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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
41.

Psychedelic PillMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:652
Rank in 2010s270Overall Rank:2,587
Average Rating:  78/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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42.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:643
Rank in 2010s272Overall Rank:2,614
Average Rating:  76/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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43.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:635
Rank in 2010s276Overall Rank:2,632
Average Rating:  72/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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44.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:617
Rank in 2010s285Overall Rank:2,692
Average Rating:  74/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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45.

Until The Quiet ComesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2012Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:617
Rank in 2010s286Overall Rank:2,693
Average Rating:  77/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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46.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:613
Rank in 2010s290Overall Rank:2,708
Average Rating:  70/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:608
Rank in 2010s296Overall Rank:2,733
Average Rating:  77/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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48.

151aUnited States Kishi Bashi
Year of Release:2012Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:590
Rank in 2010s306Overall Rank:2,796
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:581
Rank in 2010s311Overall Rank:2,828
Average Rating:  67/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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50.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:574
Rank in 2010s315Overall Rank:2,862
Average Rating:  72/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
The Flaming Lips 2 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 39 4%
Sweden 27 3%
France 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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