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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 35,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-J), Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Swans and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,056 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:33,463
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,421 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,051 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:26,840
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:89
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,415 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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3.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:12,410
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  82/100 (913 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,076
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  78/100 (793 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:9,106
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  81/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:8,270
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  82/100 (671 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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7.

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:360 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,251
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  80/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,855
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  81/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,822
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  69/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,990
Rank in 2010s60Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  77/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 476 48%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 67 7%
Australia 33 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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