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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 23,000 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, Jack White, Death Grips and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:17,285
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:111
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:664 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:16,578
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (895 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:7,036
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:285
Average Rating:  78/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:6,446
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  80/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,031
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  80/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 67 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:274 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,830
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  80/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,597
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  81/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,424
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  77/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,177
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  80/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,920
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  76/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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