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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, ∆ (alt-j), Jack White, Swans, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:451
Rank in 2010s213Overall Rank:2,605
Average Rating: 61/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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42.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:442
Rank in 2010s215Overall Rank:2,636
Average Rating: 77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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43.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:424
Rank in 2010s222Overall Rank:2,722
Average Rating: 63/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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44.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:424
Rank in 2010s223Overall Rank:2,723
Average Rating: 76/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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45.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:393
Rank in 2010s236Overall Rank:2,895
Average Rating: 71/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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46.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:385
Rank in 2010s241Overall Rank:2,953
Average Rating: 73/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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47.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:382
Rank in 2010s244Overall Rank:2,974
Average Rating: 70/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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48.

The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:376
Rank in 2010s247Overall Rank:3,014
Average Rating: 73/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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49.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:369
Rank in 2010s249Overall Rank:3,065
Average Rating: 70/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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50.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:360
Rank in 2010s258Overall Rank:3,120
Average Rating: 65/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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