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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 27,000 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.

ƒINSpain John Talabot
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:91Rank Score:288
Rank in 2010s596Overall Rank:4,824
Average Rating:  75/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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92.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:92Rank Score:285
Rank in 2010s602Overall Rank:4,880
Average Rating:  73/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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93.

English Electric (Part One)United Kingdom Big Big Train
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:93Rank Score:285
Rank in 2010s603Overall Rank:4,881
Average Rating:  73/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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94.

Street Halo / Kindred
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United Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:94Rank Score:284
Rank in 2010s607Overall Rank:4,897
Average Rating:  79/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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95.

R.I.PUnited Kingdom Actress
Year of Release:2012Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2012:95Rank Score:281
Rank in 2010s612Overall Rank:4,933
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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96.

IIICanada Crystal Castles
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:96Rank Score:279
Rank in 2010s617Overall Rank:4,974
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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97.

What We Saw From The Cheap SeatsUnited States Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:97Rank Score:278
Rank in 2010s621Overall Rank:4,983
Average Rating:  70/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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98.

I Thought I Was An AlienFrance Soko
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:98Rank Score:269
Rank in 2010s640Overall Rank:5,094
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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99.

Breakup SongUnited States Deerhoof
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:99Rank Score:267
Rank in 2010s648Overall Rank:5,138
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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100.

SomethingUnited States Chairlift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:100Rank Score:262
Rank in 2010s654Overall Rank:5,194
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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