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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:823
Rank in 2010s93Overall Rank:1,545
Average Rating: 73/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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22.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:771
Rank in 2010s100Overall Rank:1,627
Average Rating: 76/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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23.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:708
Rank in 2010s122Overall Rank:1,747
Average Rating: 77/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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24.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:655
Rank in 2010s137Overall Rank:1,850
Average Rating: 73/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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25.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:639
Rank in 2010s143Overall Rank:1,888
Average Rating: 72/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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26.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:629
Rank in 2010s147Overall Rank:1,918
Average Rating: 74/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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27.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:626
Rank in 2010s149Overall Rank:1,925
Average Rating: 72/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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28.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:617
Rank in 2010s151Overall Rank:1,948
Average Rating: 76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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29.

Boys And GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:616
Rank in 2010s152Overall Rank:1,951
Average Rating: 73/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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30.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:563
Rank in 2010s158Overall Rank:2,099
Average Rating: 75/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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