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

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:590
Rank in 2010s162Overall Rank:2,073
Average Rating: 74/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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32.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:585
Rank in 2010s164Overall Rank:2,089
Average Rating: 75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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33.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:554
Rank in 2010s173Overall Rank:2,174
Average Rating: 73/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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34.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:538
Rank in 2010s177Overall Rank:2,237
Average Rating: 78/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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35.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:531
Rank in 2010s183Overall Rank:2,256
Average Rating: 76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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36.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:506
Rank in 2010s190Overall Rank:2,345
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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37.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:488
Rank in 2010s193Overall Rank:2,404
Average Rating: 70/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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38.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:470
Rank in 2010s200Overall Rank:2,484
Average Rating: 75/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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39.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:467
Rank in 2010s203Overall Rank:2,496
Average Rating: 78/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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40.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:446
Rank in 2010s209Overall Rank:2,585
Average Rating: 61/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 26 3%
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