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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 24,000 greatest album charts.

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

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:328
Rank in 2010s430Overall Rank:4,112
Average Rating:  73/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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72.

VitalUnited States Anberlin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:322
Rank in 2010s440Overall Rank:4,166
Average Rating:  76/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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73.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:320
Rank in 2010s441Overall Rank:4,182
Average Rating:  70/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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74.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:320
Rank in 2010s442Overall Rank:4,188
Average Rating:  74/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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75.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:304
Rank in 2010s464Overall Rank:4,329
Average Rating:  72/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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76.

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:302
Rank in 2010s467Overall Rank:4,349
Average Rating:  73/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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77.

HalcyonUnited Kingdom Ellie Goulding
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:293
Rank in 2010s481Overall Rank:4,444
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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78.

QuarantineUnited States Laurel Halo
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:291
Rank in 2010s484Overall Rank:4,472
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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79.

Truant / Rough SleeperUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:291
Rank in 2010s485Overall Rank:4,477
Average Rating:  77/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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80.

What We Saw From The Cheap SeatsUnited States Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:287
Rank in 2010s489Overall Rank:4,521
Average Rating:  68/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
France 25 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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