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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 24,000 greatest album charts.

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

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:748
Rank in 2010s190Overall Rank:2,163
Average Rating:  71/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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32.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:746
Rank in 2010s191Overall Rank:2,169
Average Rating:  80/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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33.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:739
Rank in 2010s194Overall Rank:2,189
Average Rating:  79/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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34.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:732
Rank in 2010s195Overall Rank:2,206
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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35.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:729
Rank in 2010s196Overall Rank:2,209
Average Rating:  74/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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36.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:703
Rank in 2010s205Overall Rank:2,275
Average Rating:  78/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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37.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:690
Rank in 2010s211Overall Rank:2,306
Average Rating:  74/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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38.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:676
Rank in 2010s215Overall Rank:2,342
Average Rating:  60/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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39.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:642
Rank in 2010s229Overall Rank:2,437
Average Rating:  74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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40.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:641
Rank in 2010s230Overall Rank:2,439
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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