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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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

QuarantineUnited States Laurel Halo
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:251
Rank in 2010s396Overall Rank:4,441
Average Rating:  77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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82.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:245
Rank in 2010s409Overall Rank:4,530
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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83.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:243
Rank in 2010s411Overall Rank:4,547
Average Rating:  73/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:242
Rank in 2010s412Overall Rank:4,558
Average Rating:  73/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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85.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:235
Rank in 2010s423Overall Rank:4,657
Average Rating:  73/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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86.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:234
Rank in 2010s425Overall Rank:4,675
Average Rating:  76/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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87.

World MusicSweden Goat
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:231
Rank in 2010s431Overall Rank:4,710
Average Rating:  71/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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88.

Rhythm And ReposeIreland Glen Hansard
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:227
Rank in 2010s440Overall Rank:4,777
Average Rating:  77/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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89.

I Bet On SkyUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:223
Rank in 2010s443Overall Rank:4,829
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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90.

ToyUnited Kingdom Toy
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:222
Rank in 2010s445Overall Rank:4,847
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 481 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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