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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, Jack White, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:410
Rank in 2010s231Overall Rank:2,927
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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42.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:409
Rank in 2010s232Overall Rank:2,931
Average Rating:  61/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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43.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:396
Rank in 2010s240Overall Rank:3,027
Average Rating:  60/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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44.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:392
Rank in 2010s245Overall Rank:3,059
Average Rating:  62/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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45.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:380
Rank in 2010s252Overall Rank:3,142
Average Rating:  70/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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46.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:380
Rank in 2010s253Overall Rank:3,143
Average Rating:  78/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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47.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:372
Rank in 2010s258Overall Rank:3,194
Average Rating:  73/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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48.

Beard, Wives, DenimAustralia Pond
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:366
Rank in 2010s263Overall Rank:3,231
Average Rating:  73/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:366
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:3,234
Average Rating:  66/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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50.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:360
Rank in 2010s271Overall Rank:3,276
Average Rating:  76/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 0%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
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