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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 24,000 greatest album charts.

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

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:590
Rank in 2010s244Overall Rank:2,572
Average Rating:  74/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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42.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:572
Rank in 2010s247Overall Rank:2,627
Average Rating:  75/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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43.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:557
Rank in 2010s255Overall Rank:2,681
Average Rating:  72/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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44.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:547
Rank in 2010s260Overall Rank:2,713
Average Rating:  71/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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45.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:539
Rank in 2010s263Overall Rank:2,754
Average Rating:  72/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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46.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:538
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:2,758
Average Rating:  76/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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47.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:536
Rank in 2010s265Overall Rank:2,768
Average Rating:  77/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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48.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:517
Rank in 2010s276Overall Rank:2,845
Average Rating:  68/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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49.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:506
Rank in 2010s279Overall Rank:2,891
Average Rating:  66/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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50.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:489
Rank in 2010s285Overall Rank:2,961
Average Rating:  76/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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