As reported to College Music Journal on 08.27.2012

1MetricSyntheticaMom and Pop--MMI
2Dr. DogBe The Void Anti
3Dr. John Locked Down Nonesuch
4Father John MistyFear FunSub Pop
5Pomegranates HeavenModern Outsider
6Kimbra Vows Warner Brothers
7Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With YouWarner Brothers
8Dandy WarholsThis MachineThe End
9Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving NowDead Oceans
10Matt & Kim"Let's Go" (Single)Fader
11Of Monsters & MenMy Head is an AnimalRecord
12Young the Giant Young the GiantRoadrunner
13Temper TrapThe Temper TrapColumbia
14Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls ATO
15Jack White Blunderbuss Columbia
16Dent May Do ThingsPaw Tracks
17Antennas UpThe Awkward Phase Plastic Artiface
18Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods Dangerbird
19Black Keys El Camino Nonesuch
20FunSome Nights Fueled By Ramen
21Grouplove Never Trust a Happy SongCanvasback
22Smashing Pumpkins OceaniaEMI
23Drowning MenAll of the Unknown Borstal Beat
24Florence & the MachineCeremonials Island
25Japandroids Celebration RockPolyvinyl
26Imagine Dragons"It's Time" (Single)
27Gotye Making Mirrors Universal Republic
28Liars WIXIW Mute
29Beach House BloomSub Pop
30Art Decade Western Sunrise