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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:597
Rank in 2010s161Overall Rank:2,146
Average Rating:  76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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32.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:580
Rank in 2010s167Overall Rank:2,198
Average Rating:  72/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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33.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:538
Rank in 2010s184Overall Rank:2,339
Average Rating:  63/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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34.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:527
Rank in 2010s187Overall Rank:2,377
Average Rating:  73/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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35.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:526
Rank in 2010s189Overall Rank:2,379
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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36.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:511
Rank in 2010s196Overall Rank:2,427
Average Rating:  78/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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37.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:455
Rank in 2010s211Overall Rank:2,672
Average Rating:  71/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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38.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:438
Rank in 2010s216Overall Rank:2,769
Average Rating:  80/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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39.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:424
Rank in 2010s225Overall Rank:2,841
Average Rating:  72/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:413
Rank in 2010s228Overall Rank:2,904
Average Rating:  74/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 0%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
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