Valtari", Sigur Ros

***1/2-star reviewed albums:

"We Don't Even Live Here", P.O.S

"Cruel Summer", G.O.O.D Music

"RED", Taylor Swift

"Warrior", Ke$ha

"Believe", Justin Bieber

"MTMTMK", The Very Best

"Handwritten", The Gaslight Anthem

"Celebration Rock", Japandroids

"Gossamer", Passion Pit

"Confess", Twin Shadow

"Swing Lo Magellan", Dirty Projectors

"The Idler Wheel...", Fiona Apple

"Triple F Life", Waka Flocka Flame

"Some Nights", fun.

"Sweet Heart, Sweet Light", Spiritualized

**** star reviewed albums:

"Good kid, m.a.a.d city", Kendrick Lamar

"Until The Quiet Comes", Flying Lotus

"Channel Orange", Frank Ocean

"the plot against common sense", Future Of The Left

"Blunderbuss", Jack White

"Master of my Make-Believe", Santigold

"Great Ideas in Action", Archie Powell & The Exports

"Reign In Terror", Sleigh Bells

"The Dreamer, The Believer", Common

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