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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 20,000 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, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,520
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  77/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,746
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:950
Average Rating:  64/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,325
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:1,214
Average Rating:  59/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,117
Rank in 2010s90Overall Rank:1,379
Average Rating:  73/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,006
Rank in 2010s98Overall Rank:1,510
Average Rating:  75/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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27.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:727
Rank in 2010s149Overall Rank:1,967
Average Rating:  72/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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32.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:633
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:2,201
Average Rating:  80/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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35.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:593
Rank in 2010s201Overall Rank:2,326
Average Rating:  71/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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39.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:546
Rank in 2010s219Overall Rank:2,468
Average Rating:  73/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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42.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:509
Rank in 2010s235Overall Rank:2,613
Average Rating:  80/100 (56 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%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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