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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 22,000 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
61.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:366
Rank in 2010s348Overall Rank:3,572
Average Rating:  74/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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62.

Born To Die: The Paradise EditionUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:347
Rank in 2010s368Overall Rank:3,726
Average Rating:  76/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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63.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:347
Rank in 2010s369Overall Rank:3,730
Average Rating:  67/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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64.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:336
Rank in 2010s380Overall Rank:3,833
Average Rating:  70/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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65.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:334
Rank in 2010s384Overall Rank:3,855
Average Rating:  74/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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66.

Truant / Rough SleeperUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:329
Rank in 2010s393Overall Rank:3,895
Average Rating:  76/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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67.

Beard, Wives, DenimAustralia Pond
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:311
Rank in 2010s411Overall Rank:4,045
Average Rating:  74/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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68.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:311
Rank in 2010s413Overall Rank:4,049
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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69.

All We Love We Leave BehindUnited States Converge
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:302
Rank in 2010s425Overall Rank:4,146
Average Rating:  77/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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70.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:300
Rank in 2010s426Overall Rank:4,156
Average Rating:  73/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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