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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:312
Rank in 2010s530Overall Rank:4,477
Average Rating:  74/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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82.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:309
Rank in 2010s535Overall Rank:4,510
Average Rating:  75/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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83.

Control SystemUnited States Ab-Soul
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:302
Rank in 2010s547Overall Rank:4,593
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s553Overall Rank:4,630
Average Rating:  73/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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85.

Come Of AgeUnited Kingdom The Vaccines
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:298
Rank in 2010s555Overall Rank:4,647
Average Rating:  73/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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86.

QuarantineUnited States Laurel Halo
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:295
Rank in 2010s557Overall Rank:4,671
Average Rating:  75/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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87.

ObservatorDenmark The Raveonettes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:295
Rank in 2010s558Overall Rank:4,674
Average Rating:  78/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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88.

Kaleidoscope DreamUnited States Miguel
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:292
Rank in 2010s565Overall Rank:4,706
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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89.

Street Halo / Kindred
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United Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:292
Rank in 2010s567Overall Rank:4,711
Average Rating:  79/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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90.

OceaniaUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:290
Rank in 2010s570Overall Rank:4,731
Average Rating:  68/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
teen suicide 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 28 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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