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Readers’ Poll: The Best Albums of 2012

Your picks include releases from Jack White, No Doubt and Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball, Frank Ocean, Channel Orange, Jack White, Blunderbuss, The Killers, Battle Born

In response to our most recent Weekend Rock Question – "What are the best albums of 2012?" – a good portion of your aggregate Top 10 list looked a lot like ones you'll see compiled by critics at Rolling Stone and elsewhere. One or two other entries were from old favorites whose reunions were guaranteed to spark some nostalgia among a certain demographic. As for the top vote-getter: well, let's just say it seems clear there was some ballot manipulation that Karl Rove would find impressive. Click through to see the results. 

The Killers, Battle Born

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2. The Killers, ‘Battle Born’

When the Killers first came back from hiatus to record their fourth album, they spent "about a week just eyeballing each other in a room," singer Brandon Flowers has said. But on the strength of the centerpiece songs "Runaways" and "Miss Atomic Bomb," Battle Born hit new, anthemic heights.

Adam Lambert, Trespassing

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1. Adam Lambert, ‘Trespassing’

Well, he does know a thing or two about popularity contests. By the looks of it, former American Idol winner Adam Lambert organized his fans to stuff the ballot box to make Trespassing the top vote-getter in our Readers' Poll. Upon its release, Rolling Stone gave the album four stars, with Rob Sheffield noting that Lambert sang the mix of "tinsel disco-club sleaze and leather-boy love ballads" like he was "Zeus in a thong." Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

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