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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, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:445
Rank in 2010s211Overall Rank:2,600
Average Rating: 81/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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42.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:428
Rank in 2010s219Overall Rank:2,678
Average Rating: 76/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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43.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:393
Rank in 2010s233Overall Rank:2,857
Average Rating: 71/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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44.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:377
Rank in 2010s244Overall Rank:2,968
Average Rating: 63/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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45.

The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:377
Rank in 2010s245Overall Rank:2,975
Average Rating: 73/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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46.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:376
Rank in 2010s246Overall Rank:2,981
Average Rating: 70/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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47.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:374
Rank in 2010s247Overall Rank:2,989
Average Rating: 73/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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48.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:368
Rank in 2010s248Overall Rank:3,031
Average Rating: 63/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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49.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s256Overall Rank:3,095
Average Rating: 67/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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50.

Celebration Day
Compilation
United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:345
Rank in 2010s266Overall Rank:3,204
Average Rating: 77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 26 3%
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