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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 23,000 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, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:728
Rank in 2010s186Overall Rank:2,172
Average Rating:  73/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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32.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:724
Rank in 2010s187Overall Rank:2,180
Average Rating:  74/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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33.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:714
Rank in 2010s192Overall Rank:2,202
Average Rating:  75/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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34.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:680
Rank in 2010s204Overall Rank:2,283
Average Rating:  80/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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35.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:674
Rank in 2010s209Overall Rank:2,308
Average Rating:  75/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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36.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:641
Rank in 2010s219Overall Rank:2,388
Average Rating:  74/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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37.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:611
Rank in 2010s235Overall Rank:2,477
Average Rating:  74/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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38.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:611
Rank in 2010s236Overall Rank:2,479
Average Rating:  79/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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39.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:586
Rank in 2010s245Overall Rank:2,559
Average Rating:  77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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40.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:567
Rank in 2010s249Overall Rank:2,620
Average Rating:  78/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 42 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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