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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 24,000 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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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:397
Rank in 2010s353Overall Rank:3,517
Average Rating:  76/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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62.

FlumeAustralia Flume
Year of Release:2012Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:384
Rank in 2010s362Overall Rank:3,618
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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63.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:372
Rank in 2010s371Overall Rank:3,704
Average Rating:  76/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:368
Rank in 2010s372Overall Rank:3,731
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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65.

1999United States Joey Bada$$
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:363
Rank in 2010s380Overall Rank:3,777
Average Rating:  76/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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66.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s392Overall Rank:3,827
Average Rating:  75/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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67.

Celebration DayUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:345
Rank in 2010s404Overall Rank:3,955
Average Rating:  78/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:335
Rank in 2010s417Overall Rank:4,045
Average Rating:  73/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:332
Rank in 2010s422Overall Rank:4,071
Average Rating:  67/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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70.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:329
Rank in 2010s427Overall Rank:4,096
Average Rating:  74/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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