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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Beach House, ∆ (alt-j), Jack White, Swans, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:874
Rank in 2010s96Overall Rank:1,522
Average Rating: 72/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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22.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:831
Rank in 2010s101Overall Rank:1,594
Average Rating: 76/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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23.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:830
Rank in 2010s102Overall Rank:1,595
Average Rating: 74/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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24.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:781
Rank in 2010s115Overall Rank:1,677
Average Rating: 76/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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25.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:693
Rank in 2010s137Overall Rank:1,864
Average Rating: 79/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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26.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:670
Rank in 2010s146Overall Rank:1,911
Average Rating: 73/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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27.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:647
Rank in 2010s155Overall Rank:1,959
Average Rating: 74/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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28.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:644
Rank in 2010s156Overall Rank:1,965
Average Rating: 72/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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29.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:614
Rank in 2010s163Overall Rank:2,046
Average Rating: 74/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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30.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:591
Rank in 2010s168Overall Rank:2,112
Average Rating: 72/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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