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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 20,000 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, Death Grips, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:635
Rank in 2010s178Overall Rank:2,178
Average Rating:  74/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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32.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:634
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:2,180
Average Rating:  61/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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33.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:590
Rank in 2010s193Overall Rank:2,294
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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34.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:583
Rank in 2010s195Overall Rank:2,315
Average Rating:  79/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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35.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:575
Rank in 2010s197Overall Rank:2,332
Average Rating:  71/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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36.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:559
Rank in 2010s205Overall Rank:2,392
Average Rating:  74/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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37.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:536
Rank in 2010s216Overall Rank:2,480
Average Rating:  72/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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38.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:535
Rank in 2010s217Overall Rank:2,481
Average Rating:  72/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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39.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:527
Rank in 2010s221Overall Rank:2,513
Average Rating:  80/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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40.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:516
Rank in 2010s227Overall Rank:2,563
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Chief Keef 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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