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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 23,000 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.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:548
Rank in 2010s255Overall Rank:2,678
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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42.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:546
Rank in 2010s257Overall Rank:2,685
Average Rating:  78/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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43.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:540
Rank in 2010s259Overall Rank:2,712
Average Rating:  72/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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44.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:538
Rank in 2010s261Overall Rank:2,720
Average Rating:  72/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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45.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:533
Rank in 2010s268Overall Rank:2,751
Average Rating:  68/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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46.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:526
Rank in 2010s270Overall Rank:2,776
Average Rating:  60/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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47.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:515
Rank in 2010s276Overall Rank:2,822
Average Rating:  75/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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48.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:499
Rank in 2010s284Overall Rank:2,887
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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49.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:489
Rank in 2010s288Overall Rank:2,930
Average Rating:  77/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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50.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:483
Rank in 2010s293Overall Rank:2,965
Average Rating:  66/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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