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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 17,000 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), 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:358 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:9,543
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  84/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,689
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  78/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:4,188
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  80/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,552
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  81/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,517
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  77/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 67 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:218 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,844
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  79/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,695
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:580
Average Rating:  77/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,424
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  79/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,237
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:682
Average Rating:  76/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,659
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:898
Average Rating:  64/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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