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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, Death Grips, 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:581 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:17,533
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:111
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (806 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:17,035
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (921 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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3.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:7,074
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  77/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:6,910
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  80/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,120
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  80/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 68 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:278 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,758
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  80/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,683
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  81/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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8.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,492
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  77/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,304
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:578
Average Rating:  80/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,080
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  77/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 43 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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