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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 27,000 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:77 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:885
Rank in 2010s188Overall Rank:2,012
Average Rating:  80/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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32.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:884
Rank in 2010s189Overall Rank:2,015
Average Rating:  61/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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33.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:798
Rank in 2010s210Overall Rank:2,188
Average Rating:  73/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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34.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:797
Rank in 2010s211Overall Rank:2,189
Average Rating:  71/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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35.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:793
Rank in 2010s212Overall Rank:2,204
Average Rating:  62/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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36.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:770
Rank in 2010s219Overall Rank:2,255
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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37.

There's No Leaving NowSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:764
Rank in 2010s222Overall Rank:2,271
Average Rating:  75/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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38.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:761
Rank in 2010s223Overall Rank:2,289
Average Rating:  61/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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39.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:754
Rank in 2010s229Overall Rank:2,307
Average Rating:  74/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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40.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:687
Rank in 2010s256Overall Rank:2,473
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%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 487 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 40 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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