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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 22,000 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, Fiona Apple, Swans, Death Grips, 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:538 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:16,011
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:114
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (716 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:15,762
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:118
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:6,602
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  77/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:6,059
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  80/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,083
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  80/100 (572 votes)
Comments: 66 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:262 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,800
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  80/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,582
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  81/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,517
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  77/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,250
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  78/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,873
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  76/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 45 5%
France 27 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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