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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Beach House, ∆ (alt-j), Swans, Jack White, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
5.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,159
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  77/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,412
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:1,042
Average Rating:  63/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,275
Rank in 2010s77Overall Rank:1,127
Average Rating:  58/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,031
Rank in 2010s89Overall Rank:1,332
Average Rating:  73/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:901
Rank in 2010s95Overall Rank:1,504
Average Rating:  75/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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25.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:719
Rank in 2010s136Overall Rank:1,824
Average Rating:  72/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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33.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:554
Rank in 2010s184Overall Rank:2,225
Average Rating:  73/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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34.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:544
Rank in 2010s185Overall Rank:2,266
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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36.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:505
Rank in 2010s203Overall Rank:2,405
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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39.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:489
Rank in 2010s209Overall Rank:2,473
Average Rating:  71/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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