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

Sharon Van Etten, 'Tramp'

Sharon Van Etten, 'Tramp'

The singer-songwriter turns complicated love into slo-mo stunners.

Read the RS review: "Tramp plays like a female version of Beck's Sea Change, setting spacey guitar hum, tidal rhythms and pass-the-Xanax melodies against lyrics about silent love and bad timing . . . Your soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend will have this on blast."

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