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

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:908
Rank in 2010s98Overall Rank:1,553
Average Rating:  74/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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22.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:779
Rank in 2010s110Overall Rank:1,751
Average Rating:  79/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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23.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:774
Rank in 2010s111Overall Rank:1,756
Average Rating:  72/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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24.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:761
Rank in 2010s113Overall Rank:1,772
Average Rating:  76/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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25.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:725
Rank in 2010s122Overall Rank:1,863
Average Rating:  77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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26.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:684
Rank in 2010s138Overall Rank:1,953
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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27.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:669
Rank in 2010s145Overall Rank:1,987
Average Rating:  74/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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28.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:665
Rank in 2010s146Overall Rank:1,996
Average Rating:  72/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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29.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:661
Rank in 2010s147Overall Rank:2,004
Average Rating:  73/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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30.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:606
Rank in 2010s166Overall Rank:2,160
Average Rating:  76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 481 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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