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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:504
Rank in 2010s156Overall Rank:2,187
Average Rating: 76/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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32.

The Disintegration LoopsUnited States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:492
Rank in 2010s159Overall Rank:2,215
Average Rating: 79/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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33.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:468
Rank in 2010s165Overall Rank:2,294
Average Rating: 70/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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34.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:447
Rank in 2010s175Overall Rank:2,397
Average Rating: 61/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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35.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:447
Rank in 2010s176Overall Rank:2,400
Average Rating: 76/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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36.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:400
Rank in 2010s194Overall Rank:2,609
Average Rating: 72/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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37.

Beard, Wives, DenimAustralia Pond
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:399
Rank in 2010s195Overall Rank:2,612
Average Rating: 74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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38.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:380
Rank in 2010s205Overall Rank:2,704
Average Rating: 74/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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39.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:375
Rank in 2010s209Overall Rank:2,744
Average Rating: 63/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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40.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:369
Rank in 2010s210Overall Rank:2,777
Average Rating: 78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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