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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:341
Rank in 2010s262Overall Rank:3,351
Average Rating:  62/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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52.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:335
Rank in 2010s265Overall Rank:3,402
Average Rating:  75/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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53.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:325
Rank in 2010s274Overall Rank:3,487
Average Rating:  75/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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54.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:324
Rank in 2010s275Overall Rank:3,492
Average Rating:  67/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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55.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:322
Rank in 2010s277Overall Rank:3,511
Average Rating:  63/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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56.


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Storm CorrosionMixed Nationality Storm Corrosion
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:322
Rank in 2010s278Overall Rank:3,519
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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57.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:310
Rank in 2010s285Overall Rank:3,618
Average Rating:  76/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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58.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:308
Rank in 2010s286Overall Rank:3,634
Average Rating:  67/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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59.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:303
Rank in 2010s292Overall Rank:3,681
Average Rating:  76/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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60.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:293
Rank in 2010s302Overall Rank:3,774
Average Rating:  72/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
France 25 3%
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