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Top-rated albums of 2012

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 2012 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:978 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:30,670
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,340 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,009 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:25,650
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:90
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,355 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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3.

EP's 1988-1991
Compilation
Ireland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:115Rank Score:267
Rank in 2010s825Overall Rank:5,715
Average Rating:  83/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.

Searching For Sugar Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)United States Rodriguez
Year of Release:2012Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2012:133Rank Score:237
Rank in 2010s941Overall Rank:6,286
Average Rating:  82/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:7,329
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  82/100 (616 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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6.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:589 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:11,773
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  82/100 (868 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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7.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,837
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  81/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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8.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:8,832
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  81/100 (788 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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9.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:997
Rank in 2010s224Overall Rank:2,051
Average Rating:  80/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,535
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  80/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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