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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 24,000 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:634 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:19,638
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:100
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (862 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:716 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:17,896
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:112
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (965 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:7,677
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  78/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:7,482
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  80/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,704
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  80/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:4,466
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  80/100 (401 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:289 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,942
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  80/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,844
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  81/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,684
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  77/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,374
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:589
Average Rating:  77/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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