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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:866
Rank in 2010s185Overall Rank:2,017
Average Rating:  61/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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32.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:866
Rank in 2010s186Overall Rank:2,018
Average Rating:  79/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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33.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:800
Rank in 2010s205Overall Rank:2,155
Average Rating:  71/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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34.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:789
Rank in 2010s208Overall Rank:2,178
Average Rating:  73/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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35.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:765
Rank in 2010s214Overall Rank:2,238
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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36.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:764
Rank in 2010s216Overall Rank:2,241
Average Rating:  75/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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37.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:750
Rank in 2010s220Overall Rank:2,269
Average Rating:  74/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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38.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:722
Rank in 2010s230Overall Rank:2,335
Average Rating:  78/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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39.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:704
Rank in 2010s236Overall Rank:2,376
Average Rating:  76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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40.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:694
Rank in 2010s240Overall Rank:2,406
Average Rating:  63/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 489 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 38 4%
France 28 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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