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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 19,000 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, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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Storm CorrosionMixed Nationality Storm Corrosion
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:374
Rank in 2010s293Overall Rank:3,291
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:373
Rank in 2010s295Overall Rank:3,303
Average Rating:  71/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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53.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:367
Rank in 2010s301Overall Rank:3,340
Average Rating:  62/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Ireland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:362
Rank in 2010s305Overall Rank:3,373
Average Rating:  83/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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55.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:360
Rank in 2010s306Overall Rank:3,391
Average Rating:  75/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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56.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s307Overall Rank:3,394
Average Rating:  61/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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57.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:354
Rank in 2010s314Overall Rank:3,433
Average Rating:  76/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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58.

All We Love We Leave BehindUnited States Converge
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:345
Rank in 2010s318Overall Rank:3,492
Average Rating:  78/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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59.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:344
Rank in 2010s320Overall Rank:3,503
Average Rating:  67/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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60.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:342
Rank in 2010s325Overall Rank:3,527
Average Rating:  72/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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