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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 25,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Grimes and Jack White.
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RankAlbumArtist
9.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,601
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  77/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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14.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,315
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:850
Average Rating:  75/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,006
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:970
Average Rating:  79/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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23.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:1,029
Rank in 2010s136Overall Rank:1,690
Average Rating:  79/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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37.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:718
Rank in 2010s203Overall Rank:2,272
Average Rating:  74/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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57.

Trilogy
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Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:460
Rank in 2010s330Overall Rank:3,226
Average Rating:  77/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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60.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:417
Rank in 2010s359Overall Rank:3,493
Average Rating:  68/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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70.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:339
Rank in 2010s439Overall Rank:4,109
Average Rating:  73/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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78.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:78Rank Score:311
Rank in 2010s494Overall Rank:4,403
Average Rating:  73/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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93.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2012:93Rank Score:259
Rank in 2010s582Overall Rank:5,028
Average Rating:  78/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 495 50%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 42 4%
Sweden 25 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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