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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:420
Rank in 2010s236Overall Rank:2,921
Average Rating:  76/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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42.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:414
Rank in 2010s241Overall Rank:2,968
Average Rating:  73/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:409
Rank in 2010s246Overall Rank:3,007
Average Rating:  74/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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44.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:403
Rank in 2010s249Overall Rank:3,048
Average Rating:  62/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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45.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:394
Rank in 2010s256Overall Rank:3,109
Average Rating:  62/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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46.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:378
Rank in 2010s265Overall Rank:3,218
Average Rating:  72/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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47.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:375
Rank in 2010s270Overall Rank:3,242
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:365
Rank in 2010s275Overall Rank:3,317
Average Rating:  66/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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49.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:363
Rank in 2010s276Overall Rank:3,328
Average Rating:  76/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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50.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:363
Rank in 2010s278Overall Rank:3,333
Average Rating:  76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 45 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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