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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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

Beard, Wives, DenimAustralia Pond
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:360
Rank in 2010s450Overall Rank:4,004
Average Rating:  74/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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72.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:354
Rank in 2010s459Overall Rank:4,064
Average Rating:  70/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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73.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:354
Rank in 2010s461Overall Rank:4,069
Average Rating:  75/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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74.

Celebration DayUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:352
Rank in 2010s463Overall Rank:4,081
Average Rating:  78/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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75.

Truant / Rough SleeperUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:348
Rank in 2010s466Overall Rank:4,120
Average Rating:  77/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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76.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:340
Rank in 2010s483Overall Rank:4,204
Average Rating:  73/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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77.

All We Love We Leave BehindUnited States Converge
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:330
Rank in 2010s501Overall Rank:4,315
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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78.

VitalUnited States Anberlin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:327
Rank in 2010s505Overall Rank:4,342
Average Rating:  75/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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79.

Walk The MoonUnited States Walk The Moon
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:321
Rank in 2010s514Overall Rank:4,399
Average Rating:  72/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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80.

Melody's Echo ChamberFrance Melody's Echo Chamber
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:316
Rank in 2010s525Overall Rank:4,450
Average Rating:  75/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 489 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 28 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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