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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, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
91.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:91Rank Score:237
Rank in 2010s479Overall Rank:4,730
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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92.

World MusicSweden Goat
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:92Rank Score:236
Rank in 2010s483Overall Rank:4,749
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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93.

What We Saw From The Cheap SeatsUnited States Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:93Rank Score:232
Rank in 2010s490Overall Rank:4,803
Average Rating:  69/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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94.

TRSTCanada Trust
Year of Release:2012Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2012:94Rank Score:230
Rank in 2010s494Overall Rank:4,838
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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95.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:95Rank Score:230
Rank in 2010s495Overall Rank:4,843
Average Rating:  73/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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96.

WixiwUnited States Liars
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:96Rank Score:227
Rank in 2010s498Overall Rank:4,891
Average Rating:  77/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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97.

VitalUnited States Anberlin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:97Rank Score:223
Rank in 2010s502Overall Rank:4,959
Average Rating:  74/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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98.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:98Rank Score:223
Rank in 2010s504Overall Rank:4,963
Average Rating:  73/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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99.

Melody's Echo ChamberFrance Melody's Echo Chamber
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:99Rank Score:222
Rank in 2010s506Overall Rank:4,978
Average Rating:  75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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100.

Rhythm And ReposeIreland Glen Hansard
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:100Rank Score:221
Rank in 2010s507Overall Rank:4,986
Average Rating:  75/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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