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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:607 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:18,473
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (824 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:697 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:17,118
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (934 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:7,204
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  77/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:374 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:6,940
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  80/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,353
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  80/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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6.

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:284 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,875
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  80/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,797
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  81/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,677
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  80/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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9.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,610
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  77/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,286
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:586
Average Rating:  77/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 42 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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