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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 25,000 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 Jack White.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,153
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  67/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,694
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  79/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,344
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:834
Average Rating:  76/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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14.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,315
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  75/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,005
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:968
Average Rating:  79/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,870
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:1,030
Average Rating:  64/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,488
Rank in 2010s99Overall Rank:1,250
Average Rating:  60/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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18.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,286
Rank in 2010s110Overall Rank:1,404
Average Rating:  76/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,240
Rank in 2010s118Overall Rank:1,458
Average Rating:  75/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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20.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,213
Rank in 2010s120Overall Rank:1,487
Average Rating:  72/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 495 50%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 42 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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