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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.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:466
Rank in 2010s295Overall Rank:3,055
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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52.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:465
Rank in 2010s296Overall Rank:3,065
Average Rating:  62/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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53.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:452
Rank in 2010s307Overall Rank:3,140
Average Rating:  70/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:434
Rank in 2010s318Overall Rank:3,253
Average Rating:  74/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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55.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:430
Rank in 2010s320Overall Rank:3,270
Average Rating:  63/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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56.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:416
Rank in 2010s324Overall Rank:3,348
Average Rating:  72/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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57.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:410
Rank in 2010s329Overall Rank:3,395
Average Rating:  77/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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58.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:407
Rank in 2010s331Overall Rank:3,406
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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59.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:401
Rank in 2010s338Overall Rank:3,457
Average Rating:  70/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:390
Rank in 2010s348Overall Rank:3,525
Average Rating:  76/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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