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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:461
Rank in 2010s221Overall Rank:2,584
Average Rating:  70/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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42.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:458
Rank in 2010s222Overall Rank:2,599
Average Rating:  63/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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43.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:454
Rank in 2010s224Overall Rank:2,625
Average Rating:  61/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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44.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:442
Rank in 2010s230Overall Rank:2,674
Average Rating:  76/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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45.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:418
Rank in 2010s239Overall Rank:2,791
Average Rating:  81/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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46.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:392
Rank in 2010s249Overall Rank:2,951
Average Rating:  71/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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47.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:387
Rank in 2010s252Overall Rank:2,988
Average Rating:  73/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:386
Rank in 2010s254Overall Rank:2,997
Average Rating:  74/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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49.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:374
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:3,067
Average Rating:  70/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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50.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:374
Rank in 2010s265Overall Rank:3,068
Average Rating:  76/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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