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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, ∆ (alt-j), Jack White, Swans, Death Grips, Fiona Apple and Grizzly Bear.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:9,823
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: 84/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:9,077
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:181
Average Rating: 85/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,154
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:385
Average Rating: 77/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,981
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:403
Average Rating: 80/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,661
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:432
Average Rating: 77/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,447
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:458
Average Rating: 77/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,341
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:470
Average Rating: 81/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 25 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:210 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,826
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:544
Average Rating: 79/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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9.

The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,656
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:581
Average Rating: 77/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,392
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:638
Average Rating: 79/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Lil B 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Neneh Cherry & The Thing 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 48 5%
Sweden 28 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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