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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, Swans, Jack White and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:13,050
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:128
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (598 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,426
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  78/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,501
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  80/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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6.

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:2012Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,475
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  80/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,306
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  81/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,195
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  77/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,062
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:568
Average Rating:  77/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,161
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:761
Average Rating:  79/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,963
Rank in 2010s52Overall Rank:833
Average Rating:  76/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,712
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:953
Average Rating:  65/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 199 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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