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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 16,000 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 Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:266
Rank in 2010s364Overall Rank:4,005
Average Rating: 61/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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72.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:259
Rank in 2010s372Overall Rank:4,092
Average Rating: 72/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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73.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:258
Rank in 2010s375Overall Rank:4,106
Average Rating: 68/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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74.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:258
Rank in 2010s376Overall Rank:4,108
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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75.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:257
Rank in 2010s378Overall Rank:4,121
Average Rating: 72/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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76.

Open Your HeartUnited States The Men
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:256
Rank in 2010s382Overall Rank:4,131
Average Rating: 74/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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77.

Le Voyage Dans La LuneFrance Air
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:256
Rank in 2010s384Overall Rank:4,139
Average Rating: 73/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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78.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:252
Rank in 2010s391Overall Rank:4,196
Average Rating: 77/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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79.

English Electric (Part One)United Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:246
Rank in 2010s402Overall Rank:4,265
Average Rating: 71/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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80.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:243
Rank in 2010s408Overall Rank:4,305
Average Rating: 72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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