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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,114
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  79/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,940
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:796
Average Rating:  76/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,748
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:880
Average Rating:  76/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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14.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,628
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:942
Average Rating:  64/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,624
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:944
Average Rating:  65/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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16.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,378
Rank in 2010s72Overall Rank:1,074
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,121
Rank in 2010s81Overall Rank:1,274
Average Rating:  58/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,050
Rank in 2010s82Overall Rank:1,333
Average Rating:  73/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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19.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:953
Rank in 2010s90Overall Rank:1,452
Average Rating:  77/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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20.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:877
Rank in 2010s96Overall Rank:1,576
Average Rating:  74/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 0%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
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