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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
41.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:643
Rank in 2010s261Overall Rank:2,548
Average Rating:  72/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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42.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:643
Rank in 2010s263Overall Rank:2,553
Average Rating:  76/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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43.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:641
Rank in 2010s265Overall Rank:2,556
Average Rating:  61/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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44.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:624
Rank in 2010s270Overall Rank:2,613
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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45.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:621
Rank in 2010s272Overall Rank:2,625
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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46.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:605
Rank in 2010s286Overall Rank:2,684
Average Rating:  74/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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47.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:598
Rank in 2010s290Overall Rank:2,710
Average Rating:  67/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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48.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:564
Rank in 2010s302Overall Rank:2,827
Average Rating:  72/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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49.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:563
Rank in 2010s303Overall Rank:2,834
Average Rating:  71/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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50.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:560
Rank in 2010s306Overall Rank:2,857
Average Rating:  70/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 489 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 28 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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