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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 26,000 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, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:725 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:22,407
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:89
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (975 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:794 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:20,601
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,071 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:9,377
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  81/100 (682 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:8,375
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  78/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:6,290
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  81/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:5,051
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 45 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:311 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,519
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  80/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,330
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  81/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,656
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  77/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,325
Rank in 2010s52Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  77/100 (617 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
teen suicide 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 28 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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