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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:466
Rank in 2010s299Overall Rank:3,048
Average Rating:  62/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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52.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:456
Rank in 2010s305Overall Rank:3,103
Average Rating:  70/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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53.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:456
Rank in 2010s307Overall Rank:3,108
Average Rating:  77/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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54.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:430
Rank in 2010s322Overall Rank:3,276
Average Rating:  63/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:423
Rank in 2010s326Overall Rank:3,315
Average Rating:  74/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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56.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:417
Rank in 2010s329Overall Rank:3,347
Average Rating:  72/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:415
Rank in 2010s332Overall Rank:3,359
Average Rating:  76/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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58.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:409
Rank in 2010s337Overall Rank:3,406
Average Rating:  77/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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59.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:407
Rank in 2010s339Overall Rank:3,414
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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60.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:397
Rank in 2010s348Overall Rank:3,486
Average Rating:  70/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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