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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 24,000 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.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,125
Rank in 2010s122Overall Rank:1,547
Average Rating:  74/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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22.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:1,022
Rank in 2010s135Overall Rank:1,679
Average Rating:  73/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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23.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:991
Rank in 2010s140Overall Rank:1,723
Average Rating:  71/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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24.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:936
Rank in 2010s149Overall Rank:1,796
Average Rating:  79/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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25.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:915
Rank in 2010s153Overall Rank:1,830
Average Rating:  76/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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26.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:842
Rank in 2010s166Overall Rank:1,966
Average Rating:  75/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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27.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:822
Rank in 2010s169Overall Rank:1,997
Average Rating:  73/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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28.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:786
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:2,076
Average Rating:  61/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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29.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:786
Rank in 2010s181Overall Rank:2,079
Average Rating:  77/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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30.

The Disintegration Loops
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United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:762
Rank in 2010s187Overall Rank:2,126
Average Rating:  78/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 489 49%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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