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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 22,000 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, Fiona Apple, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:521
Rank in 2010s257Overall Rank:2,697
Average Rating:  75/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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42.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:507
Rank in 2010s262Overall Rank:2,759
Average Rating:  77/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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43.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:505
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:2,769
Average Rating:  68/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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44.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:504
Rank in 2010s266Overall Rank:2,778
Average Rating:  77/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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45.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:469
Rank in 2010s281Overall Rank:2,924
Average Rating:  72/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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46.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:467
Rank in 2010s282Overall Rank:2,928
Average Rating:  74/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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47.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:461
Rank in 2010s284Overall Rank:2,965
Average Rating:  77/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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48.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:450
Rank in 2010s290Overall Rank:3,036
Average Rating:  76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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49.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:444
Rank in 2010s291Overall Rank:3,065
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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50.

Trilogy
Compilation
Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:443
Rank in 2010s292Overall Rank:3,077
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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