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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Jack White, ∆ (alt-j), Grizzly Bear, Fiona Apple, Swans and Death Grips.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:7,882
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:190
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2.

Good Kid, M.A.A.d CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:6,530
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:229
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3.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:3,776
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:375
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4.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,379
Rank in 2010s21Overall Rank:423
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5.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:3,272
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:435
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6.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,042
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:462
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7.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:2,536
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:549
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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:182 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,400
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:576
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9.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,038
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:664
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10.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:1,921
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:697
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 24 2%
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