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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 24,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:330
Rank in 2010s439Overall Rank:4,126
Average Rating:  67/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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72.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:327
Rank in 2010s445Overall Rank:4,168
Average Rating:  74/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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73.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:323
Rank in 2010s451Overall Rank:4,205
Average Rating:  74/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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74.

VitalUnited States Anberlin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:321
Rank in 2010s454Overall Rank:4,226
Average Rating:  76/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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75.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:307
Rank in 2010s477Overall Rank:4,364
Average Rating:  70/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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76.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:305
Rank in 2010s481Overall Rank:4,384
Average Rating:  72/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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77.

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:304
Rank in 2010s482Overall Rank:4,390
Average Rating:  73/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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78.

All We Love We Leave BehindUnited States Converge
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:300
Rank in 2010s490Overall Rank:4,436
Average Rating:  76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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79.

AnastasisAustralia Dead Can Dance
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s491Overall Rank:4,440
Average Rating:  73/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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80.

Truant / Rough SleeperUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:295
Rank in 2010s500Overall Rank:4,493
Average Rating:  77/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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