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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,169
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:765
Average Rating:  79/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,056
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  76/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,965
Rank in 2010s52Overall Rank:831
Average Rating:  76/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,703
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:958
Average Rating:  65/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,686
Rank in 2010s67Overall Rank:967
Average Rating:  64/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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16.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,375
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:1,147
Average Rating:  79/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,247
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:1,247
Average Rating:  58/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,055
Rank in 2010s90Overall Rank:1,423
Average Rating:  72/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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19.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:982
Rank in 2010s97Overall Rank:1,505
Average Rating:  76/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:970
Rank in 2010s98Overall Rank:1,522
Average Rating:  75/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 55 5%
Australia 43 4%
France 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
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