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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
71.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:257
Rank in 2010s363Overall Rank:4,031
Average Rating: 73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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72.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:257
Rank in 2010s364Overall Rank:4,033
Average Rating: 68/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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73.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:256
Rank in 2010s368Overall Rank:4,059
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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74.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:250
Rank in 2010s375Overall Rank:4,144
Average Rating: 62/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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75.

King AnimalUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:249
Rank in 2010s377Overall Rank:4,158
Average Rating: 71/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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76.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:249
Rank in 2010s378Overall Rank:4,160
Average Rating: 72/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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77.

Yellow & GreenUnited States Baroness
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:246
Rank in 2010s387Overall Rank:4,185
Average Rating: 75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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78.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:242
Rank in 2010s395Overall Rank:4,258
Average Rating: 72/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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79.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:241
Rank in 2010s396Overall Rank:4,273
Average Rating: 73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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80.

Reign Of TerrorUnited States Sleigh Bells
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s400Overall Rank:4,305
Average Rating: 69/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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