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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Swans, Jack White, Death Grips, 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:369 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:9,342
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:183
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,243
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  78/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,646
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  79/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,294
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  81/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:2,955
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  77/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 67 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:221 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,784
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  79/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,613
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  77/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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11.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,072
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:739
Average Rating:  79/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,744
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:860
Average Rating:  76/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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14.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:1,466
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:1,008
Average Rating:  64/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 25 3%
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