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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,202
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  79/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,982
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:799
Average Rating:  76/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,670
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:937
Average Rating:  76/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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14.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,585
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:980
Average Rating:  63/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,559
Rank in 2010s66Overall Rank:992
Average Rating:  65/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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16.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,306
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:1,161
Average Rating:  79/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,230
Rank in 2010s79Overall Rank:1,229
Average Rating:  58/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,053
Rank in 2010s87Overall Rank:1,372
Average Rating:  74/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,002
Rank in 2010s88Overall Rank:1,437
Average Rating:  75/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:948
Rank in 2010s91Overall Rank:1,500
Average Rating:  77/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 45 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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