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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:349
Rank in 2010s270Overall Rank:3,195
Average Rating: 49/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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52.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:346
Rank in 2010s271Overall Rank:3,221
Average Rating: 76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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53.

Celebration Day
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United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:344
Rank in 2010s274Overall Rank:3,249
Average Rating: 77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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54.

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:336
Rank in 2010s283Overall Rank:3,324
Average Rating: 73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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55.

Melody's Echo ChamberFrance Melody's Echo Chamber
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:333
Rank in 2010s285Overall Rank:3,352
Average Rating: 73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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56.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:332
Rank in 2010s286Overall Rank:3,358
Average Rating: 62/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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57.

NoctourniquetUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:324
Rank in 2010s295Overall Rank:3,428
Average Rating: 69/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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58.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:322
Rank in 2010s297Overall Rank:3,436
Average Rating: 63/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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59.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:321
Rank in 2010s298Overall Rank:3,446
Average Rating: 68/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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60.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:318
Rank in 2010s305Overall Rank:3,461
Average Rating: 71/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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