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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:1,096 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:34,780
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,070 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:27,445
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:86
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,459 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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3.

EP's 1988-1991
Compilation
Ireland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:93Rank Score:356
Rank in 2010s711Overall Rank:4,808
Average Rating:  83/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.

Searching For Sugar Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)United States Rodriguez
Year of Release:2012Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2012:145Rank Score:228
Rank in 2010s1,114Overall Rank:6,854
Average Rating:  82/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:8,874
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  82/100 (697 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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6.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:643 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:12,984
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  82/100 (943 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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7.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:565 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:9,415
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  81/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:5,098
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  81/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:991
Rank in 2010s255Overall Rank:2,159
Average Rating:  81/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:1,226
Rank in 2010s204Overall Rank:1,804
Average Rating:  80/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 5 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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