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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:575
Rank in 2010s152Overall Rank:2,166
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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32.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:560
Rank in 2010s158Overall Rank:2,219
Average Rating:  72/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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33.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:512
Rank in 2010s174Overall Rank:2,391
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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34.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:501
Rank in 2010s177Overall Rank:2,426
Average Rating:  63/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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35.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:492
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:2,457
Average Rating:  78/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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36.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:436
Rank in 2010s201Overall Rank:2,726
Average Rating:  70/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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37.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:422
Rank in 2010s212Overall Rank:2,795
Average Rating:  73/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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38.

The Disintegration Loops
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United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:417
Rank in 2010s214Overall Rank:2,822
Average Rating:  80/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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39.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:410
Rank in 2010s217Overall Rank:2,867
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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40.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:405
Rank in 2010s219Overall Rank:2,899
Average Rating:  72/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 25 3%
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