Here is my list of albums I enjoyed listening to most in 2012 (in alphabetical order).
* those that I spent more significant time listening to

Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself + Hands of Glory
Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man
Beach House – Bloom*
Bob Dylan – Tempest
Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
Cat Power - Sun
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
Father John Misty – Fear Fun*
First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
FUN. – Some Nights*
Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere
Jack White – Blunderbuss
Kishi Bashi – 151a*
Lost in the Trees – A Church that Fits Our Needs
M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion
Metric – Synthetica*
Mewithoutyou – Ten Stories*
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again*
Mumford & Sons – Babel*
Of Monster and Men – My Head is an Animal*
Passion Pit – Gossamer*
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard
The Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now?
Purity Ring - Shrines
Regina Spektor – What We Saw from the Cheap Seats*
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Shearwater – Animal Joy*
Sigur Ros – Valtari*
Sufjan Stevens – Silver & Gold
Taken by Trees – Other Worlds
Tame Impala -Lonerism
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter*
The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth*
The Shins – Port of Morrow
The xx – Coexist*
Yeasayer – Fragrant World*