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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 19,000 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, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, 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:444 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:12,553
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:136
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,187
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  78/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,359
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:403
Average Rating:  80/100 (508 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:248 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,385
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  80/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,283
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  77/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,228
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  80/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,195
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  77/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,200
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  79/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,931
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:834
Average Rating:  76/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,707
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:939
Average Rating:  65/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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