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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 15,000 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), Fiona Apple, Swans, Grizzly Bear and Death Grips.
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RankAlbumArtist
61.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:305
Rank in 2010s294Overall Rank:3,461
Average Rating: 77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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62.

The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:295
Rank in 2010s301Overall Rank:3,550
Average Rating: 73/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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63.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:283
Rank in 2010s314Overall Rank:3,660
Average Rating: 75/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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64.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:282
Rank in 2010s318Overall Rank:3,668
Average Rating: 75/100 (60 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:277
Rank in 2010s324Overall Rank:3,707
Average Rating: 75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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66.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:268
Rank in 2010s331Overall Rank:3,811
Average Rating: 73/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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67.

English Electric Part OneUnited Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:267
Rank in 2010s334Overall Rank:3,826
Average Rating: 72/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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68.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:257
Rank in 2010s353Overall Rank:3,942
Average Rating: 74/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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69.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:256
Rank in 2010s354Overall Rank:3,955
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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70.

Open Your HeartUnited States The Men
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:252
Rank in 2010s362Overall Rank:4,014
Average Rating: 74/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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