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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 20,000 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, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:509
Rank in 2010s232Overall Rank:2,594
Average Rating:  79/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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42.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:507
Rank in 2010s233Overall Rank:2,608
Average Rating:  76/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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43.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:461
Rank in 2010s242Overall Rank:2,795
Average Rating:  77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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44.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:450
Rank in 2010s246Overall Rank:2,861
Average Rating:  71/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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45.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:442
Rank in 2010s250Overall Rank:2,908
Average Rating:  78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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46.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:422
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:3,034
Average Rating:  77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:419
Rank in 2010s266Overall Rank:3,046
Average Rating:  74/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:414
Rank in 2010s273Overall Rank:3,086
Average Rating:  75/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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49.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:411
Rank in 2010s275Overall Rank:3,095
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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50.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:408
Rank in 2010s278Overall Rank:3,120
Average Rating:  63/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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