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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:416
Rank in 2010s243Overall Rank:2,915
Average Rating:  73/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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42.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:413
Rank in 2010s244Overall Rank:2,929
Average Rating:  75/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:409
Rank in 2010s248Overall Rank:2,962
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Ireland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:406
Rank in 2010s254Overall Rank:2,993
Average Rating:  84/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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45.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:399
Rank in 2010s258Overall Rank:3,036
Average Rating:  62/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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46.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:397
Rank in 2010s259Overall Rank:3,045
Average Rating:  62/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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47.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:378
Rank in 2010s270Overall Rank:3,166
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:373
Rank in 2010s274Overall Rank:3,196
Average Rating:  72/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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49.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:366
Rank in 2010s280Overall Rank:3,241
Average Rating:  66/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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50.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:365
Rank in 2010s282Overall Rank:3,249
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 45 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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