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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 20,000 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
31.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:634
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:2,194
Average Rating:  74/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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32.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:626
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:2,210
Average Rating:  61/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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33.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:601
Rank in 2010s193Overall Rank:2,289
Average Rating:  78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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34.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:598
Rank in 2010s196Overall Rank:2,298
Average Rating:  80/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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35.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:592
Rank in 2010s200Overall Rank:2,317
Average Rating:  71/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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36.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:586
Rank in 2010s202Overall Rank:2,331
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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37.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:565
Rank in 2010s210Overall Rank:2,388
Average Rating:  74/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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38.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:547
Rank in 2010s216Overall Rank:2,455
Average Rating:  72/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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39.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:546
Rank in 2010s217Overall Rank:2,456
Average Rating:  73/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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40.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:520
Rank in 2010s230Overall Rank:2,564
Average Rating:  76/100 (92 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%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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