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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,292
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:695
Average Rating:  76/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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12.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,982
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:799
Average Rating:  76/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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16.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,312
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:1,153
Average Rating:  79/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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25.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:710
Rank in 2010s131Overall Rank:1,919
Average Rating:  79/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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29.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:688
Rank in 2010s143Overall Rank:1,973
Average Rating:  74/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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50.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:365
Rank in 2010s282Overall Rank:3,247
Average Rating:  66/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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77.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:77Rank Score:273
Rank in 2010s386Overall Rank:4,105
Average Rating:  76/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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86.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:244
Rank in 2010s418Overall Rank:4,458
Average Rating:  72/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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87.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:243
Rank in 2010s421Overall Rank:4,476
Average Rating:  73/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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94.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:94Rank Score:220
Rank in 2010s465Overall Rank:4,829
Average Rating:  48/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 45 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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