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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 16,000 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), Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
6.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,418
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:450
Average Rating: 77/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,272
Rank in 2010s73Overall Rank:1,082
Average Rating: 63/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,190
Rank in 2010s77Overall Rank:1,151
Average Rating: 58/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:943
Rank in 2010s86Overall Rank:1,397
Average Rating: 73/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:856
Rank in 2010s92Overall Rank:1,520
Average Rating: 75/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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30.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:595
Rank in 2010s159Overall Rank:2,049
Average Rating: 72/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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33.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:549
Rank in 2010s171Overall Rank:2,171
Average Rating: 72/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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37.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:490
Rank in 2010s195Overall Rank:2,380
Average Rating: 78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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38.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:487
Rank in 2010s196Overall Rank:2,395
Average Rating: 70/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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41.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:428
Rank in 2010s220Overall Rank:2,671
Average Rating: 75/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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