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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 34,000 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, 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:1,013 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:31,578
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,373 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,031 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:26,094
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:89
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,381 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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3.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:12,147
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  82/100 (889 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:483 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:10,803
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  78/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:8,810
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  81/100 (802 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:7,655
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  82/100 (646 votes)
Comments: 56 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:355 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,158
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  80/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,824
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  81/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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9.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,750
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  69/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:4,059
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:599
Average Rating:  77/100 (555 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%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 37 4%
Sweden 30 3%
Germany 26 3%
France 21 2%
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