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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 28,000 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
91.

Come Of AgeUnited Kingdom The Vaccines
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:91Rank Score:300
Rank in 2010s603Overall Rank:4,787
Average Rating:  74/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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92.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina And The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:92Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s604Overall Rank:4,802
Average Rating:  68/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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93.

What We Saw From The Cheap SeatsUnited States Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:93Rank Score:291
Rank in 2010s618Overall Rank:4,896
Average Rating:  70/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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94.

ƒINSpain John Talabot
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:94Rank Score:290
Rank in 2010s619Overall Rank:4,902
Average Rating:  75/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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95.

Street Halo / Kindred
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United Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:95Rank Score:284
Rank in 2010s628Overall Rank:4,996
Average Rating:  78/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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96.

SomethingUnited States Chairlift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:96Rank Score:282
Rank in 2010s634Overall Rank:5,024
Average Rating:  74/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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97.

I Thought I Was An AlienFrance Soko
Year of Release:2012Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2012:97Rank Score:271
Rank in 2010s665Overall Rank:5,196
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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98.

IIICanada Crystal Castles
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:98Rank Score:269
Rank in 2010s670Overall Rank:5,230
Average Rating:  75/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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99.

I Bet On SkyUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:99Rank Score:267
Rank in 2010s674Overall Rank:5,252
Average Rating:  74/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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100.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:100Rank Score:267
Rank in 2010s675Overall Rank:5,261
Average Rating:  73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
The Flaming Lips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 27 3%
France 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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