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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, Death Grips, Jack White, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:912
Rank in 2010s94Overall Rank:1,551
Average Rating:  74/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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22.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:799
Rank in 2010s110Overall Rank:1,733
Average Rating:  76/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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23.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:793
Rank in 2010s112Overall Rank:1,742
Average Rating:  77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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24.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:739
Rank in 2010s120Overall Rank:1,850
Average Rating:  72/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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25.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:710
Rank in 2010s130Overall Rank:1,918
Average Rating:  79/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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26.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:708
Rank in 2010s133Overall Rank:1,928
Average Rating:  81/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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27.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:694
Rank in 2010s139Overall Rank:1,958
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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28.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:688
Rank in 2010s141Overall Rank:1,968
Average Rating:  74/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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29.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:657
Rank in 2010s153Overall Rank:2,035
Average Rating:  72/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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30.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:647
Rank in 2010s159Overall Rank:2,057
Average Rating:  73/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Chief Keef 2 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 45 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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