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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 25,000 greatest album charts.

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

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:680 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:21,140
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:92
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (934 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:750 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:18,965
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:110
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,020 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:8,342
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  80/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:8,023
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  78/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,934
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  80/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:4,862
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

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:299 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,203
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  80/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,128
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  81/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,597
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  77/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,574
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:568
Average Rating:  77/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 495 50%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 42 4%
Sweden 25 3%
France 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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