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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
11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,379
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:755
Average Rating:  80/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,150
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:815
Average Rating:  76/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,965
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:888
Average Rating:  76/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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14.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,933
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:905
Average Rating:  80/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,872
Rank in 2010s71Overall Rank:939
Average Rating:  66/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,799
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:971
Average Rating:  64/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,284
Rank in 2010s90Overall Rank:1,292
Average Rating:  59/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,203
Rank in 2010s99Overall Rank:1,364
Average Rating:  73/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,179
Rank in 2010s102Overall Rank:1,389
Average Rating:  75/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:932
Rank in 2010s125Overall Rank:1,684
Average Rating:  77/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 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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