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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
21.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:897
Rank in 2010s96Overall Rank:1,554
Average Rating:  74/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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22.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:797
Rank in 2010s104Overall Rank:1,702
Average Rating:  77/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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23.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:779
Rank in 2010s109Overall Rank:1,733
Average Rating:  72/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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24.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:754
Rank in 2010s114Overall Rank:1,779
Average Rating:  76/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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25.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:733
Rank in 2010s120Overall Rank:1,823
Average Rating:  80/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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26.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:722
Rank in 2010s122Overall Rank:1,848
Average Rating:  72/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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27.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:684
Rank in 2010s134Overall Rank:1,932
Average Rating:  76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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28.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:661
Rank in 2010s142Overall Rank:1,994
Average Rating:  74/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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29.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:649
Rank in 2010s149Overall Rank:2,020
Average Rating:  73/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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30.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:621
Rank in 2010s158Overall Rank:2,081
Average Rating:  74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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