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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 23,000 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:235 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,437
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:776
Average Rating:  79/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,361
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:793
Average Rating:  76/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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13.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,311
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:805
Average Rating:  66/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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14.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,115
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:873
Average Rating:  75/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,902
Rank in 2010s73Overall Rank:975
Average Rating:  79/100 (202 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:1,872
Rank in 2010s77Overall Rank:992
Average Rating:  64/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,400
Rank in 2010s95Overall Rank:1,261
Average Rating:  60/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,254
Rank in 2010s101Overall Rank:1,380
Average Rating:  73/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,200
Rank in 2010s107Overall Rank:1,422
Average Rating:  75/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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20.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,108
Rank in 2010s115Overall Rank:1,517
Average Rating:  76/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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