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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 31,000 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.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:1,079
Rank in 2010s192Overall Rank:1,854
Average Rating:  75/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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32.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:970
Rank in 2010s205Overall Rank:2,024
Average Rating:  80/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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33.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:935
Rank in 2010s214Overall Rank:2,084
Average Rating:  73/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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34.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:895
Rank in 2010s228Overall Rank:2,158
Average Rating:  75/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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35.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:891
Rank in 2010s233Overall Rank:2,166
Average Rating:  63/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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36.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:884
Rank in 2010s234Overall Rank:2,181
Average Rating:  78/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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37.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:884
Rank in 2010s235Overall Rank:2,185
Average Rating:  62/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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38.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:861
Rank in 2010s244Overall Rank:2,228
Average Rating:  74/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 12 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:812
Rank in 2010s259Overall Rank:2,330
Average Rating:  71/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:772
Rank in 2010s273Overall Rank:2,426
Average Rating:  78/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 12 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%
Death Grips 2 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 37 4%
Sweden 30 3%
France 24 2%
Germany 23 2%
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