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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
21.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,332
Rank in 2010s140Overall Rank:1,525
Average Rating:  79/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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22.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:1,318
Rank in 2010s144Overall Rank:1,541
Average Rating:  72/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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23.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:1,308
Rank in 2010s146Overall Rank:1,552
Average Rating:  70/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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24.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:1,295
Rank in 2010s149Overall Rank:1,566
Average Rating:  75/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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25.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:1,111
Rank in 2010s168Overall Rank:1,767
Average Rating:  79/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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26.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:1,065
Rank in 2010s174Overall Rank:1,842
Average Rating:  74/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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27.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:1,039
Rank in 2010s178Overall Rank:1,883
Average Rating:  76/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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28.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:1,036
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:1,891
Average Rating:  80/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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29.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:1,026
Rank in 2010s180Overall Rank:1,901
Average Rating:  61/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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30.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:1,018
Rank in 2010s181Overall Rank:1,914
Average Rating:  75/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
The Flaming Lips 2 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 475 48%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 64 6%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 23 2%
France 23 2%
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