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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 24,000 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, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,992
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  67/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,672
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  79/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,314
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:830
Average Rating:  76/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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14.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,300
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:833
Average Rating:  75/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,991
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:960
Average Rating:  79/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,928
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:989
Average Rating:  64/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,444
Rank in 2010s96Overall Rank:1,252
Average Rating:  60/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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18.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,273
Rank in 2010s107Overall Rank:1,404
Average Rating:  76/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,214
Rank in 2010s115Overall Rank:1,451
Average Rating:  75/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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20.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,211
Rank in 2010s116Overall Rank:1,456
Average Rating:  73/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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