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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,495
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:659
Average Rating:  76/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,962
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:828
Average Rating:  76/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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16.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,371
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:1,134
Average Rating:  79/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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30.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:696
Rank in 2010s145Overall Rank:1,988
Average Rating:  74/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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33.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:654
Rank in 2010s160Overall Rank:2,092
Average Rating:  80/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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59.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:342
Rank in 2010s320Overall Rank:3,501
Average Rating:  67/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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62.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:328
Rank in 2010s337Overall Rank:3,628
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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69.

TrilogyCanada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:289
Rank in 2010s378Overall Rank:3,993
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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77.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:270
Rank in 2010s403Overall Rank:4,229
Average Rating:  76/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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89.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:239
Rank in 2010s450Overall Rank:4,623
Average Rating:  73/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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