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

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:725
Rank in 2010s180Overall Rank:2,138
Average Rating:  73/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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32.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:725
Rank in 2010s181Overall Rank:2,139
Average Rating:  74/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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33.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:685
Rank in 2010s197Overall Rank:2,239
Average Rating:  80/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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34.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:683
Rank in 2010s198Overall Rank:2,242
Average Rating:  75/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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35.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:676
Rank in 2010s202Overall Rank:2,266
Average Rating:  75/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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36.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:660
Rank in 2010s210Overall Rank:2,307
Average Rating:  79/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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37.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:638
Rank in 2010s220Overall Rank:2,373
Average Rating:  74/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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38.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:606
Rank in 2010s236Overall Rank:2,479
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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39.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:581
Rank in 2010s243Overall Rank:2,548
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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40.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:558
Rank in 2010s252Overall Rank:2,624
Average Rating:  71/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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