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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 24,000 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.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:468
Rank in 2010s294Overall Rank:3,065
Average Rating:  62/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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52.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:455
Rank in 2010s302Overall Rank:3,139
Average Rating:  71/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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53.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:452
Rank in 2010s305Overall Rank:3,157
Average Rating:  76/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:435
Rank in 2010s318Overall Rank:3,272
Average Rating:  74/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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55.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:433
Rank in 2010s320Overall Rank:3,277
Average Rating:  63/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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56.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:421
Rank in 2010s327Overall Rank:3,349
Average Rating:  72/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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57.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:410
Rank in 2010s335Overall Rank:3,423
Average Rating:  77/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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58.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:405
Rank in 2010s340Overall Rank:3,450
Average Rating:  73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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59.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:404
Rank in 2010s342Overall Rank:3,460
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:38 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:398
Rank in 2010s348Overall Rank:3,507
Average Rating:  76/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
James Ferraro 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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