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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 22,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Fiona Apple, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:6,719
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  77/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,879
Rank in 2010s71Overall Rank:934
Average Rating:  64/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,320
Rank in 2010s89Overall Rank:1,266
Average Rating:  59/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,210
Rank in 2010s99Overall Rank:1,363
Average Rating:  73/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,192
Rank in 2010s100Overall Rank:1,375
Average Rating:  75/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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25.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:856
Rank in 2010s144Overall Rank:1,819
Average Rating:  71/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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31.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:716
Rank in 2010s183Overall Rank:2,105
Average Rating:  71/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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36.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:608
Rank in 2010s220Overall Rank:2,399
Average Rating:  80/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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38.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:547
Rank in 2010s240Overall Rank:2,592
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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39.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:526
Rank in 2010s254Overall Rank:2,681
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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