Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Death Grips, ∆ (alt-J), Beach House, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Swans and Grimes.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Wiz Khalifa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 65 7%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Germany 26 3%
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Popular  Charts
1. Top 500 Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2012)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
8. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
9. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
10. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Mojo (1995)
11. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
12. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
13. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
14. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
15. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
16. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
17. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
18. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
19. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
20. 100 Best Albums of the 2000s by Rolling Stone (2011)
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