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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.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:411
Rank in 2010s284Overall Rank:3,135
Average Rating:  73/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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52.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:406
Rank in 2010s288Overall Rank:3,174
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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53.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:387
Rank in 2010s296Overall Rank:3,278
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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54.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:370
Rank in 2010s308Overall Rank:3,377
Average Rating:  71/100 (187 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:366
Rank in 2010s311Overall Rank:3,404
Average Rating:  62/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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56.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:358
Rank in 2010s315Overall Rank:3,444
Average Rating:  62/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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57.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:358
Rank in 2010s316Overall Rank:3,445
Average Rating:  76/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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58.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:345
Rank in 2010s326Overall Rank:3,542
Average Rating:  67/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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59.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:339
Rank in 2010s330Overall Rank:3,593
Average Rating:  66/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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60.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:331
Rank in 2010s339Overall Rank:3,663
Average Rating:  64/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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