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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 Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,186
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  76/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,947
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  76/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,726
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:905
Average Rating:  76/100 (293 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:1,632
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:952
Average Rating:  63/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,587
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:979
Average Rating:  65/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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16.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,313
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:1,142
Average Rating:  79/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,243
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:1,199
Average Rating:  58/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,058
Rank in 2010s85Overall Rank:1,365
Average Rating:  73/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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19.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:957
Rank in 2010s91Overall Rank:1,481
Average Rating:  77/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:945
Rank in 2010s92Overall Rank:1,493
Average Rating:  75/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 481 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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