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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 36,000 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:1,087 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:34,578
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,450 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,066 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:27,396
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,441 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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3.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:12,963
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  82/100 (925 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,471
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  78/100 (805 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:555 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:9,215
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  81/100 (841 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:8,860
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  82/100 (686 votes)
Comments: 60 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:367 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,539
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  80/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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8.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:5,038
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  69/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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9.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:5,027
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  81/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:4,059
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  77/100 (572 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%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
The Flaming Lips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 199 20%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 33 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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