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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, 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:736
Rank in 2010s184Overall Rank:2,160
Average Rating:  71/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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32.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:729
Rank in 2010s186Overall Rank:2,178
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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33.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:725
Rank in 2010s189Overall Rank:2,185
Average Rating:  60/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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34.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:725
Rank in 2010s190Overall Rank:2,187
Average Rating:  74/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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35.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:681
Rank in 2010s203Overall Rank:2,291
Average Rating:  78/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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36.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:680
Rank in 2010s204Overall Rank:2,295
Average Rating:  79/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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37.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:678
Rank in 2010s206Overall Rank:2,303
Average Rating:  75/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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38.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:644
Rank in 2010s218Overall Rank:2,395
Average Rating:  74/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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39.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:623
Rank in 2010s229Overall Rank:2,452
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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40.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:603
Rank in 2010s237Overall Rank:2,508
Average Rating:  74/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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