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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 26,000 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, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,313
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:632
Average Rating:  67/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,834
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:723
Average Rating:  79/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,445
Rank in 2010s66Overall Rank:831
Average Rating:  76/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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14.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,412
Rank in 2010s71Overall Rank:842
Average Rating:  75/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,062
Rank in 2010s82Overall Rank:974
Average Rating:  80/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,983
Rank in 2010s84Overall Rank:1,004
Average Rating:  63/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,523
Rank in 2010s103Overall Rank:1,256
Average Rating:  60/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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18.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,319
Rank in 2010s122Overall Rank:1,425
Average Rating:  77/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,246
Rank in 2010s128Overall Rank:1,486
Average Rating:  72/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,233
Rank in 2010s130Overall Rank:1,497
Average Rating:  75/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
teen suicide 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 28 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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