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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,469
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:745
Average Rating:  80/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,368
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:781
Average Rating:  76/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,113
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:852
Average Rating:  75/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,040
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:882
Average Rating:  66/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,890
Rank in 2010s72Overall Rank:958
Average Rating:  80/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,788
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:1,008
Average Rating:  64/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,395
Rank in 2010s93Overall Rank:1,239
Average Rating:  59/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,215
Rank in 2010s105Overall Rank:1,390
Average Rating:  73/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,210
Rank in 2010s107Overall Rank:1,396
Average Rating:  75/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,028
Rank in 2010s118Overall Rank:1,587
Average Rating:  76/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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