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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:1,849
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:726
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12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,757
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:763
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13.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,603
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:836
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,248
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:1,037
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,169
Rank in 2010s68Overall Rank:1,087
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,153
Rank in 2010s69Overall Rank:1,098
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17.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:977
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:1,267
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18.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:824
Rank in 2010s85Overall Rank:1,469
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:805
Rank in 2010s88Overall Rank:1,502
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20.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:687
Rank in 2010s107Overall Rank:1,712
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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