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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 15,000 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), Fiona Apple, Swans, Grizzly Bear and Death Grips.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:248
Rank in 2010s365Overall Rank:4,057
Average Rating: 76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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72.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:247
Rank in 2010s368Overall Rank:4,071
Average Rating: 72/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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73.

Yellow & GreenUnited States Baroness
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:246
Rank in 2010s372Overall Rank:4,083
Average Rating: 75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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74.

King AnimalUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:243
Rank in 2010s376Overall Rank:4,133
Average Rating: 71/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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75.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:241
Rank in 2010s379Overall Rank:4,161
Average Rating: 73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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76.

HereUnited States Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:241
Rank in 2010s380Overall Rank:4,163
Average Rating: 68/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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77.

Reign Of TerrorUnited States Sleigh Bells
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:236
Rank in 2010s383Overall Rank:4,234
Average Rating: 69/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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78.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:236
Rank in 2010s386Overall Rank:4,245
Average Rating: 72/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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79.

Melody's Echo ChamberFrance Melody's Echo Chamber
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:229
Rank in 2010s392Overall Rank:4,320
Average Rating: 73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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80.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:228
Rank in 2010s396Overall Rank:4,345
Average Rating: 70/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 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%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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