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Best Albums of 2012

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 20,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:13,147
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:131
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:554 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:12,991
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:135
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:5,579
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  77/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,529
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  79/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,542
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  80/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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6.

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:2012Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,455
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  80/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,314
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  81/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,154
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  77/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,143
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:557
Average Rating:  78/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,515
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:666
Average Rating:  76/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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