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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 24,000 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.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,972
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  67/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,565
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:750
Average Rating:  79/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,349
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  76/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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14.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,206
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:850
Average Rating:  75/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,951
Rank in 2010s73Overall Rank:965
Average Rating:  79/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,916
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:984
Average Rating:  64/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,454
Rank in 2010s94Overall Rank:1,236
Average Rating:  60/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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18.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,214
Rank in 2010s110Overall Rank:1,435
Average Rating:  75/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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19.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,192
Rank in 2010s113Overall Rank:1,459
Average Rating:  73/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,134
Rank in 2010s118Overall Rank:1,517
Average Rating:  76/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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