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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 22,000 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, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
91.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:91Rank Score:245
Rank in 2010s514Overall Rank:4,854
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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92.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:92Rank Score:244
Rank in 2010s515Overall Rank:4,860
Average Rating:  71/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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93.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:93Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s528Overall Rank:4,953
Average Rating:  73/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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94.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 2012:94Rank Score:237
Rank in 2010s535Overall Rank:4,983
Average Rating:  67/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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95.

R.I.PUnited Kingdom Actress
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:95Rank Score:231
Rank in 2010s545Overall Rank:5,062
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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96.

TRSTCanada Trust
Year of Release:2012Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 2012:96Rank Score:230
Rank in 2010s549Overall Rank:5,096
Average Rating:  70/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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97.

What We Saw From The Cheap SeatsUnited States Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:97Rank Score:228
Rank in 2010s552Overall Rank:5,132
Average Rating:  67/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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98.

OceaniaUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:98Rank Score:225
Rank in 2010s556Overall Rank:5,171
Average Rating:  69/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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99.

World MusicSweden Goat
Year of Release:2012Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2012:99Rank Score:224
Rank in 2010s557Overall Rank:5,177
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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100.

Rhythm And ReposeIreland Glen Hansard
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:100Rank Score:222
Rank in 2010s564Overall Rank:5,217
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 45 5%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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