My Jersey friend and occasional Cajun Tomato correspondent Lloyd Nelson objected to the idea of me listing my 2012 Favorite Album finalists with three months left in the year. So naturally I decided to go forward compiling my list. This is subject to revision. Late releases by Titus Andronicus, Big Boi, and Kendrick Lamar could all find themselves in the discussion.
Here, in alphabetical order, are my finalists for Favorite Album of 2012.