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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:624 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:19,152
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (838 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:700 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:17,389
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:112
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (945 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:7,320
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:285
Average Rating:  78/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:7,094
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  80/100 (579 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,537
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  80/100 (617 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:4,127
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  80/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 40 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:286 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,897
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  80/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,786
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  81/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,506
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  77/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,260
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  77/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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