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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:167 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,991
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:713
Average Rating: 76/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,696
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:826
Average Rating: 76/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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18.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:860
Rank in 2010s88Overall Rank:1,483
Average Rating: 79/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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30.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:563
Rank in 2010s158Overall Rank:2,099
Average Rating: 75/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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31.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:547
Rank in 2010s160Overall Rank:2,144
Average Rating: 78/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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37.

KissCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:452
Rank in 2010s193Overall Rank:2,507
Average Rating: 50/100 (69 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 2010s231Overall Rank:2,871
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:361
Rank in 2010s240Overall Rank:2,965
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 2010s370Overall Rank:4,072
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:4,346
Average Rating: 70/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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