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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:689
Rank in 2010s109Overall Rank:1,706
Average Rating: 76/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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22.

Boys And GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:679
Rank in 2010s113Overall Rank:1,731
Average Rating: 73/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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23.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:646
Rank in 2010s122Overall Rank:1,799
Average Rating: 73/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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24.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:643
Rank in 2010s123Overall Rank:1,808
Average Rating: 76/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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25.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:604
Rank in 2010s135Overall Rank:1,902
Average Rating: 72/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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26.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:586
Rank in 2010s137Overall Rank:1,945
Average Rating: 72/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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27.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:554
Rank in 2010s144Overall Rank:2,027
Average Rating: 78/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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28.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:551
Rank in 2010s145Overall Rank:2,031
Average Rating: 79/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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29.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:544
Rank in 2010s147Overall Rank:2,048
Average Rating: 78/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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30.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:519
Rank in 2010s153Overall Rank:2,135
Average Rating: 73/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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