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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 23,000 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, Swans, Jack White, Death Grips and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:17,283
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:111
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:6,446
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  80/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,031
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  80/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 67 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:275 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,834
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  80/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,595
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  81/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,423
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  77/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,177
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  80/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,469
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  80/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,366
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:781
Average Rating:  76/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,071
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:867
Average Rating:  66/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 27 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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