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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 15,000 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), Fiona Apple, Swans, Grizzly Bear and Death Grips.
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RankAlbumArtist
6.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,147
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:474
Average Rating: 77/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,286
Rank in 2010s69Overall Rank:1,063
Average Rating: 63/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,190
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:1,132
Average Rating: 58/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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17.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:891
Rank in 2010s84Overall Rank:1,444
Average Rating: 73/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:854
Rank in 2010s89Overall Rank:1,493
Average Rating: 75/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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27.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:626
Rank in 2010s149Overall Rank:1,925
Average Rating: 72/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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32.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:544
Rank in 2010s161Overall Rank:2,153
Average Rating: 73/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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34.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:489
Rank in 2010s183Overall Rank:2,348
Average Rating: 78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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35.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:469
Rank in 2010s187Overall Rank:2,430
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:83 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:425
Rank in 2010s205Overall Rank:2,601
Average Rating: 76/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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