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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Grizzly Bear, Fiona Apple, Swans and Death Grips.
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RankAlbumArtist
6.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,031
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:464
Average Rating: 77/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,170
Rank in 2010s68Overall Rank:1,089
Average Rating: 63/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,154
Rank in 2010s69Overall Rank:1,100
Average Rating: 59/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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17.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:976
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:1,269
Average Rating: 75/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:804
Rank in 2010s88Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating: 76/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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26.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:583
Rank in 2010s138Overall Rank:1,952
Average Rating: 72/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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29.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:538
Rank in 2010s147Overall Rank:2,058
Average Rating: 78/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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33.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:472
Rank in 2010s169Overall Rank:2,289
Average Rating: 70/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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35.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:440
Rank in 2010s180Overall Rank:2,434
Average Rating: 76/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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42.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:355
Rank in 2010s223Overall Rank:2,881
Average Rating: 74/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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