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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 20,000 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, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:407
Rank in 2010s280Overall Rank:3,130
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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52.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:405
Rank in 2010s282Overall Rank:3,148
Average Rating:  72/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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53.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:386
Rank in 2010s293Overall Rank:3,249
Average Rating:  69/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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54.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:372
Rank in 2010s302Overall Rank:3,339
Average Rating:  71/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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55.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:364
Rank in 2010s307Overall Rank:3,390
Average Rating:  62/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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56.

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Ireland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:361
Rank in 2010s311Overall Rank:3,410
Average Rating:  84/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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57.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:361
Rank in 2010s312Overall Rank:3,414
Average Rating:  62/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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58.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:351
Rank in 2010s318Overall Rank:3,482
Average Rating:  76/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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59.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:344
Rank in 2010s327Overall Rank:3,542
Average Rating:  67/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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60.

All We Love We Leave BehindUnited States Converge
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:339
Rank in 2010s330Overall Rank:3,568
Average Rating:  78/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Imagine Dragons 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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