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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
51.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:356
Rank in 2010s289Overall Rank:3,303
Average Rating:  61/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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52.

Celebration Day
Compilation
United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:350
Rank in 2010s295Overall Rank:3,350
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:350
Rank in 2010s296Overall Rank:3,353
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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54.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:349
Rank in 2010s297Overall Rank:3,357
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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55.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:348
Rank in 2010s298Overall Rank:3,359
Average Rating:  75/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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56.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:345
Rank in 2010s301Overall Rank:3,390
Average Rating:  71/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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57.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:343
Rank in 2010s302Overall Rank:3,415
Average Rating:  76/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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58.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:341
Rank in 2010s304Overall Rank:3,433
Average Rating:  64/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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59.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:330
Rank in 2010s313Overall Rank:3,532
Average Rating:  72/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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60.

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:328
Rank in 2010s316Overall Rank:3,550
Average Rating:  73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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