Mid-Year Report: The Best Albums of 2012 So Far

From Bruce to Best Coast and beyond, 40 of our favorite albums from the last six months

Alabama Shakes, 'Boys and Girls'
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Alabama Shakes, 'Boys and Girls'

One part Janis, one part Robert Plant: Brittany Howard says hello.

Read the RS review: "'Just let me be your ticket home,' [singer Brittany Howard] pleads on 'You Ain't Alone.' Home might be a one-room shack in the backwoods somewhere, so bring your own bottled water. This party might last a while."


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