Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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 Mac DeMarco.
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28,891
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Neil Young & Crazy Horse 3 0%
Swans 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 64 6%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Sweden 33 3%
Australia 33 3%
Germany 32 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 29 3%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of 1978
1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Blondie
3. The Cars
4. Elvis Costello
5. Van Halen
6. Kraftwerk
7. Kate Bush
8. The Rolling Stones
9. Rush
10. Steve Reich
11. Brian Eno
12. Talking Heads
13. Pere Ubu
14. Dire Straits
15. Big Star
16. The Jam
17. Wire
18. Devo
19. AC/DC
20. The Police
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