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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,129
Rank in 2010s142Overall Rank:1,613
Average Rating:  79/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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22.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:1,112
Rank in 2010s144Overall Rank:1,630
Average Rating:  74/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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23.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:1,085
Rank in 2010s148Overall Rank:1,665
Average Rating:  74/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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24.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:1,030
Rank in 2010s157Overall Rank:1,741
Average Rating:  71/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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25.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:990
Rank in 2010s164Overall Rank:1,802
Average Rating:  77/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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26.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:944
Rank in 2010s169Overall Rank:1,883
Average Rating:  76/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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27.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:930
Rank in 2010s171Overall Rank:1,905
Average Rating:  78/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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28.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:898
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:1,957
Average Rating:  75/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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29.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:889
Rank in 2010s180Overall Rank:1,972
Average Rating:  80/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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30.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:866
Rank in 2010s183Overall Rank:2,011
Average Rating:  79/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
teen suicide 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 28 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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