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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 15,000 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), Fiona Apple, Swans, Grizzly Bear and Death Grips.
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11.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,133
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:674
Average Rating: 76/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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12.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,994
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:708
Average Rating: 76/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,696
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:826
Average Rating: 76/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,348
Rank in 2010s67Overall Rank:1,019
Average Rating: 64/100 (299 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:1,290
Rank in 2010s70Overall Rank:1,057
Average Rating: 63/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,190
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:1,129
Average Rating: 58/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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17.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:875
Rank in 2010s85Overall Rank:1,470
Average Rating: 73/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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18.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:860
Rank in 2010s87Overall Rank:1,484
Average Rating: 79/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:854
Rank in 2010s88Overall Rank:1,491
Average Rating: 75/100 (142 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:823
Rank in 2010s90Overall Rank:1,541
Average Rating: 73/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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