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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:362
Rank in 2010s278Overall Rank:3,324
Average Rating:  76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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52.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:357
Rank in 2010s281Overall Rank:3,357
Average Rating:  75/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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53.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:349
Rank in 2010s286Overall Rank:3,406
Average Rating:  78/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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54.

Celebration Day
Compilation
United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:349
Rank in 2010s287Overall Rank:3,407
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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55.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:348
Rank in 2010s290Overall Rank:3,423
Average Rating:  61/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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56.

Beard, Wives, DenimAustralia Pond
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:342
Rank in 2010s294Overall Rank:3,472
Average Rating:  74/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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57.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:341
Rank in 2010s295Overall Rank:3,480
Average Rating:  71/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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58.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:337
Rank in 2010s298Overall Rank:3,511
Average Rating:  64/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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59.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:326
Rank in 2010s305Overall Rank:3,595
Average Rating:  69/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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60.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:324
Rank in 2010s309Overall Rank:3,620
Average Rating:  72/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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