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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, ∆ (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:479 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:13,160
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:131
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,565
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  79/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,545
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  80/100 (524 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:3,457
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  80/100 (346 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:3,314
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  81/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,155
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  77/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,143
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  78/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,201
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:757
Average Rating:  79/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:1,971
Rank in 2010s52Overall Rank:840
Average Rating:  76/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,718
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:950
Average Rating:  65/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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