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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 26,000 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, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,316
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  67/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,790
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:722
Average Rating:  79/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,408
Rank in 2010s68Overall Rank:839
Average Rating:  76/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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14.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,396
Rank in 2010s69Overall Rank:840
Average Rating:  75/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,054
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:966
Average Rating:  79/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,924
Rank in 2010s85Overall Rank:1,027
Average Rating:  64/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,513
Rank in 2010s103Overall Rank:1,256
Average Rating:  60/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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18.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,320
Rank in 2010s119Overall Rank:1,411
Average Rating:  77/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,240
Rank in 2010s125Overall Rank:1,480
Average Rating:  72/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,229
Rank in 2010s128Overall Rank:1,496
Average Rating:  75/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Swans 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 495 50%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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