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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,579
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  77/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,720
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:951
Average Rating:  64/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,270
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:1,237
Average Rating:  59/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,058
Rank in 2010s92Overall Rank:1,424
Average Rating:  72/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:997
Rank in 2010s98Overall Rank:1,497
Average Rating:  75/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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28.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:710
Rank in 2010s149Overall Rank:1,979
Average Rating:  71/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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34.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:583
Rank in 2010s195Overall Rank:2,313
Average Rating:  80/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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35.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:575
Rank in 2010s197Overall Rank:2,334
Average Rating:  71/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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37.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:536
Rank in 2010s217Overall Rank:2,480
Average Rating:  73/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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41.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:509
Rank in 2010s232Overall Rank:2,594
Average Rating:  79/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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