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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 26,000 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, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:865
Rank in 2010s183Overall Rank:2,005
Average Rating:  78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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32.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:852
Rank in 2010s186Overall Rank:2,026
Average Rating:  79/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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33.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:793
Rank in 2010s201Overall Rank:2,136
Average Rating:  71/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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34.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:791
Rank in 2010s203Overall Rank:2,143
Average Rating:  73/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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35.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:762
Rank in 2010s208Overall Rank:2,205
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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36.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:761
Rank in 2010s210Overall Rank:2,209
Average Rating:  75/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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37.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:751
Rank in 2010s214Overall Rank:2,234
Average Rating:  74/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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38.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:658
Rank in 2010s248Overall Rank:2,466
Average Rating:  63/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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39.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:647
Rank in 2010s250Overall Rank:2,504
Average Rating:  78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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40.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:645
Rank in 2010s251Overall Rank:2,514
Average Rating:  72/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 495 50%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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