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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 17,000 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 Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
81.

Open Your HeartUnited States The Men
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:248
Rank in 2010s411Overall Rank:4,290
Average Rating:  74/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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82.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:248
Rank in 2010s412Overall Rank:4,291
Average Rating:  72/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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83.

TrilogyCanada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:247
Rank in 2010s414Overall Rank:4,304
Average Rating:  78/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

Rhythm And ReposeIreland Glen Hansard
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:246
Rank in 2010s417Overall Rank:4,315
Average Rating:  77/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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85.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:243
Rank in 2010s424Overall Rank:4,363
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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86.

Le Voyage Dans La LuneFrance Air
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:241
Rank in 2010s427Overall Rank:4,392
Average Rating:  73/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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87.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:240
Rank in 2010s431Overall Rank:4,411
Average Rating:  70/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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88.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s434Overall Rank:4,429
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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89.

Reign Of TerrorUnited States Sleigh Bells
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s436Overall Rank:4,436
Average Rating:  68/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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90.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:236
Rank in 2010s439Overall Rank:4,458
Average Rating:  72/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
France 25 3%
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