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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 23,000 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, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Jack White 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:381
Rank in 2010s362Overall Rank:3,595
Average Rating:  68/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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62.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:379
Rank in 2010s364Overall Rank:3,610
Average Rating:  76/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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63.

Born To Die: The Paradise EditionUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:375
Rank in 2010s368Overall Rank:3,642
Average Rating:  76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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64.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:360
Rank in 2010s384Overall Rank:3,753
Average Rating:  67/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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65.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s386Overall Rank:3,758
Average Rating:  75/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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66.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:346
Rank in 2010s396Overall Rank:3,882
Average Rating:  73/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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67.

Celebration Day
Compilation
United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:341
Rank in 2010s401Overall Rank:3,930
Average Rating:  78/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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68.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:326
Rank in 2010s418Overall Rank:4,060
Average Rating:  74/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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69.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:324
Rank in 2010s421Overall Rank:4,076
Average Rating:  73/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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70.

VitalUnited States Anberlin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:321
Rank in 2010s427Overall Rank:4,098
Average Rating:  76/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Swans 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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