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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 19,000 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.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:456
Rank in 2010s237Overall Rank:2,751
Average Rating:  77/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Ireland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:456
Rank in 2010s238Overall Rank:2,754
Average Rating:  83/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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43.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:455
Rank in 2010s239Overall Rank:2,764
Average Rating:  75/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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44.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:451
Rank in 2010s240Overall Rank:2,784
Average Rating:  79/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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45.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:449
Rank in 2010s243Overall Rank:2,792
Average Rating:  72/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:428
Rank in 2010s257Overall Rank:2,915
Average Rating:  74/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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47.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:413
Rank in 2010s268Overall Rank:3,016
Average Rating:  75/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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48.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:412
Rank in 2010s269Overall Rank:3,035
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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49.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:406
Rank in 2010s275Overall Rank:3,073
Average Rating:  72/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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50.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:399
Rank in 2010s278Overall Rank:3,112
Average Rating:  63/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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