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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 32,000 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, Swans, Lana Del Rey and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:929 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:29,353
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:73
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,261 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:968 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:24,732
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,292 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:573 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:11,643
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  81/100 (823 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:10,283
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  78/100 (728 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:8,539
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  81/100 (755 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:6,802
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  81/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 51 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:346 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,009
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  80/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,880
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  81/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,380
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  68/100 (559 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:4,124
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  77/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 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 201 20%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Sweden 32 3%
Germany 25 3%
France 23 2%
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