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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
11.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,185
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  77/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,944
Rank in 2010s61Overall Rank:729
Average Rating:  79/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,431
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:858
Average Rating:  76/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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14.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,408
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:864
Average Rating:  75/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,285
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:908
Average Rating:  80/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:1,929
Rank in 2010s96Overall Rank:1,077
Average Rating:  63/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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17.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,556
Rank in 2010s111Overall Rank:1,272
Average Rating:  60/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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18.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,378
Rank in 2010s124Overall Rank:1,405
Average Rating:  74/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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19.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,343
Rank in 2010s129Overall Rank:1,433
Average Rating:  76/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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20.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,313
Rank in 2010s132Overall Rank:1,465
Average Rating:  75/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 39 4%
Sweden 27 3%
France 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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