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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:821
Rank in 2010s95Overall Rank:1,556
Average Rating: 74/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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22.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:775
Rank in 2010s100Overall Rank:1,625
Average Rating: 76/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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23.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:731
Rank in 2010s117Overall Rank:1,708
Average Rating: 77/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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24.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:652
Rank in 2010s139Overall Rank:1,864
Average Rating: 73/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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25.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:640
Rank in 2010s142Overall Rank:1,889
Average Rating: 72/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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26.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:629
Rank in 2010s147Overall Rank:1,921
Average Rating: 74/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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27.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:627
Rank in 2010s149Overall Rank:1,927
Average Rating: 72/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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28.

Boys And GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:616
Rank in 2010s151Overall Rank:1,953
Average Rating: 73/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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29.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:571
Rank in 2010s157Overall Rank:2,084
Average Rating: 75/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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30.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:566
Rank in 2010s158Overall Rank:2,102
Average Rating: 76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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