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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, Death Grips, Fiona Apple 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:3,733
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:426
Average Rating: 77/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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15.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,319
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:1,084
Average Rating: 63/100 (275 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:1,226
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:1,146
Average Rating: 58/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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18.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:999
Rank in 2010s87Overall Rank:1,340
Average Rating: 73/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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22.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:857
Rank in 2010s98Overall Rank:1,546
Average Rating: 75/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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30.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:601
Rank in 2010s163Overall Rank:2,066
Average Rating: 72/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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34.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:554
Rank in 2010s182Overall Rank:2,198
Average Rating: 72/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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35.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:530
Rank in 2010s187Overall Rank:2,284
Average Rating: 78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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37.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:506
Rank in 2010s197Overall Rank:2,378
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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38.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:491
Rank in 2010s200Overall Rank:2,431
Average Rating: 70/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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