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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, 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:132 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,029
Rank in 2010s126Overall Rank:1,623
Average Rating:  74/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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22.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:963
Rank in 2010s133Overall Rank:1,711
Average Rating:  71/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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23.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:932
Rank in 2010s139Overall Rank:1,764
Average Rating:  76/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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24.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:926
Rank in 2010s140Overall Rank:1,774
Average Rating:  73/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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25.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:891
Rank in 2010s146Overall Rank:1,822
Average Rating:  79/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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26.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:805
Rank in 2010s159Overall Rank:1,974
Average Rating:  78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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27.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:773
Rank in 2010s169Overall Rank:2,049
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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28.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:732
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:2,161
Average Rating:  71/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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29.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:730
Rank in 2010s184Overall Rank:2,167
Average Rating:  77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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30.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:729
Rank in 2010s185Overall Rank:2,171
Average Rating:  61/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 42 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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