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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:289
Rank in 2010s367Overall Rank:3,915
Average Rating:  74/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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72.

Born To Die: The Paradise EditionUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:288
Rank in 2010s368Overall Rank:3,920
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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73.

All We Love We Leave BehindUnited States Converge
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:287
Rank in 2010s370Overall Rank:3,933
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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74.

World MusicSweden Goat
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:286
Rank in 2010s372Overall Rank:3,948
Average Rating:  72/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Storm CorrosionMixed Nationality Storm Corrosion
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:285
Rank in 2010s375Overall Rank:3,956
Average Rating:  74/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Yellow & GreenUnited States Baroness
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:280
Rank in 2010s380Overall Rank:4,023
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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77.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:273
Rank in 2010s384Overall Rank:4,096
Average Rating:  76/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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78.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:269
Rank in 2010s386Overall Rank:4,147
Average Rating:  69/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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79.

English Electric (Part One)United Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:267
Rank in 2010s390Overall Rank:4,183
Average Rating:  74/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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80.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:264
Rank in 2010s392Overall Rank:4,208
Average Rating:  74/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Chief Keef 2 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 45 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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