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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 19,000 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, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,200
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:747
Average Rating:  79/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,962
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  76/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,932
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:835
Average Rating:  76/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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14.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,765
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:913
Average Rating:  63/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,707
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:940
Average Rating:  65/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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16.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,389
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:1,122
Average Rating:  79/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,248
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:1,234
Average Rating:  58/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,012
Rank in 2010s89Overall Rank:1,447
Average Rating:  73/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:989
Rank in 2010s90Overall Rank:1,480
Average Rating:  75/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:985
Rank in 2010s91Overall Rank:1,484
Average Rating:  76/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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