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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 23,000 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, Fiona Apple, Swans, Jack White, Death Grips and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:315
Rank in 2010s419Overall Rank:4,091
Average Rating:  73/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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72.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:311
Rank in 2010s422Overall Rank:4,125
Average Rating:  73/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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73.

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:311
Rank in 2010s423Overall Rank:4,127
Average Rating:  73/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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74.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:304
Rank in 2010s433Overall Rank:4,183
Average Rating:  70/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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75.

FlumeAustralia Flume
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:303
Rank in 2010s436Overall Rank:4,189
Average Rating:  77/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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76.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s444Overall Rank:4,239
Average Rating:  74/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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77.

What We Saw From The Cheap SeatsUnited States Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:292
Rank in 2010s456Overall Rank:4,325
Average Rating:  68/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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78.

HalcyonUnited Kingdom Ellie Goulding
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:288
Rank in 2010s460Overall Rank:4,357
Average Rating:  77/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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79.

English Electric (Part One)United Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:284
Rank in 2010s465Overall Rank:4,409
Average Rating:  74/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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80.

EP's 1988-1991
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Ireland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:284
Rank in 2010s466Overall Rank:4,420
Average Rating:  83/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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