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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,057
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:694
Average Rating: 76/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,730
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:815
Average Rating: 76/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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17.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:898
Rank in 2010s84Overall Rank:1,434
Average Rating: 79/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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29.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:571
Rank in 2010s157Overall Rank:2,084
Average Rating: 75/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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31.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:551
Rank in 2010s161Overall Rank:2,140
Average Rating: 79/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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37.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:446
Rank in 2010s198Overall Rank:2,527
Average Rating: 50/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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44.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:376
Rank in 2010s232Overall Rank:2,885
Average Rating: 71/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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48.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:362
Rank in 2010s240Overall Rank:2,975
Average Rating: 67/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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73.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:247
Rank in 2010s369Overall Rank:4,076
Average Rating: 72/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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81.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:228
Rank in 2010s398Overall Rank:4,351
Average Rating: 70/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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