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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.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,028
Rank in 2010s127Overall Rank:1,627
Average Rating:  77/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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22.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:956
Rank in 2010s135Overall Rank:1,731
Average Rating:  71/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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23.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:931
Rank in 2010s140Overall Rank:1,776
Average Rating:  73/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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24.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:927
Rank in 2010s142Overall Rank:1,780
Average Rating:  79/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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25.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:926
Rank in 2010s143Overall Rank:1,784
Average Rating:  76/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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26.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:779
Rank in 2010s166Overall Rank:2,044
Average Rating:  75/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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27.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:774
Rank in 2010s168Overall Rank:2,056
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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28.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:758
Rank in 2010s173Overall Rank:2,092
Average Rating:  78/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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29.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:741
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:2,142
Average Rating:  80/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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30.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:733
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:2,162
Average Rating:  71/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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