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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:419 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:9,016
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:178
Average Rating: 84/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:8,167
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:197
Average Rating: 85/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,197
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:365
Average Rating: 78/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,915
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:397
Average Rating: 79/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,538
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:438
Average Rating: 77/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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6.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,273
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:464
Average Rating: 77/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:2,876
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:517
Average Rating: 80/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 23 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:207 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,818
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:531
Average Rating: 79/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,441
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:608
Average Rating: 80/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,367
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:620
Average Rating: 77/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
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