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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 20,000 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, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,543
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  76/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,977
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:845
Average Rating:  76/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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16.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,515
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:1,074
Average Rating:  79/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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30.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:636
Rank in 2010s176Overall Rank:2,183
Average Rating:  80/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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31.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:634
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:2,193
Average Rating:  74/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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58.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:345
Rank in 2010s325Overall Rank:3,528
Average Rating:  67/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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64.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:325
Rank in 2010s353Overall Rank:3,726
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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65.

TrilogyCanada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:317
Rank in 2010s358Overall Rank:3,786
Average Rating:  77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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76.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:76Rank Score:274
Rank in 2010s418Overall Rank:4,254
Average Rating:  77/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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88.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s473Overall Rank:4,699
Average Rating:  49/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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