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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:7,824
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:204
Average Rating: 85/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,070
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:375
Average Rating: 78/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,948
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:389
Average Rating: 79/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,495
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:436
Average Rating: 78/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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7.

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:199 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:2,721
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:541
Average Rating: 79/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,615
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:563
Average Rating: 80/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,487
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:595
Average Rating: 80/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,248
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:645
Average Rating: 77/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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11.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,140
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:675
Average Rating: 76/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,360
Rank in 2010s68Overall Rank:1,019
Average Rating: 64/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 52 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%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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