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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:613
Rank in 2010s171Overall Rank:2,072
Average Rating:  72/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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32.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:568
Rank in 2010s180Overall Rank:2,188
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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33.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:554
Rank in 2010s184Overall Rank:2,225
Average Rating:  73/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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34.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:544
Rank in 2010s185Overall Rank:2,266
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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35.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:544
Rank in 2010s186Overall Rank:2,271
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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36.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:505
Rank in 2010s203Overall Rank:2,405
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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37.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:502
Rank in 2010s205Overall Rank:2,417
Average Rating:  73/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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38.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:499
Rank in 2010s207Overall Rank:2,430
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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39.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:489
Rank in 2010s209Overall Rank:2,473
Average Rating:  71/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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40.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:472
Rank in 2010s216Overall Rank:2,539
Average Rating:  75/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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