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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, Jack White, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
61.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:308
Rank in 2010s319Overall Rank:3,712
Average Rating:  67/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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62.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:303
Rank in 2010s325Overall Rank:3,757
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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63.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s333Overall Rank:3,799
Average Rating:  71/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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64.

BBNG2Canada BADBADNOTGOOD
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s334Overall Rank:3,800
Average Rating:  80/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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65.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:296
Rank in 2010s337Overall Rank:3,832
Average Rating:  71/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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66.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:289
Rank in 2010s344Overall Rank:3,893
Average Rating:  73/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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67.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:286
Rank in 2010s347Overall Rank:3,942
Average Rating:  70/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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68.

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:285
Rank in 2010s349Overall Rank:3,949
Average Rating:  73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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69.

Born To Die: The Paradise EditionUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:280
Rank in 2010s353Overall Rank:4,015
Average Rating:  74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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70.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:278
Rank in 2010s359Overall Rank:4,031
Average Rating:  73/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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