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

The Beach Boys, 'That's Why God Made the Radio'

Brian Wilson returns to the Beach Boys for a breezy nostalgia trip – until clouds roll in.

Read the RS review: "The album plays like another episode in the longtime struggle between Mike Love's fun-in-the-sun agenda and Brian Wilson's grander, darker themes. It's part class reunion, part Requiem for a Beach Boy."

 

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