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'
12/40

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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