Which is to say nothing of the albums whose greatness was underrated or unappreciated by the world. Or those records that just flew under-the-radar, stirring some buzz but never going anywhere near any kind of breakout (like the debut disc for Heavenly Beat (pictured!)).
So, here's a list of records that, though often barely-heard, are hugely deserving of more listeners. Some of these are definite personal favorites, for sure; odd and obscure albums that inched their way closer to my heart as the year progressed.
So, here you are: the road map to a voyage of discovery; a world of off-the-beaten track sounds awaiting you just over the hill. Click on, friend: it's 20 Overlooked, Underrated and Under-the-Radar Albums from 2012...
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