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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 30,000 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
11.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,254
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:696
Average Rating:  77/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:3,116
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:727
Average Rating:  79/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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13.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:3,093
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:731
Average Rating:  80/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,466
Rank in 2010s79Overall Rank:887
Average Rating:  76/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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15.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,435
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:898
Average Rating:  75/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:2,091
Rank in 2010s92Overall Rank:1,050
Average Rating:  63/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,628
Rank in 2010s115Overall Rank:1,285
Average Rating:  61/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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18.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,532
Rank in 2010s123Overall Rank:1,358
Average Rating:  76/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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19.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,444
Rank in 2010s130Overall Rank:1,416
Average Rating:  74/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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20.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,393
Rank in 2010s135Overall Rank:1,461
Average Rating:  77/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 23 2%
France 23 2%
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