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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 19,000 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, Death Grips, 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:455 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:12,840
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:133
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:538 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:12,341
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:143
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (677 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:5,513
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  77/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,380
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  78/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,497
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  80/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 64 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:251 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,478
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  80/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,253
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  80/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,198
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  77/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,102
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  77/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,528
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  76/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 43 4%
France 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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