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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:550
Rank in 2010s304Overall Rank:2,852
Average Rating:  75/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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52.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:534
Rank in 2010s316Overall Rank:2,937
Average Rating:  76/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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53.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:533
Rank in 2010s317Overall Rank:2,940
Average Rating:  70/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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54.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:519
Rank in 2010s324Overall Rank:2,994
Average Rating:  76/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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55.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:506
Rank in 2010s327Overall Rank:3,041
Average Rating:  68/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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56.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:499
Rank in 2010s331Overall Rank:3,078
Average Rating:  70/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:483
Rank in 2010s339Overall Rank:3,157
Average Rating:  74/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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58.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:471
Rank in 2010s346Overall Rank:3,216
Average Rating:  72/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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59.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:451
Rank in 2010s356Overall Rank:3,317
Average Rating:  63/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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60.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:443
Rank in 2010s361Overall Rank:3,374
Average Rating:  72/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 496 50%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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