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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 17,000 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, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:610
Rank in 2010s173Overall Rank:2,078
Average Rating:  72/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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32.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:567
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:2,189
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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33.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:554
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:2,220
Average Rating:  73/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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34.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:544
Rank in 2010s185Overall Rank:2,262
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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35.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:542
Rank in 2010s186Overall Rank:2,272
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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36.

The Disintegration Loops
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United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:516
Rank in 2010s200Overall Rank:2,367
Average Rating:  81/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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37.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:505
Rank in 2010s202Overall Rank:2,399
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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38.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:499
Rank in 2010s204Overall Rank:2,423
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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39.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:498
Rank in 2010s205Overall Rank:2,428
Average Rating:  73/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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40.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:488
Rank in 2010s208Overall Rank:2,472
Average Rating:  71/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
France 25 3%
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