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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

Yellow & GreenUnited States Baroness
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:242
Rank in 2010s369Overall Rank:4,098
Average Rating: 75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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72.

HereUnited States Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:241
Rank in 2010s373Overall Rank:4,117
Average Rating: 68/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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73.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:241
Rank in 2010s374Overall Rank:4,129
Average Rating: 73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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74.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s377Overall Rank:4,164
Average Rating: 72/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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75.

Reign Of TerrorUnited States Sleigh Bells
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:236
Rank in 2010s378Overall Rank:4,186
Average Rating: 69/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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76.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:235
Rank in 2010s383Overall Rank:4,203
Average Rating: 73/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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77.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:228
Rank in 2010s389Overall Rank:4,287
Average Rating: 70/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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78.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:227
Rank in 2010s391Overall Rank:4,300
Average Rating: 61/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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79.

TRSTCanada Trust
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:225
Rank in 2010s394Overall Rank:4,331
Average Rating: 70/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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80.

Young Man In AmericaUnited States Anais Mitchell
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:225
Rank in 2010s396Overall Rank:4,340
Average Rating: 68/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 186 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 48 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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