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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 23,000 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, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

Trilogy
Compilation
Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:445
Rank in 2010s305Overall Rank:3,138
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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52.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:445
Rank in 2010s306Overall Rank:3,140
Average Rating:  65/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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53.


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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:435
Rank in 2010s313Overall Rank:3,220
Average Rating:  74/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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54.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:430
Rank in 2010s317Overall Rank:3,250
Average Rating:  63/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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55.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:422
Rank in 2010s319Overall Rank:3,285
Average Rating:  60/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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56.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:417
Rank in 2010s324Overall Rank:3,319
Average Rating:  77/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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57.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:415
Rank in 2010s327Overall Rank:3,330
Average Rating:  73/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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58.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:407
Rank in 2010s333Overall Rank:3,375
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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59.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:401
Rank in 2010s342Overall Rank:3,420
Average Rating:  71/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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60.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:400
Rank in 2010s346Overall Rank:3,428
Average Rating:  70/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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