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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Beach House, ∆ (alt-j), Jack White, Swans, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:9,825
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:169
Average Rating: 84/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:9,218
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:180
Average Rating: 85/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,276
Rank in 2010s21Overall Rank:379
Average Rating: 77/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,955
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:408
Average Rating: 79/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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5.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,719
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:430
Average Rating: 77/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,500
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:455
Average Rating: 77/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,377
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:469
Average Rating: 81/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 25 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:212 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,750
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:561
Average Rating: 79/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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9.

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,693
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:573
Average Rating: 77/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,407
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:636
Average Rating: 79/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 47 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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