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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, ∆ (alt-j), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Swans, Death Grips, Jack White, 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:396 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:10,526
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:4,803
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  78/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,295
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:403
Average Rating:  80/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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6.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,680
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  81/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,086
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  77/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 68 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:234 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,021
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  80/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,802
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  77/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,187
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:722
Average Rating:  79/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,723
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:905
Average Rating:  76/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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15.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:1,574
Rank in 2010s67Overall Rank:986
Average Rating:  65/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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