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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 16,000 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), Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:8,258
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:198
Average Rating: 85/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,223
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:367
Average Rating: 77/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,907
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:397
Average Rating: 80/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,464
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:445
Average Rating: 77/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:2,868
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:522
Average Rating: 80/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 23 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:208 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,731
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:549
Average Rating: 79/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,445
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:608
Average Rating: 80/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,415
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:617
Average Rating: 77/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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11.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,281
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:648
Average Rating: 76/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,505
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:934
Average Rating: 64/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Azealia Banks 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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