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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
21.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,047
Rank in 2010s124Overall Rank:1,623
Average Rating:  74/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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22.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:977
Rank in 2010s138Overall Rank:1,728
Average Rating:  73/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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23.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:972
Rank in 2010s139Overall Rank:1,733
Average Rating:  71/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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24.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:930
Rank in 2010s146Overall Rank:1,795
Average Rating:  76/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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25.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:924
Rank in 2010s148Overall Rank:1,806
Average Rating:  79/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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26.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:886
Rank in 2010s153Overall Rank:1,869
Average Rating:  61/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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27.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:786
Rank in 2010s168Overall Rank:2,049
Average Rating:  75/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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28.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:783
Rank in 2010s170Overall Rank:2,056
Average Rating:  77/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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29.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:764
Rank in 2010s175Overall Rank:2,094
Average Rating:  78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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30.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:746
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:2,140
Average Rating:  80/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 199 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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