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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:7,864
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:189
Average Rating: 84/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.d CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:6,490
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:231
Average Rating: 84/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:3,854
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:368
Average Rating: 79/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,386
Rank in 2010s21Overall Rank:422
Average Rating: 78/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,231
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:442
Average Rating: 77/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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6.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,007
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:469
Average Rating: 77/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:2,515
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:554
Average Rating: 80/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 29 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:182 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,412
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:577
Average Rating: 79/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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9.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,093
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:653
Average Rating: 80/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:1,916
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:704
Average Rating: 76/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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