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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Jack White, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Grizzly Bear, Fiona Apple, Swans and Death Grips.
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RankAlbumArtist
12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,759
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:764
Average Rating: 76/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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13.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,601
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:837
Average Rating: 75/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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27.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:551
Rank in 2010s144Overall Rank:2,031
Average Rating: 78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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28.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:550
Rank in 2010s146Overall Rank:2,036
Average Rating: 79/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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37.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:400
Rank in 2010s196Overall Rank:2,618
Average Rating: 72/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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39.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:378
Rank in 2010s209Overall Rank:2,719
Average Rating: 74/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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46.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:335
Rank in 2010s234Overall Rank:3,028
Average Rating: 71/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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51.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:312
Rank in 2010s253Overall Rank:3,231
Average Rating: 67/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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71.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:233
Rank in 2010s350Overall Rank:4,105
Average Rating: 74/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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79.

TRSTCanada Trust
Year of Release:2012Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2012:79Rank Score:217
Rank in 2010s385Overall Rank:4,345
Average Rating: 70/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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