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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Beach House, ∆ (alt-j), Jack White, Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:854
Rank in 2010s93Overall Rank:1,542
Average Rating: 74/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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22.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:775
Rank in 2010s108Overall Rank:1,654
Average Rating: 76/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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23.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:771
Rank in 2010s109Overall Rank:1,662
Average Rating: 76/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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24.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:720
Rank in 2010s127Overall Rank:1,773
Average Rating: 73/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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25.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:697
Rank in 2010s133Overall Rank:1,820
Average Rating: 80/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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26.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:642
Rank in 2010s152Overall Rank:1,943
Average Rating: 74/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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27.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:634
Rank in 2010s154Overall Rank:1,962
Average Rating: 72/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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28.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:616
Rank in 2010s157Overall Rank:2,000
Average Rating: 73/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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29.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:602
Rank in 2010s160Overall Rank:2,040
Average Rating: 74/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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30.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:600
Rank in 2010s161Overall Rank:2,045
Average Rating: 72/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 26 3%
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