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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, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:676
Rank in 2010s253Overall Rank:2,478
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:644
Rank in 2010s266Overall Rank:2,574
Average Rating:  76/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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43.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:643
Rank in 2010s267Overall Rank:2,577
Average Rating:  76/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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44.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:633
Rank in 2010s272Overall Rank:2,610
Average Rating:  72/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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45.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:630
Rank in 2010s276Overall Rank:2,623
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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46.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:625
Rank in 2010s279Overall Rank:2,642
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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47.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:611
Rank in 2010s289Overall Rank:2,687
Average Rating:  70/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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48.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:610
Rank in 2010s290Overall Rank:2,690
Average Rating:  74/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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49.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:603
Rank in 2010s294Overall Rank:2,722
Average Rating:  67/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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50.

The Lion's RoarSweden First Aid Kit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:566
Rank in 2010s312Overall Rank:2,847
Average Rating:  71/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 40 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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