Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Death Grips, Beach House, alt-J, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Swans and Grimes.
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2012
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25,613
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16,872
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10,030
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8,326
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7,863
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7,453
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5,670
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4,267
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4,042
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2,944
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 60 6%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Australia 36 4%
Sweden 34 3%
Germany 34 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. In Rainbows by Radiohead
7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
12. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Nevermind by Nirvana
15. Funeral by Arcade Fire
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
18. Doolittle by Pixies
19. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
20. London Calling by The Clash
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