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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, Fiona Apple, Swans, Death Grips, 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:951
Rank in 2010s132Overall Rank:1,714
Average Rating:  73/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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22.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:951
Rank in 2010s133Overall Rank:1,717
Average Rating:  74/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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23.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:911
Rank in 2010s140Overall Rank:1,782
Average Rating:  71/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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24.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:909
Rank in 2010s141Overall Rank:1,783
Average Rating:  76/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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25.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:883
Rank in 2010s147Overall Rank:1,816
Average Rating:  79/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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26.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:814
Rank in 2010s157Overall Rank:1,941
Average Rating:  78/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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27.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:800
Rank in 2010s159Overall Rank:1,969
Average Rating:  71/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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28.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:767
Rank in 2010s170Overall Rank:2,039
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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29.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:728
Rank in 2010s178Overall Rank:2,135
Average Rating:  61/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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30.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:727
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:2,137
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 42 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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