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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Beach House, ∆ (alt-j), Swans, Jack White, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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Yellow & GreenUnited States Baroness
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:270
Rank in 2010s379Overall Rank:4,006
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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72.

BBNG2Canada BADBADNOTGOOD
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:270
Rank in 2010s380Overall Rank:4,011
Average Rating:  80/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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73.

Standing At The Sky's EdgeUnited Kingdom Richard Hawley
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:265
Rank in 2010s386Overall Rank:4,070
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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74.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:261
Rank in 2010s393Overall Rank:4,132
Average Rating:  72/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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75.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:259
Rank in 2010s394Overall Rank:4,153
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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76.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:258
Rank in 2010s396Overall Rank:4,165
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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77.

English Electric (Part One)United Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:255
Rank in 2010s403Overall Rank:4,203
Average Rating:  71/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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78.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:254
Rank in 2010s405Overall Rank:4,222
Average Rating:  69/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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79.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:252
Rank in 2010s408Overall Rank:4,237
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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80.

Kaleidoscope DreamUnited States Miguel
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:252
Rank in 2010s409Overall Rank:4,247
Average Rating:  78/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 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%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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