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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
31.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:883
Rank in 2010s194Overall Rank:2,063
Average Rating:  80/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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32.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:878
Rank in 2010s196Overall Rank:2,070
Average Rating:  74/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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33.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:867
Rank in 2010s198Overall Rank:2,085
Average Rating:  61/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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34.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:815
Rank in 2010s215Overall Rank:2,197
Average Rating:  73/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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35.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:797
Rank in 2010s221Overall Rank:2,236
Average Rating:  62/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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36.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:786
Rank in 2010s223Overall Rank:2,261
Average Rating:  62/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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37.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:774
Rank in 2010s227Overall Rank:2,294
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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38.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:770
Rank in 2010s229Overall Rank:2,307
Average Rating:  75/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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39.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:706
Rank in 2010s255Overall Rank:2,468
Average Rating:  71/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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40.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:671
Rank in 2010s270Overall Rank:2,563
Average Rating:  78/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 27 3%
France 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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