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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), 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:499 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:14,058
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:126
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:5,842
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  79/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,653
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  80/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 65 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:254 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,593
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  80/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,347
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,324
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  78/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,172
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  77/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,229
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:758
Average Rating:  80/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,972
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:848
Average Rating:  76/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,766
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:943
Average Rating:  65/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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