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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
2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:9,269
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:180
Average Rating: 85/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,320
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:370
Average Rating: 77/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,997
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:405
Average Rating: 79/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,502
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:455
Average Rating: 77/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,433
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:464
Average Rating: 81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

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:214 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,756
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:561
Average Rating: 79/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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9.

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,755
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:562
Average Rating: 77/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,407
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:637
Average Rating: 79/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,213
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:683
Average Rating: 76/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,523
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:962
Average Rating: 64/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 476 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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