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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, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
12.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,146
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:684
Average Rating: 76/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,788
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:806
Average Rating: 76/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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17.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,058
Rank in 2010s83Overall Rank:1,264
Average Rating: 78/100 (67 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:696
Rank in 2010s131Overall Rank:1,810
Average Rating: 79/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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29.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:610
Rank in 2010s156Overall Rank:2,002
Average Rating: 74/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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46.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:378
Rank in 2010s239Overall Rank:2,944
Average Rating: 49/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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49.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:363
Rank in 2010s250Overall Rank:3,053
Average Rating: 67/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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52.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:344
Rank in 2010s267Overall Rank:3,199
Average Rating: 71/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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76.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:249
Rank in 2010s379Overall Rank:4,156
Average Rating: 72/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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82.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:236
Rank in 2010s405Overall Rank:4,332
Average Rating: 70/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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