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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 15,000 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), Fiona Apple, Swans, Grizzly Bear and Death Grips.
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1.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:8,333
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:191
Average Rating: 84/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:7,660
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:208
Average Rating: 85/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:3,985
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:382
Average Rating: 78/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,856
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:393
Average Rating: 79/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,436
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:436
Average Rating: 77/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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6.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,023
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:488
Average Rating: 77/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 32 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:198 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:2,655
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:551
Average Rating: 79/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,555
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:572
Average Rating: 80/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,402
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:608
Average Rating: 80/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,185
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:663
Average Rating: 77/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 4 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 46 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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