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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
11.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,318
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:659
Average Rating: 76/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,959
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:775
Average Rating: 76/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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17.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,193
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:1,182
Average Rating: 79/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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25.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:694
Rank in 2010s137Overall Rank:1,864
Average Rating: 79/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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29.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:621
Rank in 2010s162Overall Rank:2,032
Average Rating: 74/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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51.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:3,140
Average Rating: 64/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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55.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:331
Rank in 2010s289Overall Rank:3,376
Average Rating: 49/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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66.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:301
Rank in 2010s325Overall Rank:3,650
Average Rating: 71/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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67.

BBNG2Canada BADBADNOTGOOD
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:288
Rank in 2010s344Overall Rank:3,779
Average Rating: 81/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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72.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:262
Rank in 2010s374Overall Rank:4,080
Average Rating: 72/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 10 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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