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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 25,000 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 Jack White.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:513
Rank in 2010s301Overall Rank:2,954
Average Rating:  62/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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52.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:506
Rank in 2010s305Overall Rank:2,986
Average Rating:  67/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:501
Rank in 2010s307Overall Rank:3,006
Average Rating:  76/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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54.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:493
Rank in 2010s310Overall Rank:3,041
Average Rating:  67/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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55.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:490
Rank in 2010s311Overall Rank:3,058
Average Rating:  70/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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56.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:489
Rank in 2010s312Overall Rank:3,066
Average Rating:  75/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:460
Rank in 2010s329Overall Rank:3,221
Average Rating:  74/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:454
Rank in 2010s336Overall Rank:3,256
Average Rating:  77/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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59.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:435
Rank in 2010s347Overall Rank:3,372
Average Rating:  63/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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60.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:417
Rank in 2010s358Overall Rank:3,489
Average Rating:  72/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Swans 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 495 50%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 42 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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