"Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine"

- Pink Floyd
 

Best Albums of 2012

« View best albums of 2011View best albums of 2013 »

Listed below are the greatest albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: | Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist
RankAlbumArtist
1.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:10,709
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  84/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:10,056
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:174
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,805
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  77/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:4,554
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  78/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,034
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  80/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
6.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,596
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  81/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
7.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,110
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  77/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
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:231 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,984
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  79/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
9.


Safe Mode: On
The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,750
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  77/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,310
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  76/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Show all

« View best albums of 2011View best albums of 2013 »

BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Buy from your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Copyright © 2005-2014 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt