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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, ∆ (alt-j), Jack White, Swans, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
5.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,719
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:430
Average Rating: 77/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,354
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:1,059
Average Rating: 63/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,227
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:1,151
Average Rating: 58/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:999
Rank in 2010s88Overall Rank:1,351
Average Rating: 73/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:896
Rank in 2010s94Overall Rank:1,492
Average Rating: 75/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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30.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:591
Rank in 2010s168Overall Rank:2,112
Average Rating: 72/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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33.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:552
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:2,215
Average Rating: 73/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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34.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:533
Rank in 2010s185Overall Rank:2,294
Average Rating: 78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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36.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:506
Rank in 2010s195Overall Rank:2,386
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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38.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:490
Rank in 2010s199Overall Rank:2,435
Average Rating: 70/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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