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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Swans, Jack White, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:10,064
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:174
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:4,565
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  78/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,023
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  80/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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6.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,595
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  81/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,110
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  77/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 68 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:231 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,984
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  79/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,751
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:585
Average Rating:  77/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,108
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  79/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,731
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:890
Average Rating:  76/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,552
Rank in 2010s66Overall Rank:985
Average Rating:  65/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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