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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.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:319
Rank in 2010s428Overall Rank:4,116
Average Rating:  70/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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72.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:311
Rank in 2010s436Overall Rank:4,193
Average Rating:  73/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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73.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:311
Rank in 2010s437Overall Rank:4,196
Average Rating:  74/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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74.

QuarantineUnited States Laurel Halo
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:305
Rank in 2010s446Overall Rank:4,243
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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75.

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:303
Rank in 2010s451Overall Rank:4,266
Average Rating:  73/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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76.

FlumeAustralia Flume
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s459Overall Rank:4,302
Average Rating:  76/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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77.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s460Overall Rank:4,304
Average Rating:  72/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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78.

What We Saw From The Cheap SeatsUnited States Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:292
Rank in 2010s470Overall Rank:4,378
Average Rating:  67/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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79.

HalcyonUnited Kingdom Ellie Goulding
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:292
Rank in 2010s471Overall Rank:4,380
Average Rating:  77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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80.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:284
Rank in 2010s480Overall Rank:4,486
Average Rating:  73/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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