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

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:967
Rank in 2010s128Overall Rank:1,671
Average Rating:  74/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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22.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:947
Rank in 2010s130Overall Rank:1,702
Average Rating:  73/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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23.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:858
Rank in 2010s149Overall Rank:1,842
Average Rating:  76/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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24.

The Disintegration Loops
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United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:854
Rank in 2010s150Overall Rank:1,854
Average Rating:  78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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25.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:833
Rank in 2010s153Overall Rank:1,886
Average Rating:  72/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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26.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:794
Rank in 2010s157Overall Rank:1,963
Average Rating:  71/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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27.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:775
Rank in 2010s163Overall Rank:2,007
Average Rating:  79/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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28.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:766
Rank in 2010s164Overall Rank:2,024
Average Rating:  73/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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29.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:742
Rank in 2010s171Overall Rank:2,082
Average Rating:  77/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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30.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:725
Rank in 2010s176Overall Rank:2,121
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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