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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, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,335
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:637
Average Rating:  77/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,877
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:722
Average Rating:  80/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,431
Rank in 2010s72Overall Rank:844
Average Rating:  75/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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14.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,429
Rank in 2010s73Overall Rank:845
Average Rating:  76/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,139
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:950
Average Rating:  80/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,976
Rank in 2010s87Overall Rank:1,016
Average Rating:  63/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,555
Rank in 2010s104Overall Rank:1,250
Average Rating:  60/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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18.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,336
Rank in 2010s122Overall Rank:1,419
Average Rating:  77/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,239
Rank in 2010s130Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating:  72/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,239
Rank in 2010s131Overall Rank:1,508
Average Rating:  75/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 40 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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