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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 22,000 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, Fiona Apple, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:689
Rank in 2010s189Overall Rank:2,159
Average Rating:  75/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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32.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:675
Rank in 2010s195Overall Rank:2,198
Average Rating:  75/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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33.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:662
Rank in 2010s200Overall Rank:2,235
Average Rating:  61/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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34.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:618
Rank in 2010s211Overall Rank:2,351
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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35.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:608
Rank in 2010s215Overall Rank:2,386
Average Rating:  80/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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36.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:604
Rank in 2010s218Overall Rank:2,394
Average Rating:  79/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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37.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:579
Rank in 2010s231Overall Rank:2,474
Average Rating:  74/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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38.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:547
Rank in 2010s240Overall Rank:2,586
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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39.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:524
Rank in 2010s255Overall Rank:2,684
Average Rating:  75/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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40.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:510
Rank in 2010s260Overall Rank:2,742
Average Rating:  77/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 199 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 45 5%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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