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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,274
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:649
Average Rating: 76/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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12.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,104
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:695
Average Rating: 76/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,778
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:809
Average Rating: 76/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,505
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:929
Average Rating: 64/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,272
Rank in 2010s71Overall Rank:1,077
Average Rating: 63/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,190
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:1,148
Average Rating: 58/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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17.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,027
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:1,295
Average Rating: 78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:890
Rank in 2010s87Overall Rank:1,469
Average Rating: 73/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:857
Rank in 2010s92Overall Rank:1,515
Average Rating: 75/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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20.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:848
Rank in 2010s94Overall Rank:1,531
Average Rating: 73/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
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