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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

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Halfway through 2012, we've already heard tons of great new music. Here's an unranked list of 40 of the year's best albums so far, as selected by Rolling Stone editors – from Bruce to Best Coast, Grimes to Garbage and much more.

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