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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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

Born To Die: The Paradise EditionUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:263
Rank in 2010s413Overall Rank:4,315
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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82.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:262
Rank in 2010s416Overall Rank:4,329
Average Rating:  69/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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83.

King AnimalUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:259
Rank in 2010s419Overall Rank:4,370
Average Rating:  72/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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84.

QuarantineUnited States Laurel Halo
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:258
Rank in 2010s420Overall Rank:4,380
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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85.

Kaleidoscope DreamUnited States Miguel
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:251
Rank in 2010s426Overall Rank:4,454
Average Rating:  78/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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86.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:242
Rank in 2010s445Overall Rank:4,578
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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87.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:242
Rank in 2010s447Overall Rank:4,591
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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88.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s449Overall Rank:4,617
Average Rating:  73/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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89.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina & The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s454Overall Rank:4,649
Average Rating:  66/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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90.

Mature ThemesUnited States Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:237
Rank in 2010s455Overall Rank:4,652
Average Rating:  77/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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