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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,493
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:624
Average Rating:  76/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,033
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:760
Average Rating:  76/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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17.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,258
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:1,140
Average Rating:  79/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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26.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:675
Rank in 2010s151Overall Rank:1,924
Average Rating:  80/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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30.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:618
Rank in 2010s170Overall Rank:2,063
Average Rating:  74/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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52.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s277Overall Rank:3,183
Average Rating:  65/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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65.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:296
Rank in 2010s342Overall Rank:3,746
Average Rating:  71/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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69.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:276
Rank in 2010s371Overall Rank:3,950
Average Rating:  49/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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70.

BBNG2Canada BADBADNOTGOOD
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:272
Rank in 2010s377Overall Rank:3,999
Average Rating:  80/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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74.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:74Rank Score:261
Rank in 2010s393Overall Rank:4,140
Average Rating:  72/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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