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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, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
81.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s406Overall Rank:4,313
Average Rating: 70/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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82.

Reign Of TerrorUnited States Sleigh Bells
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:238
Rank in 2010s407Overall Rank:4,321
Average Rating: 68/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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83.

BBNG2Canada BADBADNOTGOOD
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:235
Rank in 2010s411Overall Rank:4,354
Average Rating: 81/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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84.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:229
Rank in 2010s418Overall Rank:4,442
Average Rating: 75/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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85.

HereUnited States Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:227
Rank in 2010s423Overall Rank:4,471
Average Rating: 67/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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86.

Young Man In AmericaUnited States Anais Mitchell
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:225
Rank in 2010s425Overall Rank:4,500
Average Rating: 68/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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87.

TRSTCanada Trust
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:224
Rank in 2010s426Overall Rank:4,509
Average Rating: 70/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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88.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:224
Rank in 2010s427Overall Rank:4,515
Average Rating: 73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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89.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:224
Rank in 2010s428Overall Rank:4,520
Average Rating: 72/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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90.

Kaleidoscope DreamUnited States Miguel
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:223
Rank in 2010s430Overall Rank:4,534
Average Rating: 78/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
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