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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 26,000 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, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,134
Rank in 2010s134Overall Rank:1,587
Average Rating:  79/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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22.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:1,107
Rank in 2010s138Overall Rank:1,616
Average Rating:  74/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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23.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:1,084
Rank in 2010s144Overall Rank:1,655
Average Rating:  74/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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24.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:1,017
Rank in 2010s155Overall Rank:1,744
Average Rating:  71/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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25.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:909
Rank in 2010s171Overall Rank:1,907
Average Rating:  77/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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26.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:905
Rank in 2010s172Overall Rank:1,910
Average Rating:  75/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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27.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:879
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:1,966
Average Rating:  80/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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28.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:875
Rank in 2010s180Overall Rank:1,977
Average Rating:  76/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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29.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:873
Rank in 2010s181Overall Rank:1,981
Average Rating:  79/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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30.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:867
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:1,997
Average Rating:  78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 493 49%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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