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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 23,000 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, Fiona Apple, Swans, Jack White, Death Grips and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,935
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  76/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,113
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:852
Average Rating:  75/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,890
Rank in 2010s72Overall Rank:958
Average Rating:  80/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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27.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:766
Rank in 2010s164Overall Rank:2,023
Average Rating:  79/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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31.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:722
Rank in 2010s177Overall Rank:2,125
Average Rating:  74/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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51.

Trilogy
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Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:443
Rank in 2010s301Overall Rank:3,131
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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64.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:347
Rank in 2010s376Overall Rank:3,811
Average Rating:  67/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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71.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:71Rank Score:315
Rank in 2010s420Overall Rank:4,091
Average Rating:  73/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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72.

A Sleep & A ForgettingCanada Islands
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:72Rank Score:311
Rank in 2010s423Overall Rank:4,126
Average Rating:  73/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:275
Rank in 2010s482Overall Rank:4,531
Average Rating:  73/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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