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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.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:559
Rank in 2010s251Overall Rank:2,655
Average Rating:  77/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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42.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:555
Rank in 2010s253Overall Rank:2,670
Average Rating:  75/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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43.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:550
Rank in 2010s256Overall Rank:2,686
Average Rating:  72/100 (210 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:544
Rank in 2010s258Overall Rank:2,712
Average Rating:  71/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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45.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:536
Rank in 2010s261Overall Rank:2,742
Average Rating:  72/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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46.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:528
Rank in 2010s265Overall Rank:2,782
Average Rating:  60/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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47.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:523
Rank in 2010s268Overall Rank:2,809
Average Rating:  68/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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48.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:507
Rank in 2010s272Overall Rank:2,863
Average Rating:  65/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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49.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:493
Rank in 2010s281Overall Rank:2,919
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 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 2010s284Overall Rank:2,940
Average Rating:  77/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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