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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
21.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,302
Rank in 2010s135Overall Rank:1,481
Average Rating:  77/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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22.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:1,231
Rank in 2010s142Overall Rank:1,548
Average Rating:  79/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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23.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:1,215
Rank in 2010s144Overall Rank:1,561
Average Rating:  72/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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24.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:1,130
Rank in 2010s156Overall Rank:1,662
Average Rating:  70/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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25.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:1,076
Rank in 2010s164Overall Rank:1,735
Average Rating:  74/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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26.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:1,001
Rank in 2010s170Overall Rank:1,841
Average Rating:  77/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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27.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:980
Rank in 2010s174Overall Rank:1,874
Average Rating:  79/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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28.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:979
Rank in 2010s175Overall Rank:1,878
Average Rating:  78/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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29.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:908
Rank in 2010s187Overall Rank:2,002
Average Rating:  75/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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30.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:884
Rank in 2010s189Overall Rank:2,044
Average Rating:  80/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
The Flaming Lips 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 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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