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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, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Swans, Fiona Apple, Death Grips and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:9,314
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:173
Average Rating: 84/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:8,503
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:188
Average Rating: 85/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,225
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:367
Average Rating: 77/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,954
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:394
Average Rating: 80/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,468
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:446
Average Rating: 77/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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6.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,418
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:450
Average Rating: 77/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:2,966
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:510
Average Rating: 80/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 24 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:209 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,827
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:528
Average Rating: 79/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,435
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:611
Average Rating: 80/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,413
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:617
Average Rating: 77/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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