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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, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Swans, Jack White, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
81.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:223
Rank in 2010s407Overall Rank:4,701
Average Rating:  73/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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82.

NoctourniquetUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:222
Rank in 2010s409Overall Rank:4,712
Average Rating:  69/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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83.

Rhythm And ReposeIreland Glen Hansard
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:221
Rank in 2010s412Overall Rank:4,727
Average Rating:  77/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

A Thing Called Divine FitsUnited States Divine Fits
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:214
Rank in 2010s417Overall Rank:4,847
Average Rating:  72/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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85.

World MusicSweden Goat
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:207
Rank in 2010s427Overall Rank:4,958
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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86.

In The Belly Of The Brazen BullUnited Kingdom The Cribs
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:206
Rank in 2010s432Overall Rank:4,995
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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87.

IIICanada Crystal Castles
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:205
Rank in 2010s434Overall Rank:5,005
Average Rating:  75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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88.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:205
Rank in 2010s436Overall Rank:5,018
Average Rating:  76/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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89.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:204
Rank in 2010s437Overall Rank:5,025
Average Rating:  72/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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90.

I Bet On SkyUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:200
Rank in 2010s444Overall Rank:5,110
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 0%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 27 3%
France 25 2%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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