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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), Jack White, Swans, 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:355 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:9,462
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  84/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,571
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  78/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:4,081
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  79/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,502
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  77/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,471
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  81/100 (254 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:218 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,842
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:547
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:2,689
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  77/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,420
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  79/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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12.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,230
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:683
Average Rating:  76/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,578
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:942
Average Rating:  64/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
France 25 3%
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