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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.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:256
Rank in 2010s358Overall Rank:4,024
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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72.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:252
Rank in 2010s363Overall Rank:4,069
Average Rating: 68/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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73.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:250
Rank in 2010s368Overall Rank:4,107
Average Rating: 61/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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74.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:248
Rank in 2010s371Overall Rank:4,125
Average Rating: 73/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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75.

Yellow & GreenUnited States Baroness
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:246
Rank in 2010s378Overall Rank:4,149
Average Rating: 75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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76.

King AnimalUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:243
Rank in 2010s382Overall Rank:4,190
Average Rating: 70/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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77.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:242
Rank in 2010s385Overall Rank:4,218
Average Rating: 75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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78.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:241
Rank in 2010s386Overall Rank:4,236
Average Rating: 73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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79.

HereUnited States Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:240
Rank in 2010s389Overall Rank:4,252
Average Rating: 67/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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80.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s391Overall Rank:4,267
Average Rating: 61/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 8 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%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
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