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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 22,000 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, Fiona Apple, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:928
Rank in 2010s126Overall Rank:1,691
Average Rating:  76/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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22.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:895
Rank in 2010s132Overall Rank:1,741
Average Rating:  74/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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23.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:861
Rank in 2010s141Overall Rank:1,805
Average Rating:  73/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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24.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:860
Rank in 2010s142Overall Rank:1,810
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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25.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:856
Rank in 2010s144Overall Rank:1,819
Average Rating:  71/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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26.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:764
Rank in 2010s161Overall Rank:1,992
Average Rating:  74/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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27.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:763
Rank in 2010s162Overall Rank:1,994
Average Rating:  80/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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28.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:757
Rank in 2010s164Overall Rank:2,005
Average Rating:  77/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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29.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:736
Rank in 2010s174Overall Rank:2,047
Average Rating:  60/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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30.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:720
Rank in 2010s178Overall Rank:2,092
Average Rating:  74/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 481 48%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 45 5%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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