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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:196 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,423
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:450
Average Rating: 77/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,272
Rank in 2010s72Overall 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 2010s78Overall Rank:1,158
Average Rating: 58/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:933
Rank in 2010s85Overall Rank:1,412
Average Rating: 73/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:856
Rank in 2010s92Overall Rank:1,521
Average Rating: 75/100 (146 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:590
Rank in 2010s159Overall Rank:2,068
Average Rating: 72/100 (203 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:550
Rank in 2010s172Overall Rank:2,177
Average Rating: 72/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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36.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:498
Rank in 2010s192Overall Rank:2,355
Average Rating: 78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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37.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:487
Rank in 2010s194Overall Rank:2,401
Average Rating: 70/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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40.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:429
Rank in 2010s219Overall Rank:2,670
Average Rating: 75/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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