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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 19,000 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, Swans, Fiona Apple, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:876
Rank in 2010s101Overall Rank:1,612
Average Rating:  74/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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22.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:768
Rank in 2010s117Overall Rank:1,805
Average Rating:  76/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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23.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:764
Rank in 2010s118Overall Rank:1,812
Average Rating:  76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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24.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:742
Rank in 2010s122Overall Rank:1,857
Average Rating:  73/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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25.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:708
Rank in 2010s133Overall Rank:1,938
Average Rating:  79/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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26.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:708
Rank in 2010s135Overall Rank:1,941
Average Rating:  72/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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27.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:695
Rank in 2010s140Overall Rank:1,969
Average Rating:  74/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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28.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:689
Rank in 2010s141Overall Rank:1,978
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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29.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:674
Rank in 2010s148Overall Rank:2,010
Average Rating:  78/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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30.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:659
Rank in 2010s154Overall Rank:2,045
Average Rating:  74/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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