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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.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,320
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:645
Average Rating: 76/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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12.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,297
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:653
Average Rating: 76/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,885
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:787
Average Rating: 76/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 29 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:1,504
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:940
Average Rating: 64/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,274
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:1,094
Average Rating: 63/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,191
Rank in 2010s79Overall Rank:1,167
Average Rating: 58/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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17.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,065
Rank in 2010s83Overall Rank:1,264
Average Rating: 78/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:901
Rank in 2010s87Overall Rank:1,463
Average Rating: 73/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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19.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:877
Rank in 2010s89Overall Rank:1,500
Average Rating: 73/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:855
Rank in 2010s91Overall Rank:1,536
Average Rating: 75/100 (148 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%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 26 3%
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