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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 16,000 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), Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
61.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:306
Rank in 2010s295Overall Rank:3,494
Average Rating: 74/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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62.

Melody's Echo ChamberFrance Melody's Echo Chamber
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:304
Rank in 2010s296Overall Rank:3,508
Average Rating: 73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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63.

The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s302Overall Rank:3,549
Average Rating: 73/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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64.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:292
Rank in 2010s309Overall Rank:3,618
Average Rating: 76/100 (62 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:278
Rank in 2010s326Overall Rank:3,753
Average Rating: 75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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66.

English Electric Part OneUnited Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:276
Rank in 2010s330Overall Rank:3,770
Average Rating: 72/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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67.

Storm CorrosionMixed Nationality Storm Corrosion
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:272
Rank in 2010s337Overall Rank:3,811
Average Rating: 74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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68.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:267
Rank in 2010s341Overall Rank:3,875
Average Rating: 73/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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69.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:257
Rank in 2010s353Overall Rank:3,997
Average Rating: 73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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70.

Open Your HeartUnited States The Men
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:256
Rank in 2010s355Overall Rank:4,011
Average Rating: 74/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 481 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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