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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 16,000 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), Jack White, Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
5.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,521
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:444
Average Rating: 77/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,274
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:1,094
Average Rating: 63/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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16.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,191
Rank in 2010s79Overall Rank:1,167
Average Rating: 58/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:901
Rank in 2010s87Overall Rank:1,463
Average Rating: 73/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:855
Rank in 2010s91Overall Rank:1,536
Average Rating: 75/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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29.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:601
Rank in 2010s158Overall Rank:2,037
Average Rating: 72/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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33.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:555
Rank in 2010s173Overall Rank:2,169
Average Rating: 73/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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36.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:506
Rank in 2010s189Overall Rank:2,347
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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37.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:488
Rank in 2010s193Overall Rank:2,404
Average Rating: 70/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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39.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:467
Rank in 2010s203Overall Rank:2,501
Average Rating: 78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 26 3%
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