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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
81.

TrilogyCanada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:242
Rank in 2010s411Overall Rank:4,332
Average Rating: 79/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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82.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:241
Rank in 2010s412Overall Rank:4,339
Average Rating: 72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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83.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s418Overall Rank:4,372
Average Rating: 70/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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84.

Reign Of TerrorUnited States Sleigh Bells
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s420Overall Rank:4,391
Average Rating: 68/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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85.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:234
Rank in 2010s427Overall Rank:4,436
Average Rating: 72/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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86.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:231
Rank in 2010s431Overall Rank:4,487
Average Rating: 72/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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87.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:229
Rank in 2010s434Overall Rank:4,509
Average Rating: 73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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88.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:229
Rank in 2010s435Overall Rank:4,514
Average Rating: 72/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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89.

HereUnited States Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:227
Rank in 2010s442Overall Rank:4,549
Average Rating: 67/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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90.

Young Man In AmericaUnited States Anais Mitchell
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:226
Rank in 2010s447Overall Rank:4,568
Average Rating: 68/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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