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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, Jack White, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:10,595
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  84/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:9,912
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:174
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,648
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  78/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:4,536
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  78/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,992
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  80/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,459
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  81/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,112
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  77/100 (477 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:228 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,973
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  79/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,672
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:599
Average Rating:  77/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,269
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:685
Average Rating:  76/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 0%
Lil B 4 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
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