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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

English Electric (Part One)United Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:249
Rank in 2010s401Overall Rank:4,247
Average Rating: 71/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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82.

Kaleidoscope DreamUnited States Miguel
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:245
Rank in 2010s411Overall Rank:4,291
Average Rating: 78/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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83.

PacificaAustralia The Presets
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:243
Rank in 2010s415Overall Rank:4,325
Average Rating: 73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s422Overall Rank:4,388
Average Rating: 72/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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85.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s423Overall Rank:4,395
Average Rating: 70/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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86.

Reign Of TerrorUnited States Sleigh Bells
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s425Overall Rank:4,406
Average Rating: 68/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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87.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:231
Rank in 2010s434Overall Rank:4,495
Average Rating: 72/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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88.

TRSTCanada Trust
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:229
Rank in 2010s438Overall Rank:4,528
Average Rating: 70/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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89.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:229
Rank in 2010s440Overall Rank:4,534
Average Rating: 73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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90.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:227
Rank in 2010s448Overall Rank:4,569
Average Rating: 76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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