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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Grizzly Bear, Fiona Apple, Swans and Death Grips.
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RankAlbumArtist
81.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:209
Rank in 2010s398Overall Rank:4,469
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82.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:208
Rank in 2010s399Overall Rank:4,477
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83.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:207
Rank in 2010s403Overall Rank:4,498
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84.

Born To Die: The Paradise EditionUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:205
Rank in 2010s408Overall Rank:4,535
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85.

Dead SilenceCanada Billy Talent
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:205
Rank in 2010s410Overall Rank:4,548
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86.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:202
Rank in 2010s415Overall Rank:4,595
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87.

What We Saw From The Cheap SeatsUnited States Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:201
Rank in 2010s417Overall Rank:4,613
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88.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:192
Rank in 2010s431Overall Rank:4,773
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89.

Bish BoschUnited States Scott Walker
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:190
Rank in 2010s435Overall Rank:4,799
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90.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:189
Rank in 2010s442Overall Rank:4,835
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Big K.R.I.T. 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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