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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:9,537
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:172
Average Rating: 84/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:9,198
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:179
Average Rating: 85/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,296
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:366
Average Rating: 77/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,967
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:399
Average Rating: 80/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,666
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:431
Average Rating: 77/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,487
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:448
Average Rating: 77/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,183
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:485
Average Rating: 81/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

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:213 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,869
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:530
Average Rating: 79/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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9.

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,630
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:577
Average Rating: 77/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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10.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,441
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:620
Average Rating: 80/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 26 3%
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