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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Beach House, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Fiona Apple, Swans, Grizzly Bear and Death Grips.
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31.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:551
Rank in 2010s160Overall Rank:2,136
Average Rating: 78/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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32.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:544
Rank in 2010s161Overall Rank:2,154
Average Rating: 73/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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33.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:492
Rank in 2010s180Overall Rank:2,334
Average Rating: 74/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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34.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:489
Rank in 2010s183Overall Rank:2,348
Average Rating: 78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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35.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:469
Rank in 2010s188Overall Rank:2,429
Average Rating: 70/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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36.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:462
Rank in 2010s190Overall Rank:2,457
Average Rating: 78/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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37.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:451
Rank in 2010s195Overall Rank:2,511
Average Rating: 50/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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38.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:442
Rank in 2010s198Overall Rank:2,538
Average Rating: 62/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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39.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:427
Rank in 2010s206Overall Rank:2,601
Average Rating: 81/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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40.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:425
Rank in 2010s207Overall Rank:2,608
Average Rating: 76/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 46 5%
France 28 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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