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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, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Swans, Jack White, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:257
Rank in 2010s351Overall Rank:4,186
Average Rating:  77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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72.

NoctourniquetUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:256
Rank in 2010s353Overall Rank:4,208
Average Rating:  69/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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73.

English Electric (Part One)United Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:255
Rank in 2010s356Overall Rank:4,220
Average Rating:  71/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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74.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:254
Rank in 2010s358Overall Rank:4,232
Average Rating:  69/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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75.

Kaleidoscope DreamUnited States Miguel
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:253
Rank in 2010s359Overall Rank:4,242
Average Rating:  78/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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76.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:250
Rank in 2010s363Overall Rank:4,288
Average Rating:  49/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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77.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:245
Rank in 2010s370Overall Rank:4,368
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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78.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s379Overall Rank:4,448
Average Rating:  70/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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79.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s381Overall Rank:4,457
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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80.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:236
Rank in 2010s385Overall Rank:4,502
Average Rating:  72/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 25 3%
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