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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Beach House, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:424
Rank in 2010s218Overall Rank:2,686
Average Rating: 80/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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42.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:414
Rank in 2010s225Overall Rank:2,743
Average Rating: 63/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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43.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:406
Rank in 2010s227Overall Rank:2,779
Average Rating: 74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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44.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:393
Rank in 2010s231Overall Rank:2,837
Average Rating: 71/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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45.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:386
Rank in 2010s234Overall Rank:2,882
Average Rating: 49/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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46.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:380
Rank in 2010s239Overall Rank:2,931
Average Rating: 73/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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47.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:376
Rank in 2010s242Overall Rank:2,968
Average Rating: 71/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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48.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:363
Rank in 2010s249Overall Rank:3,055
Average Rating: 67/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:361
Rank in 2010s251Overall Rank:3,070
Average Rating: 70/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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50.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s254Overall Rank:3,079
Average Rating: 63/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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