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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, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

Celebration Day
Compilation
United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:349
Rank in 2010s266Overall Rank:3,167
Average Rating: 77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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52.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:344
Rank in 2010s270Overall Rank:3,212
Average Rating: 71/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:339
Rank in 2010s276Overall Rank:3,259
Average Rating: 69/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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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 2010s277Overall Rank:3,282
Average Rating: 73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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55.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:335
Rank in 2010s279Overall Rank:3,297
Average Rating: 76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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56.

NoctourniquetUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2012Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:324
Rank in 2010s286Overall Rank:3,387
Average Rating: 69/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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57.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:323
Rank in 2010s287Overall Rank:3,390
Average Rating: 75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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58.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:321
Rank in 2010s289Overall Rank:3,406
Average Rating: 68/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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59.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:318
Rank in 2010s293Overall Rank:3,426
Average Rating: 77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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60.

MDNAUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:310
Rank in 2010s297Overall Rank:3,490
Average Rating: 46/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
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