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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:404
Rank in 2010s214Overall Rank:2,699
Average Rating: 74/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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42.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:403
Rank in 2010s216Overall Rank:2,704
Average Rating: 76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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43.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:390
Rank in 2010s224Overall Rank:2,780
Average Rating: 74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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44.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:376
Rank in 2010s232Overall Rank:2,873
Average Rating: 71/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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45.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:376
Rank in 2010s233Overall Rank:2,876
Average Rating: 73/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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46.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:368
Rank in 2010s235Overall Rank:2,928
Average Rating: 72/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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47.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:366
Rank in 2010s238Overall Rank:2,944
Average Rating: 70/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:361
Rank in 2010s240Overall Rank:2,964
Average Rating: 67/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:353
Rank in 2010s249Overall Rank:3,021
Average Rating: 64/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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50.

Celebration Day
Compilation
United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:337
Rank in 2010s262Overall Rank:3,165
Average Rating: 77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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