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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 20,000 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, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:890
Rank in 2010s112Overall Rank:1,668
Average Rating:  73/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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22.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:880
Rank in 2010s113Overall Rank:1,690
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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23.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:816
Rank in 2010s123Overall Rank:1,795
Average Rating:  79/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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24.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:795
Rank in 2010s129Overall Rank:1,833
Average Rating:  74/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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25.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:790
Rank in 2010s132Overall Rank:1,839
Average Rating:  73/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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26.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:730
Rank in 2010s147Overall Rank:1,958
Average Rating:  76/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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27.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:727
Rank in 2010s150Overall Rank:1,965
Average Rating:  72/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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28.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:700
Rank in 2010s153Overall Rank:2,023
Average Rating:  61/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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29.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:654
Rank in 2010s172Overall Rank:2,145
Average Rating:  75/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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30.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:642
Rank in 2010s175Overall Rank:2,173
Average Rating:  75/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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