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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, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:564
Rank in 2010s166Overall Rank:2,130
Average Rating: 72/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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32.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:549
Rank in 2010s168Overall Rank:2,169
Average Rating: 73/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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33.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:540
Rank in 2010s170Overall Rank:2,196
Average Rating: 76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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34.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:527
Rank in 2010s180Overall Rank:2,245
Average Rating: 78/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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35.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:519
Rank in 2010s184Overall Rank:2,271
Average Rating: 74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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36.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:502
Rank in 2010s188Overall Rank:2,331
Average Rating: 78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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37.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:469
Rank in 2010s195Overall Rank:2,458
Average Rating: 70/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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38.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:441
Rank in 2010s209Overall Rank:2,598
Average Rating: 62/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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39.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:428
Rank in 2010s215Overall Rank:2,644
Average Rating: 76/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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40.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:422
Rank in 2010s217Overall Rank:2,677
Average Rating: 80/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 481 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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