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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.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:389
Rank in 2010s350Overall Rank:3,543
Average Rating:  67/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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62.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:382
Rank in 2010s355Overall Rank:3,590
Average Rating:  67/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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63.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:374
Rank in 2010s367Overall Rank:3,664
Average Rating:  76/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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64.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s386Overall Rank:3,782
Average Rating:  74/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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65.

Celebration Day
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United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:341
Rank in 2010s400Overall Rank:3,954
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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66.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:335
Rank in 2010s406Overall Rank:4,001
Average Rating:  73/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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67.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:332
Rank in 2010s410Overall Rank:4,021
Average Rating:  73/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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68.

VitalUnited States Anberlin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:322
Rank in 2010s426Overall Rank:4,119
Average Rating:  76/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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69.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:317
Rank in 2010s437Overall Rank:4,169
Average Rating:  70/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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70.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:311
Rank in 2010s443Overall Rank:4,221
Average Rating:  74/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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