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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, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
61.

MDNAUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:310
Rank in 2010s300Overall Rank:3,487
Average Rating: 47/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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62.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:308
Rank in 2010s304Overall Rank:3,505
Average Rating: 66/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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63.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:306
Rank in 2010s306Overall Rank:3,527
Average Rating: 74/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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64.

Melody's Echo ChamberFrance Melody's Echo Chamber
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:301
Rank in 2010s310Overall Rank:3,560
Average Rating: 73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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65.

Born To Die: The Paradise EditionUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:278
Rank in 2010s337Overall Rank:3,780
Average Rating: 74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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66.

English Electric Part OneUnited Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:276
Rank in 2010s340Overall Rank:3,797
Average Rating: 72/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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67.

Storm CorrosionMixed Nationality Storm Corrosion
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:273
Rank in 2010s342Overall Rank:3,843
Average Rating: 74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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68.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:268
Rank in 2010s348Overall Rank:3,900
Average Rating: 72/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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69.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:260
Rank in 2010s358Overall Rank:4,005
Average Rating: 77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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70.

Open Your HeartUnited States The Men
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:258
Rank in 2010s362Overall Rank:4,026
Average Rating: 74/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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