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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 20,000 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, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
81.

English Electric (Part One)United Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:264
Rank in 2010s433Overall Rank:4,382
Average Rating:  74/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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82.

QuarantineUnited States Laurel Halo
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:258
Rank in 2010s437Overall Rank:4,439
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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83.

Street Halo / Kindred
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United Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:251
Rank in 2010s448Overall Rank:4,535
Average Rating:  78/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

Kaleidoscope DreamUnited States Miguel
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:250
Rank in 2010s451Overall Rank:4,562
Average Rating:  78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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85.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:245
Rank in 2010s458Overall Rank:4,613
Average Rating:  72/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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86.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:242
Rank in 2010s465Overall Rank:4,673
Average Rating:  74/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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87.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:242
Rank in 2010s466Overall Rank:4,674
Average Rating:  72/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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88.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s473Overall Rank:4,703
Average Rating:  49/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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89.

Truant / Rough SleeperUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s475Overall Rank:4,719
Average Rating:  77/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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90.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s477Overall Rank:4,733
Average Rating:  67/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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