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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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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:396
Rank in 2010s224Overall Rank:2,962
Average Rating:  74/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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42.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:392
Rank in 2010s227Overall Rank:2,989
Average Rating:  62/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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43.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:387
Rank in 2010s232Overall Rank:3,023
Average Rating:  61/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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44.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:387
Rank in 2010s233Overall Rank:3,024
Average Rating:  73/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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45.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:378
Rank in 2010s237Overall Rank:3,081
Average Rating:  73/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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46.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:365
Rank in 2010s243Overall Rank:3,163
Average Rating:  70/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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47.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:360
Rank in 2010s250Overall Rank:3,209
Average Rating:  64/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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48.

Beard, Wives, DenimAustralia Pond
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:360
Rank in 2010s251Overall Rank:3,210
Average Rating:  73/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

Melody's Echo ChamberFrance Melody's Echo Chamber
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:349
Rank in 2010s257Overall Rank:3,283
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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50.

Celebration Day
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United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:341
Rank in 2010s261Overall Rank:3,339
Average Rating:  77/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
France 25 3%
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