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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 16,000 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, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,272
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:662
Average Rating: 76/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,268
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:665
Average Rating: 76/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,926
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:772
Average Rating: 76/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,528
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:944
Average Rating: 64/100 (312 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:1,319
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:1,075
Average Rating: 63/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,191
Rank in 2010s79Overall Rank:1,167
Average Rating: 58/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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17.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,155
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:1,192
Average Rating: 78/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:964
Rank in 2010s86Overall Rank:1,385
Average Rating: 73/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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19.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:877
Rank in 2010s89Overall Rank:1,502
Average Rating: 72/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:863
Rank in 2010s92Overall Rank:1,526
Average Rating: 75/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 26 3%
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