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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, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
61.

Storm CorrosionMixed Nationality Storm Corrosion
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:317
Rank in 2010s309Overall Rank:3,494
Average Rating: 74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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62.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:315
Rank in 2010s311Overall Rank:3,510
Average Rating: 77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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63.

MDNAUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:310
Rank in 2010s316Overall Rank:3,565
Average Rating: 46/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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64.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:308
Rank in 2010s318Overall Rank:3,583
Average Rating: 67/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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65.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:305
Rank in 2010s322Overall Rank:3,610
Average Rating: 73/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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66.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:301
Rank in 2010s327Overall Rank:3,654
Average Rating: 71/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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67.

BBNG2Canada BADBADNOTGOOD
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:288
Rank in 2010s346Overall Rank:3,781
Average Rating: 81/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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68.

Born To Die: The Paradise EditionUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:277
Rank in 2010s357Overall Rank:3,893
Average Rating: 74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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69.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:277
Rank in 2010s358Overall Rank:3,896
Average Rating: 62/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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70.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:271
Rank in 2010s365Overall Rank:3,961
Average Rating: 77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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