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

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:310
Rank in 2010s445Overall Rank:4,234
Average Rating:  74/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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72.

QuarantineUnited States Laurel Halo
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:308
Rank in 2010s449Overall Rank:4,257
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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73.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:305
Rank in 2010s452Overall Rank:4,280
Average Rating:  72/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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74.

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:302
Rank in 2010s458Overall Rank:4,308
Average Rating:  73/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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75.

FlumeAustralia Flume
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s461Overall Rank:4,338
Average Rating:  76/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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76.

What We Saw From The Cheap SeatsUnited States Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:292
Rank in 2010s472Overall Rank:4,407
Average Rating:  67/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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77.

HalcyonUnited Kingdom Ellie Goulding
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:291
Rank in 2010s476Overall Rank:4,433
Average Rating:  77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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78.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:284
Rank in 2010s482Overall Rank:4,518
Average Rating:  73/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 6 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:283
Rank in 2010s483Overall Rank:4,533
Average Rating:  73/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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80.

R.I.PUnited Kingdom Actress
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:280
Rank in 2010s490Overall Rank:4,563
Average Rating:  74/100 (34 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%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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