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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Swans, Jack White, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
61.

MDNAUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:310
Rank in 2010s323Overall Rank:3,588
Average Rating:  46/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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62.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:308
Rank in 2010s325Overall Rank:3,603
Average Rating:  67/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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63.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:302
Rank in 2010s331Overall Rank:3,671
Average Rating:  71/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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64.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:301
Rank in 2010s333Overall Rank:3,680
Average Rating:  73/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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65.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:289
Rank in 2010s354Overall Rank:3,806
Average Rating:  78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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66.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:287
Rank in 2010s356Overall Rank:3,825
Average Rating:  73/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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67.

Born To Die: The Paradise EditionUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:277
Rank in 2010s367Overall Rank:3,928
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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68.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:277
Rank in 2010s368Overall Rank:3,933
Average Rating:  62/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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69.

BBNG2Canada BADBADNOTGOOD
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:273
Rank in 2010s373Overall Rank:3,970
Average Rating:  80/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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70.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:271
Rank in 2010s376Overall Rank:3,988
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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