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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, ∆ (alt-j), Jack White, Swans, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,307
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:659
Average Rating: 76/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,934
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:779
Average Rating: 76/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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17.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,186
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:1,184
Average Rating: 78/100 (73 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:704
Rank in 2010s133Overall Rank:1,825
Average Rating: 79/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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29.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:622
Rank in 2010s161Overall Rank:2,020
Average Rating: 74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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51.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:359
Rank in 2010s259Overall Rank:3,127
Average Rating: 65/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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53.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:342
Rank in 2010s279Overall Rank:3,276
Average Rating: 49/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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61.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:318
Rank in 2010s306Overall Rank:3,471
Average Rating: 71/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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67.

BBNG2Canada BADBADNOTGOOD
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:292
Rank in 2010s334Overall Rank:3,718
Average Rating: 81/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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75.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:75Rank Score:257
Rank in 2010s379Overall Rank:4,123
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 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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