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

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:936
Rank in 2010s103Overall Rank:1,579
Average Rating:  73/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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22.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:837
Rank in 2010s112Overall Rank:1,724
Average Rating:  75/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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23.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:788
Rank in 2010s123Overall Rank:1,812
Average Rating:  79/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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24.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:779
Rank in 2010s125Overall Rank:1,827
Average Rating:  74/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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25.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:760
Rank in 2010s131Overall Rank:1,865
Average Rating:  72/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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26.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:730
Rank in 2010s137Overall Rank:1,932
Average Rating:  75/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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27.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:720
Rank in 2010s139Overall Rank:1,947
Average Rating:  75/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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28.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:705
Rank in 2010s143Overall Rank:1,982
Average Rating:  71/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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29.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:680
Rank in 2010s156Overall Rank:2,049
Average Rating:  74/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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30.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:678
Rank in 2010s158Overall Rank:2,055
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 28 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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