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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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RankAlbumArtist
61.

English Electric Part OneUnited Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:271
Rank in 2010s291Overall Rank:3,603
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62.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:270
Rank in 2010s294Overall Rank:3,621
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63.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:260
Rank in 2010s307Overall Rank:3,725
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64.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:259
Rank in 2010s308Overall Rank:3,739
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65.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:257
Rank in 2010s312Overall Rank:3,763
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66.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:255
Rank in 2010s317Overall Rank:3,792
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67.

Open Your HeartUnited States The Men
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:247
Rank in 2010s328Overall Rank:3,882
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68.

Yellow & GreenUnited States Baroness
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s337Overall Rank:3,996
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69.

In The Belly Of The Brazen BullUnited Kingdom The Cribs
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:236
Rank in 2010s341Overall Rank:4,049
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70.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:233
Rank in 2010s348Overall Rank:4,087
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Big K.R.I.T. 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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