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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 37,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-J), Death Grips, Beach House, 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:1,111 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:35,055
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,491 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,078 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:27,408
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:88
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,470 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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3.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:649 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:13,043
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  82/100 (958 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:518 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,564
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  78/100 (823 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:9,408
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  81/100 (864 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:8,967
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  82/100 (707 votes)
Comments: 61 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:375 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,608
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  80/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:5,193
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  69/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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9.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:5,150
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  81/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:4,272
Rank in 2010s60Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  77/100 (586 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%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 69 7%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 26 3%
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