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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 30,000 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.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2012:41Rank Score:726
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:2,504
Average Rating:  72/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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42.

Put Your Back N 2 ItUnited States Perfume Genius
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:42Rank Score:720
Rank in 2010s269Overall Rank:2,522
Average Rating:  74/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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43.

Luxury ProblemsUnited Kingdom Andy Stott
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:43Rank Score:693
Rank in 2010s280Overall Rank:2,593
Average Rating:  76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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44.

Psychedelic PillCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2012:44Rank Score:686
Rank in 2010s282Overall Rank:2,608
Average Rating:  78/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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45.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:45Rank Score:652
Rank in 2010s296Overall Rank:2,696
Average Rating:  70/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:46Rank Score:648
Rank in 2010s298Overall Rank:2,705
Average Rating:  77/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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47.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:47Rank Score:645
Rank in 2010s300Overall Rank:2,714
Average Rating:  76/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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48.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:48Rank Score:621
Rank in 2010s315Overall Rank:2,802
Average Rating:  66/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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49.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2012:49Rank Score:614
Rank in 2010s319Overall Rank:2,823
Average Rating:  72/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:50Rank Score:595
Rank in 2010s324Overall Rank:2,885
Average Rating:  79/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 23 2%
France 23 2%
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