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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 22,000 greatest album charts.

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

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:555
Rank in 2010s247Overall Rank:2,615
Average Rating:  73/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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42.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:541
Rank in 2010s251Overall Rank:2,671
Average Rating:  68/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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43.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:516
Rank in 2010s266Overall Rank:2,775
Average Rating:  72/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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44.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:514
Rank in 2010s267Overall Rank:2,779
Average Rating:  77/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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45.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:514
Rank in 2010s269Overall Rank:2,783
Average Rating:  75/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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46.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:467
Rank in 2010s283Overall Rank:2,992
Average Rating:  74/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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47.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:465
Rank in 2010s285Overall Rank:3,002
Average Rating:  77/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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48.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:464
Rank in 2010s286Overall Rank:3,008
Average Rating:  76/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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49.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:451
Rank in 2010s296Overall Rank:3,081
Average Rating:  78/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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50.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:449
Rank in 2010s299Overall Rank:3,094
Average Rating:  62/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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