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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,420
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  79/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,230
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:683
Average Rating:  76/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,025
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:760
Average Rating:  76/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,578
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:939
Average Rating:  64/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,412
Rank in 2010s73Overall Rank:1,038
Average Rating:  63/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,225
Rank in 2010s77Overall Rank:1,160
Average Rating:  58/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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17.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,219
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:1,165
Average Rating:  78/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,034
Rank in 2010s87Overall Rank:1,325
Average Rating:  73/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:898
Rank in 2010s95Overall Rank:1,500
Average Rating:  75/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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20.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:879
Rank in 2010s98Overall Rank:1,528
Average Rating:  72/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 25 3%
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