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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), Jack White, Swans, 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 2010s373Overall Rank:3,989
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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72.

Standing At The Sky's EdgeUnited Kingdom Richard Hawley
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:264
Rank in 2010s378Overall Rank:4,064
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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73.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:261
Rank in 2010s385Overall Rank:4,118
Average Rating:  72/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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74.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:259
Rank in 2010s386Overall Rank:4,136
Average Rating:  49/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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75.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:259
Rank in 2010s387Overall Rank:4,138
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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76.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:258
Rank in 2010s391Overall Rank:4,154
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 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:254
Rank in 2010s397Overall Rank:4,195
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 2010s399Overall Rank:4,209
Average Rating:  69/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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79.

Kaleidoscope DreamUnited States Miguel
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:252
Rank in 2010s402Overall Rank:4,230
Average Rating:  78/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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80.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:251
Rank in 2010s404Overall Rank:4,242
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
France 25 3%
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