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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
11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,200
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:757
Average Rating:  79/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,971
Rank in 2010s52Overall Rank:840
Average Rating:  76/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,964
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:843
Average Rating:  76/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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14.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,724
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:948
Average Rating:  64/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,718
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:951
Average Rating:  65/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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16.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,470
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:1,088
Average Rating:  79/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,270
Rank in 2010s79Overall Rank:1,235
Average Rating:  59/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,058
Rank in 2010s92Overall Rank:1,426
Average Rating:  72/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:998
Rank in 2010s98Overall Rank:1,499
Average Rating:  75/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:968
Rank in 2010s101Overall Rank:1,544
Average Rating:  76/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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