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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Grizzly Bear, Fiona Apple, Swans and Death Grips.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:312
Rank in 2010s253Overall Rank:3,227
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52.

MDNAUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:310
Rank in 2010s254Overall Rank:3,241
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53.

Storm CorrosionMixed Nationality Storm Corrosion
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:305
Rank in 2010s259Overall Rank:3,284
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54.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:297
Rank in 2010s262Overall Rank:3,356
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55.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:297
Rank in 2010s263Overall Rank:3,362
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56.

World MusicSweden Goat
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:281
Rank in 2010s281Overall Rank:3,512
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57.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:280
Rank in 2010s284Overall Rank:3,528
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58.

The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:278
Rank in 2010s287Overall Rank:3,548
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59.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:274
Rank in 2010s289Overall Rank:3,585
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60.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:272
Rank in 2010s292Overall Rank:3,600
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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