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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.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:428
Rank in 2010s220Overall Rank:2,671
Average Rating: 75/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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42.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:412
Rank in 2010s226Overall Rank:2,748
Average Rating: 63/100 (70 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 2010s228Overall Rank:2,774
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:2,831
Average Rating: 71/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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45.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:380
Rank in 2010s238Overall Rank:2,920
Average Rating: 73/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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46.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:378
Rank in 2010s239Overall Rank:2,944
Average Rating: 49/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 28 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 2010s240Overall Rank:2,960
Average Rating: 71/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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48.

The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:372
Rank in 2010s243Overall Rank:2,990
Average Rating: 73/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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49.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:365
Rank in 2010s248Overall Rank:3,040
Average Rating: 63/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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50.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:363
Rank in 2010s251Overall Rank:3,054
Average Rating: 67/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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