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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, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:576
Rank in 2010s173Overall Rank:2,144
Average Rating: 73/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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32.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:575
Rank in 2010s174Overall Rank:2,148
Average Rating: 78/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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33.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:571
Rank in 2010s175Overall Rank:2,152
Average Rating: 75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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34.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:554
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:2,203
Average Rating: 73/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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35.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:530
Rank in 2010s188Overall Rank:2,293
Average Rating: 78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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36.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:530
Rank in 2010s189Overall Rank:2,295
Average Rating: 76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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37.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:506
Rank in 2010s197Overall Rank:2,383
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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38.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:491
Rank in 2010s200Overall Rank:2,431
Average Rating: 70/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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39.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:465
Rank in 2010s210Overall Rank:2,537
Average Rating: 74/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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40.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:452
Rank in 2010s212Overall Rank:2,603
Average Rating: 81/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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