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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.

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Ireland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:452
Rank in 2010s231Overall Rank:2,750
Average Rating:  84/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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42.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:450
Rank in 2010s232Overall Rank:2,760
Average Rating:  72/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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43.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:444
Rank in 2010s235Overall Rank:2,795
Average Rating:  75/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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44.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:425
Rank in 2010s254Overall Rank:2,897
Average Rating:  76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:424
Rank in 2010s255Overall Rank:2,908
Average Rating:  74/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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46.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:413
Rank in 2010s261Overall Rank:2,969
Average Rating:  75/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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47.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:409
Rank in 2010s265Overall Rank:3,003
Average Rating:  74/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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48.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:399
Rank in 2010s271Overall Rank:3,070
Average Rating:  62/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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49.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:397
Rank in 2010s274Overall Rank:3,090
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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50.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:376
Rank in 2010s288Overall Rank:3,219
Average Rating:  72/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 44 4%
France 29 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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