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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
9.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,656
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  77/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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14.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,412
Rank in 2010s71Overall Rank:842
Average Rating:  75/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,062
Rank in 2010s82Overall Rank:975
Average Rating:  80/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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21.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,129
Rank in 2010s142Overall Rank:1,614
Average Rating:  79/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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37.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:750
Rank in 2010s217Overall Rank:2,256
Average Rating:  74/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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59.

Trilogy
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Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:464
Rank in 2010s355Overall Rank:3,273
Average Rating:  77/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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63.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:423
Rank in 2010s380Overall Rank:3,515
Average Rating:  68/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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68.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:369
Rank in 2010s441Overall Rank:3,927
Average Rating:  73/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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71.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s456Overall Rank:4,014
Average Rating:  79/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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75.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:340
Rank in 2010s483Overall Rank:4,202
Average Rating:  73/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
teen suicide 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 28 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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